From the suit: Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. 89 ($0.26/Ounce) Get it as soon as Mon, Dec 28. When they are sourcing products, they still have to rely on the integrity of their suppliers and that leaves too much room for doubt in my mind. This was after seeing Pet Fooled on Netflix and reading Buyer Beware. By Brigette Honaker February 11, 2019. Taste of the Wild Dog Food Overview The Taste of the Wild brand is owned by Diamond Pet Foods, established in 1970 and headquartered in Meta, Missouri. Here’s a good recipe that’s balanced by Dr Becker. Otherwise, nobody is going to eat it. After all, I would get sick and tired to eating the same food for over 6 years. Dozens of people and untold numbers of pets were sickened during a multi-state salmonella outbreak caused by various brands of contaminated pet food, all of which was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in one of its facilities. Many of us will remember the Diamond Pet Foods recall and subsequent fallout of dead pets during March 2007, No more. At a few homes, lead levels reached 4,000 ppb to nearly 12,000 ppb.” Importantly, Jim Taft, executive director of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators has stated if the water tests at the lead levels in Flint, “people need to stop drinking the water.”973.Mercury can cause damage to the kidneys and neurological, cardiovascular, and nervous systems in dogs. If I remember correctly, Vit K is not necessary and not required to be added to pet food. The Diamond b rand has been involved in numerous recalls, but the sole recall issued for the Taste of the Wild brand occurred in 2012. Wow, Meal Maker (by Mercola) is an INCREDIBLE resource, thank you so much for sharing! While many dog owners highly recommend Taste of the Wild, others are concerned about the recall history of Diamond Pet Food, which manufactures Taste of the Wild. Shes been eating it for years now. Gary Schell and Richard Kampeter launched Diamond Pet Foods in April 1970 in Meta, Missouri, near where they lived. So TOTW, just don’t lie to us in the process. (Read 99518 times) 0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic. The second ingredient in this dog food is lamb meal which is considered as a meat concentrate and has almost 300% more protein than the fresh lamb. I buy all the meats and organs in a local grocery store as well as all the veggies and fruits I add. FDA is inundated with the human food chain problems and our furry families do not raise the same level of concern. The fibre content of American Journey’s dog and cat foods seems a bit higher than that of Taste of the Wild with an exception of wet cat foods. I called Amazon and told them – they refunded my money. The Dog Food Advisor is privately owned. Whatever, I wouldn’t want my dog, any dog to end up suffering at end of life if there was anything I could change to avoid that outcome. One was a Chow, the other a Chihuahua. ANYONE here have any problems and has there been a recall? Taste of the Wild dog food is being specifically targeted because other dog food companies are tired of customers buying Taste of the Wild over their corn and wheat filled dog foods. I couldn’t agree more with you but sadly not all of us can afford to feed a raw diet or human food… I personally live on a $1000/mo. What about the water. If you want to make sure the dog food is a safer feed, make sure it is WSAVA approved. Hi Paula Rae, There are better options than Rachel Ray’s Nutrish. Everything is in the lawsuit. $27.48 $ 27. It is important for pet owners to know that Taste of the Wild pet food is safe, and our ingredients meet FDA standards. However, I am a bit confused as well. Announcement: FDA report dated May 5, 2012 (archived here). You should also add a fish oil to your pets raw as dogs need omega in a supplement when eating raw. And what else would you expect Taste of the Wild to say? He shoveled and stacked: Dog food and raw ingredients all needed hauling. Albright’s Raw Dog Food Recalls Chicken Recipe For Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk, Sunshine Mills, Inc. As of 3/10/19 We changed Charlies food. Just curious while I am translating to forward to my local friends, what’s the weight of 1 cup of TOW? These dog foods are approved and tested. Anyway of finding out if this variety is included? Technically the suit is referencing the “presence of” contaminants (as in a positive vs. a negative) with the risk being attributed to accumulation and aggravation of other conditions. However the Pet Kelp formula (Missing Link) does have an Omega 6 & 3 Fatty Acid (flaxseed). I contacted the Rep for Taste of the wild, I was told they cannot contact the people with the claim. Please stop using this food. You can get any information from them on their tests, facilities and so on. Comments for California Pet Food Laws – Empty Promises? Sadly nobody I contacted knew about the lawsuit. I returned it all. The idea behind their food is that Taste of the Wild produces “…a high-quality, yet affordable pet food option.” The formulas for their food were created based on a dog’s ancestral needs. – I’m in Europe, I don’t know if the percentages of meat I mentioned are identical in feed that is sold elsewhere. The problem with the PFI will always be about sourcing! My dog has been on TOTW for 5 years and he’s fine. I just know what their operation is like. In many areas of metal pollution, chronic low dose exposure to multiple elements is a major public health concern. She’ll be eight in August 2019. “Defendants know that certain consumers seek out and wish to purchase premium pet foods that possess high quality ingredients and do not contain chemicals, toxins contaminants chemicals and other unnatural ingredients, and that these consumers will pay more for pet foods that they believe possess these qualities than for pet foods that they do not believe possess these qualities.”