Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog food forum > Cat food forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 3rd, 2008, 02:03 PM
Masha's Avatar
Masha Masha is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 745
Wellness canned - manufactured by Menu foods??!!

I just read that Wellness canned is manufactured by Menu foods. Is that true? If so, what are your thoughts on this? I must admit this make me feel slightly uncomfortable. I know quite a few of us here feed this to our cats, so I hope to hear from you on this one.

Thanks!
__________________
Mommy to two amazing boys and one awesome girl:

Monkey and Amy (cats)
Jermy (GSD)


“Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.”

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 3rd, 2008, 02:49 PM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,319
Yup, canned Wellness is indeed made at Menu Foods, but at a different plant than the 2 that were involved in the recall. As well, my understanding is that Wellness provides the ingredients and Menu Foods merely processes them, whereas the ingredients in the recalled foods were provided by Menu. Different companies have different arrangements.

My take on the issue is that unless you're willing to make your own food, you're always going to be at the pet food company's mercy (that goes for human food too). Wellness did not have any recalled product, they handled themselves professionally during the recall, and they make a quality food. That's good enough for me, for now at least. There just aren't enough other equally good canned foods to be able to pick and choose. None are perfect. I believe Natura (Innova Evo, California Naturals etc) and Nature's Variety are also made by Menu Foods. Merrick and Evanger's are not (although Evanger's have had their own canning problems).
__________________
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 3rd, 2008, 02:50 PM
Masha's Avatar
Masha Masha is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 745
Just finished browsing through the Pet Food List. Looks like most of the companies i like get their wet foods manufactured by Menu, including Petcurian and Natura Pet.
__________________
Mommy to two amazing boys and one awesome girl:

Monkey and Amy (cats)
Jermy (GSD)


“Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.”

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 3rd, 2008, 02:52 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,759
Yes, Menu Foods done make some of their canned food and this is what they have to say about it...

Quote:
Old Mother Hubbard (verified by company 3/26/07, updated 4/24/07)

*Menu does make some of our canned cat and canned dog foods. They make OUR recipes according to OUR quality standards.
*We have procedures in place to clean between each run of food that is produced. We also inspect the plant regularly to audit their procedures. We require our facilities to pass an audit by Cook & Thurber, a HUMAN FOOD auditing firm."
*Other manufacturers are used besides Menu Foods.
*Products do not contain wheat gluten, corn or soy, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.
*We do not source rice protein concentrate from Binzhou Futian Biological Technology, the manufacturer of the contaminated rice protein concentrate. (from website 4/24/07)
*We do not purchase rice protein concentrate from Wilbur-Ellis. (from website 4/24/07)
*We have visited the plants where we source our rice protein concentrate, and they have consistently met our stringent standards. (from website 4/24/07)
The above information is from http://www.thepetfoodlist.com/petfoods_pg2.htm
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 3rd, 2008, 06:00 PM
Chaser's Avatar
Chaser Chaser is offline
Now I'm Mrs. Chaser!
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 2,407
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarcatmom View Post
My take on the issue is that unless you're willing to make your own food, you're always going to be at the pet food company's mercy
Unfortunately, I think you are completely right And I agree with you that right now I trust Wellness more than most brands and am sticking with it for now, but as seems apparent from the news about Canidae, a good thing doesn't necessarily last.

rainbow - I hadn't seen thepetfoodlist.com before today. What a great site! I'm glad you shared it.
__________________
Chase (Friendly Resident Wigglebum) - Border Collie/Lab/Shepherd X
Kailey (Misunderstood Gentle Beauty) - GSD & foster failure #1
Rupert (Gold-Medal Winner of the 3 a.m. Kitty Destruction Olympics )

Heidi - RIP my sweet baby girl

Last edited by Chaser; July 3rd, 2008 at 06:01 PM. Reason: spellcheck
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 AM.