The last time Orijen changed thier ingredience was when the Red meat formula came out about almost a year. Then there was 2007 when the had the shortage of fish diet because they couldn't get enough fresh fish, so actually they put less fresh fish. And then there was the time that they had to get into the US market and AFFCO told them they had to change their a few of their ingredience (I'm not sure of the date). Even dogfoodanalysis has their last formula change on archives. Don't forget it is a 5 year old brand too many changes for a small amount of time. It's not that is a bad food, but this food is unreliable and too much calories.
Red meat formula has not been touched yet, but who would pay so expensive for PORK for the same money you can get EVO RED MEAT better quality. But if affraid of the protien go with a brand between 25-32%. Taste of the Wild fish is 25% protien and no grains. Or Now also has no grains and only uses fresh local ingredients. Or just go RAW (not even RAW has as much protien as Orijen and RAW is only meat... go figure).
I'm not sure if the cat food got touched, but I am a little scared to feed my cat Orijen after the whole Austaralia thing. I mean don't other dog food companies go there too. They go through the same process. Never any updated on that, it just got dropped. Or how about the pet store owner that found little bones that looked like magets in the food, did you see what Orijen responded to her. http://www.dogforums.com/5-dog-food-...ease-read.html
you can see at this link.
The most apparent change was with Acana lamb, when they added CHICKEN FATto it. Talk about cheap ingredient and also no good for allergy dogs. But wait, they told me that chicken fat is not chicken, so allergy dogs will do fine. And gave me a list of what else it could be. Champion pet foods always seems to make up excuses for thier mistakes.
All small dog food companies use local fresh ingredients, like Go natural and Now to name one. Don't you find it odd that they are not taking on anymore pet retailers because they don't have enough to supply. In the US they are opening new accounts and also you get Orijen much cheaper there. I heard that they got sold recently to a bigger company, which also make Nutram, and they might change the ingredients again, probably to compete again in the US market. But I am not sure yet, so don't quote me just yet, just heads up. Anyways all kibble companies have thier problems.