Thank you! Where’s it from? So before leaping to any conclusions, may I suggest that all of the above be published. Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-12344-08175-1 Bags affected have a Best By Date code of May 29, 2020 through August 10. The Kentucky plant is state-of-the-art. Hi Sarah, Most Golden breeders are well aware of Champion Foods’ impact on dogs health. So, they have values of 3256.4 micrograms per kilogram. For the past two weeks one of them has been throwing up at least every couple of days. Orijen dog foodwas founded in 1985 by Reinhard Mulhlenfeld. Just people defending their brand, rather than keeping an open mind. I ran across the clean label project (mentioned in the lawsuit as the basis of the numbers) 6 months ago and their purpose did not strike me as wholly legitimate or above board, however, I have no ability to dispute their numbers. I’m always freaking about this dog food stuff and when I call G&E Pharmacy in Edmonton, they usually tell me it’s just in the States and nothing to worry about here in Canada. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126155/. I talked to the pet store where I buy her food. To find how much arsenic he is getting per kg of body weight, then, I divide 0.13024 (total arsenic/day he gets) by 3.3 (his weight in kg), which equals 0.039466 mg arsenic per kg of body weight. Manganese 250 2500 It’s a HUGE selling point to consumers, so it would be a main bullet point on the front. You could try it via this link: https://www.fetchhaus.ca/ it’s my local pet store. Have faith, we can’t say yes continue to feed BUT I have 3 dogs 15,12 and 10 and 2 have been on Champion products for their lifetimes. My little 5cu/ft chest freezer already paid for itself. I am so sorry to hear your story. Wasn’t it Karen Becker who said that the worst diet is one that is nutritionally imbalanced? I asked his breeder what she feeds her cats and she told me she rotates their food, doesn’t feed them the same thing all the time, which is probably a good idea? https://truthaboutpetfood.com/how-much-is-too-much-lead-in-pet-food/. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that some of the huge corporations like Nestlé or Mars are behind the scenes in some of these lawsuits, as a way to tarnish the reputations of smaller companies like Champion, etc. I’m following the lawsuits very closely. Personally, I would like to see the levels of these toxins in “lower quality” kibbles to see how Champion compares. I would never ever again fed any kibble on the market to any of my fur babies. FYI, Nestlé is looking to buy Champion, which means many independent pet food stores will probably stop carrying their brands. While Core had 1200 – 1500 ppb of arsenic. My dog has been on Acana and orijen for years (almost 10), he is a lab mix who I have been told by everyone that he does not look his age, he has no health issues and never has. He was only 8. The store first broke (from what I could tell) by cbs San Francisco. The politicians are lawyers getting paid off by companies with deep pockets. As others have pointed out, check out https://www.reddit.com/r/Pets/comments/6l25zk/looking_deeper_in_recent_claims_by_clean_label/, Pingback: Lawsuit Filed Against Orijen, Acana Claims Dog Food Contains Heavy Metals & Other Toxins - The Dogington Post, Wouldn’t trust this brand..its all marketing and labelling gimmicks on their bags.. Dont forget they are own by a investment group…they don’t care about pets..more about dollars and cents…. As I recall, my dog with skin allergies did better for a while. All dog food manufacturers are challenged on having safe levels of heavy metals or additives at one time or another. A new ultrasound now showed nodules all over her liver. I see your claim I fail to see any cited proof therefor your post is nothing more than rhetoric – The Acana brand is known for producing high-quality biologically appropriate diets for … It started a few months ago with the heart first, then the liver – with her ALT reading in the 3000’s, of which my vet stated she was suffering from some kind of “toxic insult”. I guess because consumers would rather pay $95 a bag for false assurances, than keep an open mind. The lawsuit includes results of heavy metal testing and includes results that this dry dog food contains BPA – a chemical typically not associated with dry/kibble pet foods. https://truthaboutpetfood.com/this-is-what-fda-and-department-of-agriculture-considers-food/. I’m not defending Arcana/Orijen but merely pointing out that this is a wide spread problem and the more we are aware of it the better. Rice these days has extremely high levels of arsenic and some health professionals recommend not eating rice or infrequently. But the kg part of that is for the weight of the rodent. Do your own research on who asked for the testing, the labs that did the testing. 