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Possible Cross Contamination

May 4th, 2007, 02:36 PM
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NEW RECALL: More SmartPak Dry Dog Food Recalled
May 4th, 2007

On May 2, SmartPak recalled all orders of LiveSmart Adult Lamb and Brown Rice. This product tested positive for presence of melamine in a test received on May 2. After their first recall of LiveSmart Weight Management Chicken and Brown Rice, SmartPak sent all of their other dog food for testing, and Adult Lamb and Brown Rice came back with positive results.

SmartPak is saying that this is odd because this particular dog food doesn't contain any rice protein concentrate, wheat gluten or any of the other ingredients that are on FDA's import watch list. They are saying it may be cross-contamination.

May 4th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Timberwolf Organics is also made at Chenango Valley Pet Foods. :sad:

May 4th, 2007, 07:10 PM
Drs. Foster and Smith is made there too. :sad:

May 4th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Some days this whole thing is so overwhelming :yell: ...but at least the companies are taking this seriously now and testing! :frustrated:

May 4th, 2007, 10:54 PM
I still have the feeling that it's "too little, too late." :sad: :frustrated:

May 6th, 2007, 01:48 PM
You know I was thinking about that the other day at I can really see a cross contamination being the problem

If they ran the senior or diet food first that does contain the protein concentrate and then did not clean out the hoppers or whatever on a new run of the regular formula, the melamine should be so diluted in the new batch that it should be near undetectable, and from reading the Smartpak website and their comment and how they are shaking their heads trying to figure out what happened and how
in the regular adult formula all the ingredients for it are produced in the US the only exception is the New Zealand lamb which is what they suspect could be the culprit, which I guess could be a possiblity if the lambs are feed some grain feed with ingredients purchase from China,

So I figure may be the lamb or they made a mistake in the packaging and packaged the senior formula as the regular formula

Hopefully it is not the lamb as quite if dogfood companies use new zealand grown lamb in their foods, so is news worth following