. Her kidney levels were perfect in August. Why? My Shar-Pei, Ms Coconut had eaten this TOTW Salmon for about 3 years. If you do not live on one of their delivery routes, you can have it fed ex. In 2020, Diamond Pet Foods was the No. Not sure about Rachel Ray Nutrish…I’ve also read that it is rated as one of the worse out there. 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453. 1. I am anxiously following these posts. Do better research. Taste of the Wild grain-free cat & dog food formula provides complete nutrition through a blend of real meats, fish, poultry, fruits, & vegetables. — Sojos Pre-Mix grain free. The person that talked me into 4Health said it’s made by the same mfg as TOTW (can’t confirm this). I am so po’d!!! This was a voluntary recall due to potential contamination of its products from salmonella. We also want to alert readers to the fact that, in late June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified Taste of the Wild as one of 16 pet food brands that may be linked to heart disease in dogs and cats. Then very well mix in the protein. The recall was linked to a salmonella outbreak in their South Carolina plant. Illinois law is designed to ensure that a company’s claims about its products are truthful and accurate. Have not seen anything about a recall yet. Many parents dream of building up a successful business that their children can assume ownership of. Dogs don’t generally have strokes but they do get vestibular issues that sort of mimic a stroke. Thanks a lot??? Add it’s all HPP’d now which devalues the point of true raw. “I see we have entered the insult phase of a debate. I am truly disgusted at this. WTF. Switched to wild boar and bam issues…. Speak to them! Add your own (human grade quality) protein. I also could not find any mention of Flint, MI in the lawsuit, which the article claims was mentioned in a direct quote from the lawsuit”. Free UK Delivery by Amazon . Customer Review. It didn’t feel like a transition, because Diamond Pet Foods was all he had ever known, he said. From the ‘2019 List’, your best best (and most affordable) would be ‘Open Farm’ dry dog food. The following Taste of the Wild reviews are also posted on this website: Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review; Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review (Canned) Taste of the Wild Prey Dog Food Review (Dry) A Final Word. ⚠ Important recall information appears below. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter denied Champion’s bid for dismissal – finding that plaintiffs Jennifer Reitman and Carol Shoaff sufficiently alleged their claims that Acana and Orijen dog food contains arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium, and BPA despite claims that the food doesn’t contain anything “nature did not intend for your dog to eat.”. The next highest is not the salmon. You’re looking for someone to blame and have thrown any and all critical thinking out in the process. I’m switching to a different brand so going to get something that I hope will be true and good for my pets. No – the math is correct. The parts that are labeled 4Ds and cannot be sold as human food–the animal was diseased, down, dying or dead. of the Wild Southwest Canyon with Wild Boar. What was recalled: All sizes of Taste of the Wild dry dog food and cat food with production codes containing the number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit AND with the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND a “best by” date of Dec. 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013. The Champion Lawsuit was not dropped. A lawsuit against Diamond Pet Food’s Taste of the Wild brand was filed in Illinois on 2/28/2019 claiming the pet food was “negligent, reckless, and/or intentional practice of misrepresenting, failing to test for, and failing to fully disclose the risk and/or presence of heavy metals, toxins, Bisphenol A (“BPA”).”