3 regular pet owners feeding Acana and/or Orijin for a number of years just decide to spend a fortune to have all the dog foods made by Champion tested and inspected? Similarly, we don’t know if they were testing for methylmercury, inorganic mercury, etc. Read more here. These studies will be not only of scientific interest but also critical to our understanding of xenobiotic-induced neurotoxicities. My cat started looking not too hot, coat was not what it used to be. Mostly Regional Red. I think creating more distrust may be one of the goals of this lawsuit. I wouldn’t worry, you are doing well to have chosen Champion pet food. Osmium 10 100 Yes. We lost him way too early! I couldn’t understand it since it was supposed to be such good food. The Kentucky foods didn’t work for my dogs. This lawsuit seems frivolous to me. Dogs need readily absorbed nutrients – not high fiber, bulky foods like peas and lentils. I used Acana for many yrs…but NEVER again. Also, lawsuits can be filed, but they may also be dismissed, like that one about arsenic in CA wines https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/california-wines-contain-dangerous-levels-arsenic/. I loved this brand. Fats are needed for the proper development and function of the canine body.. Suspicion is immediately raised (agree with Jane Democracy above) ..why use eg. Well that’s the thing. I’m following the lawsuits very closely. One of the few off-leash places around. Champion pet foods is a customer of ours in Canada and if you saw their warehouses you wouldn’t feed your pet their food on that alone. 99. Also after reading this I can’t help but wonder how much of my fur babies lives are going to be shortened because I, like many others have been mislead by thinking that Orijen and Acana were the very best quality money could buy. If your pet required veterinary care, ask your veterinarian to report to FDA. Status (August 30, 1990): All phases of the three-phase closure plan were completed in late 1989. The problems had to do with irradiation treatment, required under Australian law. I’ve fed my cat Orijen for 10 years and he’s always been healthy with a soft, beautiful coat. L-Glumamic Acid3.75 4.09 9.07% Orijen Regional Red is human grade food. I’m fairly new to raw feeding! My dog died a few months ago at the age of 8 years. Shots up to date. After speaking to the manager at my pet food store, several other customers had done the same. That may be the source of trace BPA readings. I know a company (much smaller and lower profile) which couldn’t afford to stay in business, because they couldn’t afford to buy meat at the quality level their conscience would allow! An estimated 660 people obtain drinking water from private wells within 3 miles of the site. Fish provides high-quality nutrients that can be great for your dog’s overall health, especially their skin and coat health—and it just so happens Orijen Six Fish Formula is one of the best fish-based dog foods on the market. Acana and Orijen is poison. L-Proline 1.22 1.19 -2.46%. I am not switching. Taurine 0.046 0.018 -60.87% Trying to check the nonspecific footnote given in the article cited for this table, I found some of the same amounts given above in the first column in a table with this heading: “The values presented in this table represent permitted concentrations in micrograms per gram for metal impurities in drug products, drug substances and excipients. No grocery store dog food or China treats. https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/topic/so-bag-of-acana-bought-today-is-from-the-new-kentucky-plant-anyone-else/page/3/#post-103697, https://midwestlabs.com/test/heavy-metals-in-foods-package-pet-food/, https://midwestlabs.com/resource/heavy-metals-pet-foods/, White Paper (And no, I don’t work for, sell, or promote any other PF). So as far as this lay person can determine Orijen dry cat foods are providing the required level of taurine. US standards are higher than Canadian standards. Susan’s List of trusted pet foods. Click Here. It makes sense that a meat based (especially organ meat) kibble would have more heavy metals than kibbles that are largely plant based. We need to wake up. The sludge was generated from a CHROMIUM or vegetable tanning solution (water-soluble extracts from various plant parts) used to stabilize collagen fibers so that they are no longer biodegradable. Perhaps frivolous and damaging. Limits (Maximum Daily Dose or Exposure) of Various Elements/Heavy