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Fish Food Recall!

June 5th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Sergeant’s Pet Care Products is recalling some production lots of Atlantis Goldfish Flake Food and Atlantis Tropical Fish Flake Food due to melamine being found in these specific products (approximately 20-80 parts per million). The fish food that is being recalled is for pet/ornamental fish and not used to feed fish intended for human consumption.

Here are the products that are being recalled:

* Atlantis® Tropical Fish Flake Food, 0.88 oz.
* Atlantis® Tropical Fish Flake Food, 2.25 oz.
* Atlantis® Goldfish Flake Food, 0.75 oz.
* Atlantis® Goldfish Flake Food, 2.15 oz.
* Atlantis® Color Enhance Tropical Fish Flake Food, 0.88 oz.
* Atlantis® Betta Food, 1.2 oz.
* Atlantis Tropical Fish Flake Food, 0.42 oz.
* Atlantis Goldfish Flake Food, 0.42 oz.

Sergeant’s representatives are now conducting an investigation of the manufacturing facility in Taiwan to determine the source of contamination. Sergeant’s will resume shipping of Atlantis fish food products following the completion of a thorough investigation and documentation that product is contaminant-free.

June 6th, 2007, 11:02 PM
I've been concerned about fish food since the other pet food recalls. A lot of them contain wheat gluten. From what I've been able to find out it doesn't pose as great a danger to the fish themselves, unlike cats and dogs, fish don't have the same type of digestive system. However, I don't see how it couldn't hurt them, I would think cancer would be an issue regardless, if fish farm fish aren't fit for human consumption, then they are retaining it in their boddies, can't be healthy for them. Another big concern is if it's melamine artificially enhancing the protein levels of the food, then you're not really feeding the fish the protein levels they need to grow properly. So now I'm really being careful with the koi food for the pond fish and my indoor tank of goldies. They're getting a lot more shrimp and krill than they used to....they're mighty happy about it too. I have found that the round pellets are usually a little better than the food sticks when it comes to not containing wheat gluten.