. DEAD. In the early 2000s, the elder Schell and Kampeter formally passed the baton of company ownership to their children, and Michael became company president. + Click to see the sources for this article. Taste of the Wild and Taste of the Wild PREY are high-quality, affordable dog and cat foods with protein sources that are based on your pet’s natural diet. June 27, 2019. It’s expensive and I am disappointed in their brand. Gets 1 cup a day, the 55 lb. Purina, Mars, Royal Cannin and Hills…….it’s all a marketing game to make it look like something is better….it’s the same old same old but with different marketing on a more Global Scale. $41.27. J.M. Everyone has something to say! If your pet has become sick or has died you believe is linked to a pet food, it is important to report the issue to FDA and your State Department of Agriculture. I’m curious about that too LeeAnn. But that has nothing to do with correcting and improving situations once they are identified. The frozen human grade recipes sold by most reputable companies are the healthiest, but siding with you on cost, ‘Open Farm’ is an excellent alternative to the frozen recipes. Do you know what the differences are between Feed Grade and Human Grade pet food? My German Shepherd just unexpectedly died. All of the percentages that I use in this comparison are averages of dr… “Schell & Kampeter Revenue, Growth & Competitor Profile.” IncFact. Guess it’s time to go the human food/wet route. I AM USEING BISON ONE ALS FOR 2 1/2 YEARS I AM TRYING TO GET MY DOG TESTED. And I think those consumers (who buy it in droves) have a right to know what they’re buying as well. She has the usual fatty masses most older dogs get but other than that shes fine for her age. I read the lawsuit and most of it is fluff repeating the same thing over and over. We also have a 2yo male mix husky and a 4mo female husky puppy…all on TTOTW – With that being said id like to see the actual lab results other than a “chart” on page 17. So the same regulations that apply to human food applies to the animals going for dog food. The FDA also openly allows pet food to violate law (https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/ComplianceManuals/CompliancePolicyGuidanceManual/ucm074717.htm). Get 2 cups, both have gained weight.. only carrots and green bean for snacks.wtf??? Archived at. there is no recall….right? I feed my two dogs sardines twice a week. If the pet food companies pay us enough money, we will make anything put in pet food appear to be safe!!!!! If you have concerns that there are no legal maximum level of lead established for pet food, please contact your State Department of Agriculture and the FDA. I don’t know if this contributes in any way. Over their long existence, Diamond Pet Foods has recalled their dog food once. Maybe I missed it somewhere, but is the source of this lead known? The median concentration of lead in the red meat diet was over 15 fold higher than human daily lead intake (0.006 mg/Mcal) [Table 1; (27)]. Soon after graduating high school, Michael joined his brother Tommy Kampeter in the family business. My blue heeler just switched over to the wild boar from the venison puppy formula since she turned 1 yr old the beginning of this month. As well onlynaturalpet dot com sells some really good omega oil and excellent dog foods of all types. Susan has proven over and over again that that the pet feed industry cannot be trusted. Therefore, puppy formulas should be tested for their lead content considering the potential effects in other species at similar concentrations as our highest product and our lack of knowledge in dogs, particularly puppies (71). It’s suspected to have a genetic component as well as potentially being related to taurine deficiency, neither of which are related to any specific brand of dog food. Have fed Taste of wild high prairie for years, our Corgi nearly died, finally diagnosed with Addisons disease, adrenal gland failure…vet had no explanation to what caused it I copied this off her site, not sure which formula you’re using. Fibre, also known as roughage, is that portion of fruit and vegetable in our pet’s meal that is almost indigestible. 2) Soybean Meal–GMO grown and cheap ingredient that can cause digestive distress and skin allergies. I’m sure Industry reps monitor this site. Actually, home prepared food is inexpensive compared to commercial human grade (which is why I make half of my pets food). It is terrific and I am guaranteed that my dogs get all of the vitamins and minerals that they need. TOW is great food! I got this? you can read the full text at the link at the top of this comment…. If the Costco brand (Nature’s Domain made by Diamond) PF was tested as positive for the same contaminants, would certainly confirm the case against TOTW. As a scientist myself, I’d consider this a fluke rather than fact based off the evidence. There is no mention of the test facility and upon numerous TOW requests for the report they received nothing. From what I researched those symptoms are on the list but there are more severe ones like vomitting, diarrhea, neurological complications like jerking. WTF?! In the future I think we should be driven by comparable testing results. Wet recipes are produced by a private-label cannery within the U.S. Has Taste of the Wild Been Recalled? It’s a raw dog food company in north east TX. Bucher, Anne. Exposure to other sources of heavy metals. “Jackson et al. So then what is a decent safe dog food brand to feed your dogs? In May 2012,  thousands of units of Taste of the Wild were recalled because of positive tests for salmonella. Arrives before Christmas. Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Canned Dog Food Variety Pack - Wetlands, Pacific Stream, High Prairie, and Sierra Mountain Pack of 12, 13.2 Ounce cans 4.5 out of 5 stars 376 $41.89 $ 41 . Although I am sure some under paid office worker will shrug their shoulders, and continue the day. I could only find this particular mix at this link: https://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Sojos-Grain-Free-Dog-Food-Mix/199003.