Metals Click Here for more information on reporting to FDA. What, where, when, how, and who conducted their “research” and analyzed. Was it the co packer falut? My experience with communication with Champion has been exceptional. It would be interesting to know what levels of heavy metals were found in human grade food produced in the same area. Inline image (image did not cut and paste), 36°32’20.5″N 88°28’29.1″W use Google Map to view Ponderosa Farms. Perhaps some of this is occurring. And it also means checking out the Minerals text mentioned above in the post (and which is online; the website has been given here more than once). Overall, standards should be higher and as Susan said, the effects of lots of things being fed to an animal every day, for years, needs to be considered. Asenic @ 30,000ppb Addressing part of the problem. I tried Acana, she doesn’t do well on it either just doesn’t like it. In 1983, Lace Leather, Inc. purchased the site. Seems that these foods are all from the Kentucky plant. So is dead animals like rats used in the food. If it is that same group (which it sounds like it is) they got ripped apart here on Reddit for numerous shady things like how their vet is actually selling alternative pet food, their lab that did the testing was started within a month of this Clean Label Project, and a whole bunch of other issues INCLUDING not releasing any data. I have been feeding my dog Orijen since 2015. In the end, I lost my best friend. Champion PF has a cadre of “defenders” who come out in droves at the hint of questionable publicity. When we fed Orijen we maybe went through a bag every month and a half. I am sorry I ever got that idea into my head. The whole publication is online. Orijen Six Fish is a high-quality dry dog food. the daily dose is in micrograms per day, Each amount the same for a rat and a cow? The key here is amount. If you searching to check Orijen Six Fish Dog Food Recall And Optimum Betta Fish Food price. The company says the irradiation was never done outside of Australia. Both have been off of Orijen for about a year now, with several improvements. Iridium, first number is Parenteral second number is Oral/Topical/Dermal/Mucosal Heavy metals can be found in organic human food as well. Basically, the levels of arsenic in Acana are 10% of what’s allowable for a mouse. If they can’t be honest on the packaging, how much further does it go. Can any pet food company be trusted? I thought perhaps it was a virus but it’s gone on for too long for that to be the case. That sounds to me like there may be some dishonesty here. Caldwell owned the site property and used it for disposal of wastes generated during the tanning process. It’s got even more fish than when I stopped using it. Bella likes the Regional Red. Guaranteed Analysis shows Orijen Six to be high in protein (38.0%) and contains low-glycemic carbohydrates (18%). The DogStar Kitchen in Auburn is close to a Superfund Site that had heavy metal toxins. If this isn’t feasible for you then Champion dry dog kibble is the next best bet other than freeze dried. All I see is in 2002 there was BPA found in the food. Meaning how they profit from “feed” for animals …. I believe they were using bad science to sow fear among consumers. I can’t say that it started with the last bag, but maybe the last several. How could this happen. The Caldwell Tannery was located I believe the address was 111 E Caldwell St., Auburn KY. And remember that (home prepared) (fresh, moist) real meat doesn’t have to be cooked to death, but VERY minimally baked! Be sure to ask Champion why they’ve always promised to (but never have) responded to Susan’s inquiries, in order to be part of her List. 3.256mg/kg not grams. Clean label project, the people who are fingering premium dog foods to have heavy metal contamination, are working with/are Ellipse Analytics. Click Here, Friends of TruthaboutPetFood.com That’s a 22lb bag. Anyone can do the necessary calculations using Susan’s figures if you know your dog’s weight in kg and how much food in kg he or she eats per day. https://www.reddit.com/r/Pets/comments/6l25zk/looking_deeper_in_recent_claims_by_clean_label/, https://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2017/10/31/the-clean-label-project-is-using-bad-science-to-scare-us-about-our-childrens-food/#3e0203a971e9. You’re right about the legumes and fish and noticed as well. I agree with you Sandy. I was thrilled when they opened the USA plant. Her poop is the best in the neighbourhood. Champion goes by European Union standards which are the highest. This is the publication the FDA uses. Save 35% with repeat delivery orders at Petco.com! I just