Today, mommy was in a pet store where she normally doesn't shop. Mainly, she went in to see the cute kitties in the window (rescued kitties she fell in love with and really wanted to bring home).
While she was there, she thought she would check to see that there weren't any recalled foods on the shelves. Mostly, she just knows about the Natural Balance ones, because that is what we eat.
She was shocked to find that none of the additional items that were recalled on April 26 were pulled off the shelves. NONE!!!!!!! When mommy told the sales person, her response was that only the venison products had been recalled. Mommy told her that there were six additional products recalled on the 26th because the manufacturer had added rice protein without Natural Balance knowing. It was tainted, so NB had proactively recalled anything this company had added rice protein to.
The clerk said that they got all their recall information from the main office and that no one had sent them that information.
Mommy called Natural Balance and let them know. They said they would have a representative call the store. Even though the clerk told mommy she would call their main office and get them to look it up online, mommy didn't really trust that would happen.
How many dogs and cats have eaten food that was already recalled? That is sooooo scary.
So, please, don't rely on the pet food store to take all the bad products off the shelf. Check the FDA's website for a complete list of recalled foods. Check the website for the food you purchase. Check everywhere you can to make sure your food is safe, but don't assume that because it is on the shelf, it wasn't recalled.