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI74zvmOPw4QIVlsVkCh3aRg14EAQYBSABEgIR7fD_BwE Ingredients – sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, celery, apples, whole egg, tricalcium phosphate, flax meal, parsley leaf, carob powder, dried kelp, alfalfa, ginger root, garlic, vitamin D3. I thought I was getting the best food for my baby. And I dare one person to tell me that I shouldn’t own a dog because I don’t get more money. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible Box 156, Meta, MO 65058 Contact info: 1-800-342-4808, email, website. Instead they say FDA…which openly allows pet food to violate law. 4.5 out of 5 stars 376. Per the Taste of the Wild website, recommended feeding for a 30 pound dog is two cups a day. My cat has been having issues with anemia. If it’s in one, isn’t it in all flavors? I have fed TOTW as well as 4Health and my dog didn’t do well on them. Is any real safe dog food out there.?? Went outside to go potty and fell over dead from her heart. The maximum daily lead tolerance established by NRC per kg measures out for a 30 pound dog to be 2,000 mcg. I would think you can’t just pull up a chart from some website and paste it into a lawsuit. Apples have arsenic, meat has iron and so on. Appreciate your response. There is also misleading information being circulated that compares the level of lead in contaminated water to the level claimed to have been found in one of our recipes. And continue to be. The lawsuit also references The Clean Label Project which is a dubious organization at best. I just read it, and I’m so angry right now. This dog food is one the top dog foods as its number one ingredient is buffalo. Mine doesnt have any life threatening symptoms currently but am looking feverishly for a new brand of dog food to feed her. She loved the food but its not agreeing with her at all…. My problem with this article is the lack of information regarding the extent of testing. Good luck to everyone but definitely reach out to them if you are really concerned. Bodine, Larry. We’ve been feeding our dogs this brand for years. But is about all of us contributing in a way that helps to create an overall picture. Please note: this is just my 2 cents. Get it as soon as Thu, Dec 24. Click Here to read the lawsuit against Taste of the Wild. The less Diamond puts into print, the less there is to be disputed, or reviewed through future online searches. and if bad for humans it most likely is worse for our 4 legged kids. They are legally bound to respond to the lawsuit. They do not have a separate kill floor, so the cows, pigs and sheep go through their human food side, Detroit Processing. Only dry dog food varieties were deemed to have issues with salmonella. In a similar fashion to the wet dog food offered by Taste of the Wild, the wet cat food recipes are closely linked to the dry food counterparts in ingredients and themes. In other cases it’s about accumulation and co-factors. “This is false. Here’s to those who have it coming…. And its about feeding the same food long term. Although Judge Carter recognizes that the validity of the plaintiffs’ claims still remains undetermined, he ruled that the proposed Champion Petfoods class action lawsuit can continue. Comparing all three stats side by side – the FDA daily maximum level of lead in food for an adult, the daily amount a 30 pound dog would consume of the tested Taste of the Wild dog food, and the maximum level of lead per day the NRC believes is safe for a 30 pound dog to consume: Even though the NRC safe level of lead is significantly higher than the FDA maximum lead level of food for humans, the The Taste of the Wild dog food tested in this lawsuit is STILL above the National Research Council level. Click Here to learn more. In 2016, in June of 2016 I decided to adopt this sweet puppy American beagle, at 8 weeks old… I wanted to feed her quality food… and now to find out that I been feeding her something that make her sick? Prices don’t differ between meats or flavors, just by size of the bag. How does one join the class action suit. What people have to know is that every single bit of natural food has heavy metals in it. Taste of the Wild dog food has been quite popular with pet owners looking for grain-free dog food at a decent price. In every formula, the first ingredient is from real meat, fish or fowl. Ultimately, your cat has to love the food you buy them (almost as much as Garfield loves lasagna). In the filings it says that the plaintiff from Illinois is complaining about Taste of the wild food she bought from 2017-2018. It’s the puppy formula at 476, which is what I’ve been feeding my pup for the last 5.5 months. I tried my best to locate where the plantiffs had the food tested in the lawsuit document but was unsuccessful. Therefore, the numbers being quoted are completely unverifiable. The product was being snapped up by people living in and around the Schell and Kampeter stomping grounds. “Diamond Sued Over Heavy Metals in Dog Foods.”. representing the voice of pet food consumers at AAFCO and with FDA. A necropsy was not suggested. (Not out of the garden hose with lead fixtures!). 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