Originally Posted by LunaTheHimmydoll
It's not even just the cat food industry; it's the food industry in general! Here in Canada, food inspection practices have definitely seen better days. Its seems like every time you turn on the news, another food product is being recalled.
exactly. you get salmonella from peter pan peanut butter, schwann's ice cream, e.coli from spinach and jalapeños, and then we start killing people with listeria on rocky ford cantaloupes.
i'll see if i can link to the westword article, it's not so much about contamination as it is the smell: there's a dog treat plant on 32nd and walnut, which used to be strictly an industrial area. however, they decided to get trendy and sell lofts down there and call it RiNo. well, the people who bought are highly disturbed by the smell of the dog treat plant, "over the past two weeks, the smell of a rotten grease trap filled with decomposing bodies has filled the air."
it's called kasel associates, but the neighbors call it the "pig ear factory" because it uses them in its treats. and the colorado department of agriculture found that some of their American Beef Bully Stick dog treats were salmonellaized. the treats had been sold under the boots & barkley label at target.
they use pork femur bones, cow hooves and beef trachea. mmmmm, yummy. i don't think they make cat food but i hope he gets fined again and again until he either goes out of business or cleans up the problem. i know that smell from purina factory (it's on i-70, so first you go by the coliseum and smell the stock yard, then purina, then keebler LOL)
RiNo neighbors are raising a stink about factory smells in their ’hood - Page 1 - News - Denver - Westword
if you want to read the article about the bad-smellling factory. i read it and i know there's nothing bad in it but it's kind of long.