Champion Pet Food, owner of Acana and Orijen, has recently had a lawsuit filed against them for heavy metal contamination. WHAT? GET THAT STUFF OFF THE SHELVES! But wait - there may be more to it than you may think.
According to Pet Food Advocate and Goddess Susan Thixon, of Thetruthaboutpetfood.com, the scientific backing of the claim doesn't hold as much water as you would think. The levels in the food fall well below regulation standards for RODENTS, let alone dogs and cats, and the BPA found in the food tested well below that found in canned food. So why the lawsuit? One would have to look at the unforseen consequences of something called Prop 65, a law put in place in California that, while it had good intentions, has ended up being a cash-cow for lawyers making a career off the backs of small companies. You can read more about that here.
The general consensus of concerned individuals in the pet food industry is that this lawsuit appears to be frivolous and potentially backed by big kibble. Champion is a fast-growing company that is quickly taking sales away from less-than-scrupulous companies, and like many raw pet food companies deal with regularly, they are facing a backlash from the industry.
We will be closely watching for further information, but at the moment, we still very much support Champion Pet Food and their high-quality food that is so far above most of the pet food industry.
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