bought a 25lb bag of orijen today. That’s why you shouldn’t feed anything with fish in it daily. He has been on this food since he was eight weeks old. I wish I could post a photo of her as she was the most beautiful creature. I could tell he had improved too. It’s happened in many competitive industries. they are getting. –(These were tested on dogs, rodents and other mammals and gives the toleration amount with no observable effects). If Champion can’t be part of the solution, by being transparent, and proud to be included in Susan’s List, then they ARE part of the problem. What are you feeding them now> I am looking for options grain free and i would like to know its a good company, FROMM. Orijen consumers always prided themselves on using the best. That is 1.7159% of the 2.3 mg said to be dangerous !! I also like this chemists comments on the Acana page We consulted our vet and then found the new Kentucky version of six fish included catfish which is fatty and can be tougher for dogs to digest. Converting micrograms to milligrams, the highest level or arsenic found in Acana and Orijen dog foods was 3.2564 mg. Well below the NRC maximum tolerable level for rodents and we can assume dogs and cats. This is really sad as these are some of the best foods on the market. I switched to Nulo and another Instinct and their coats became lustrous and soft again. Acana is lower in protein and dog’s that struggle with Orijen do better on Acana. I find these posts interesting because my dog wont eat any of these foods, I’ve tried her on all of them. I don’t know if it’s from that food who knows! Very disappointed to read this! I read that lawsuit last night and I have to wonder just who is behind it. When you buy a bag of dog food, you’re trusting the manufacturer with your dog’s health and safety. Your dog must be starving. So this will move forward. I fed Orijen for years with good effects. I’ve dealt with some of the other poorer company options in the past and not once has Orijen (Champion) made me feel as if that was the case in their case. He gets a few treats of cooked zucchini and raw apple, and takes his thyroid medication with very small pieces of potato. Would you please email me? And no, I do not work for Champion. Bedford may be invested but that does not mean they have a controlling interest. The 2018 List Rhodium (combination not to exceed 10 100) I find it interesting this lawsuit comes shortly after champion invested in US production. Almost all the plastic that has been produced in the last 20 years is still here, and a lot of it ends up in the oceans. We are still doing more tests from his necrospy to see if the heavy metals played a role regarding his Choroid Plexus issue in the Central Nervous System of his brain. Does this chart show WHEN the testing on the food was done? People on this site care about our companions, and a loss hurts so much. The Clean Label Project is I think what you are talking about. Had no problems with him eating Victor or Fromm but thought I was doing what was best with the Orijen. If you’ve done your research to choose a. I thought I was feeding her the Best! And while heavy metal contamination is a serious concern it is rampant in everything we eat. Or would you point your child in the direction of an optimal play center? Petcurean, mentioned above, has similar levels of heavy metals to Champion. please take a look at some of the other comments, what laboratory did this come from? Learn More About ORIJEN The ORIJEN Difference. So if we take the 30mg/kg as true for dogs, my 70lb (30kg) pup would have to eat… *checks notes* … 276 kg of that food. 0.2269 mg of Arsenic a day (0.9076/4). PS: I wonder if anyone checked for drugs like phenobarbital? I can’t say Acana is that great but I’ve used it and it was okay. Leanne, I, too, used to feed my kittens and cats Orijen and their coats became rough feeling and lost their luster like your cats. It is quite safe to say that Orijen Dog Food is one of the best dog foods out on the market today. Period. I also wonder if they tested the cat food. I do also have a local raw dog food manufacturer that I also buy from for when I do not have time to prepare her food myself. Thus, future research should be directed to explore the role of choroid plexus in early CNS development as affected by metal sequestration in this tissue, to investigate how metal accumulation in the choroid plexus alters its function in regulation of key elements involved in the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases, and to better understand the blood-CSF barrier as a defense mechanism in CNS functioning.
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