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Truth in labeling…not!

If you sell a product and say that it contains a certain ingredient, by law it actually has to have that ingredient in it.

If it doesn’t, that’s not just deceptive advertising, it’s illegal.  A warning letter recently sent by the FDA to Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company states :”The Lamb and Rice dog food contains no discernable traces of lamb, though there is “bovine material”. The Grain Free Duck pet food has the same problem. “(T)he analytical sample results did not detect the presence of duck in the product.”

That’s a real problem.

The FDA alleges Evangers failed to provide requested processing and production records for 2009. This letter is just a warning, putting the company on public notice.

They’re not alleging that the food is unsafe. They are”only” accused of advertising the food as something it actually is not what they claim it to be

This is not the first time Evanger’s have been in trouble.

Such stories are very unsettling. What good is it to carefully study the label if the label lies?

 

 

  1. How adorable! Such manners for Nono and Sia. Very creative on the adults end.

    Comment by karen on June 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  2. That is totally hilarious! Great job and really fun to watch!

    Comment by Fran on June 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  3. Actually my friend and website designer Kendra Dixson was the person who sent me the video. So 99% of the credit goes to her!

    Comment by Elisabeth on June 11, 2011 at 7:55 am
  4. Hee hee, well a good friend of mine forwarded it to me so the list goes on. I think it is so cute and I’m amazed at how well the dogs are behaved, although you do see a little help from the human hands so they don’t dive their noses into their dish. lol

    Comment by Kendra Dixson on June 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  5. yes the dogs are great! I also liked HOW they helped the dogs by pretending it was a human “putting your chin in your hands” gesture. It is most entertaining.

    Comment by Elisabeth Weiss on June 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm