Archive | December, 2013

Pet Food Recalls Information from Tambi Renee

30 Dec

In a recent study of pet foods, the FDA declared that, across all of the samples tested, they found contamination almost exclusively in raw pet foods, with one exceptional case in a dry cat food sample. Animal rights activist Tambi Renee has taken a closer look at the study, however, and concluded that there is something suspicious afoot over at the FDA. After examining the time period during which the samples were taken, Tambi Renee concluded that there was not a single raw pet food recall. Processed pet foods did not fare so well.

Rather than the single case of dry cat food contamination reported by the FDA, Tambi Renee found that during the period of the study, the United States was faced with the largest recall of pet kibble in its history due to salmonella contamination. This recall, says Tambi Renee, affected numerous pet food brands, including Diamond Dog and Cat Food, Natural Balance Dog and Cat Food, and several others.

Tambi Renee thinks that clearly something is wrong with the numbers here, or the FDA has found itself in an awful lot of confusion. As Tambi Renee points out, either the FDA has failed to follow its own rules with regard to zero tolerance for salmonella by not recalling those raw pet foods, or they did not, in fact, inspect those pet foods cited in the study. Similarly, did they forget about the massive pet food recall when tracking the statistics on pet kibble? Perhaps there is some forgetfulness afoot, but more likely, says Tambi Renee, is government blowback against raw food diets.

Tambi Renee on Raw Diets for Your Pets

27 Dec

Recently, the FDA released a report steering pet owners away from feeding raw diets to their pets. Raw diets, claimed the FDA, saw a far greater incidence of bacterial contamination than other pet food products. According to animal rights activist Tambi Renee, however, this warning is misguided. Raw diets are, in fact, at a much lower risk for contamination and also provide better nutrition. Additionally, raw foods, says Tambi Renee, do not contain salvage food products that have been unequivocally declared unfit for human consumption, and should also not be fed to pets.

According to Tambi Renee, raw food diets can be prepared at home and can leave your pets with healthier skin and fur, as well as cleaner teeth. Pets eating a raw diet consisting of meats, fruits, and vegetables also typically have more energy. Tambi Renee counters claims by the FDA that raw pet food diets also pose a risk to human handlers and may result in unbalanced diets for pets, noting that humans should only be handling meats that they would otherwise eat themselves, and that it is not difficult to establish a healthy raw food diet in consultation with your pet’s veterinarian.

In contradiction to the study by the FDA, Tambi Renee notes that there have been no recent food recalls of raw pet food (some pet owners choose to purchase pre-made raw diets), while there have been significant recalls of processed pet foods. Tambi Renee asks, if raw pet foods were so dangerous to our health and the health of our animals, why hasn’t the FDA recalled any of them? Perhaps because, as Tambi Renee argues, these foods are not nearly as dangerous as they are made out to be.

Tambi Renee Reports on Salvage Food and Your Pets

17 Dec

As pet owners, we all aim to feed our pets high quality food that will meet all of their nutritional needs. What most of us have never considered is the fact that processed pet foods for sale in supermarkets and pet stores could be putting our pets at risk. Tambi Renee has shed light on the dangerous state of pet food today and the use of salvage food products by pet food manufacturers with little to no oversight by the state or national government.

According to Tambi Renee, there are salvage food companies that work to resell what are known as “distressed” food products and turn a profit for themselves and the company where the products originated. Distressed food products have been exposed to temperature extremes, smoke, water, or other potential contaminates that have made them unsuitable for human consumption. They may also have lost their labels and become unidentifiable. What Tambi Renee points out is that these foods, through salvage companies, remain in the pipeline as food products for pets.

What is particularly disheartening about the resale of distressed food products, says Tambi Renee, is that pet food companies don’t have to label their products to note that they contain what is essentially waste. Tambi Renee says this is a fraud against consumers and a crime against pets. Now is the time to carefully look at what you feed your pet, says Tambi Renee. What are the ingredients? Where did they come from? If you can’t answer those questions, Tambi Renee says, it may be time to change pet foods or embrace a raw diet for your pets.