FDA’s Unwarranted Advisory Relating to Darwin’s Pet Meals – Fact about Pet Meals


The FDA issued an “Advisory” on 8/16/23 warning pet house owners “Do Not Feed Sure Plenty of Darwin’s Pure Pet Merchandise for Canine & Cats Resulting from Salmonella.”

Beneath the part “Why is FDA issuing this advisory?” it states (daring added): “The FDA really useful that Arrow Reliance Inc. voluntarily recall these merchandise and notify the general public, however the firm has not but finished so.

Whereas this advisory appears truthful sufficient to concern – to alert “the general public” to a possible downside – per FDA’s personal insurance policies, the alert was truly very biased.

In September of 2022, Spot and Tango pet meals had an identical Salmonella concern. Per FDA data in an Enforcement Report, Spot and Tango alerted their prospects to a recall on 9/6/22 however there was no discover issued to ‘the general public’. TruthaboutPetFood.com despatched an e-mail to FDA Heart for Veterinary Drugs (CVM) on 9/14/22 asking the company why a public recall discover was not revealed?

The FDA CVM acknowledged that as a result of Spot and Tango is a direct to client pet meals firm – they’re not required to concern a public discover. The next is the correspondence between TruthaboutPetFood.com and CVM concerning Spot and Tango pet meals:

Guess who else is a direct to client pet meals firm? Darwin’s. Per FDA’s personal coverage, Darwin’s is NOT required to inform the general public, solely their prospects.

TruthaboutPetFood.com emailed Darwin’s asking if their prospects had been notified (as required). Darwin’s responded (very promptly) with:

“The impacted prospects who obtained these heaps have been contacted. We’ve additionally posted on this useful resource web page for anybody in our neighborhood to stand up so far data: Darwin’s Memo Relating to FDA Assertion (darwinspet.com).”

We additionally emailed the FDA CVM asking “why FDA issued this warning in opposition to Darwin’s however didn’t for Spot and Tango?” We’re nonetheless ready on FDA’s response.

The FDA CVM very publicly misled pet house owners into believing that Darwin’s was required to concern a public press launch – when as a direct to client pet meals model Darwin’s was utterly inside their authorized rights to NOT concern a public assertion. Darwin’s accomplished their legally required obligation (notifying their prospects).

The FDA Heart for Veterinary Drugs continues to go to any excessive – together with mendacity to the general public – to assault uncooked pet meals (and solely uncooked pet meals).

Shoppers are inspired to ship the FDA Heart for Veterinary Drugs an e-mail at: AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov. Inform them to cease the assault on uncooked pet meals (and ONLY uncooked pet meals) and inform them to cease mendacity to pet house owners.

Wishing you and your pet(s) the most effective,

Susan Thixton
Pet Meals Security Advocate
Writer Purchaser Beware, Co-Writer Dinner PAWsible
TruthaboutPetFood.com
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