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  • FYI-FDA Investigating Nutro April 20, 2009

    FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses

    "U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that the agency is investigating a series of unexplained illnesses and deaths involving NUTRO pet food. Consumers have been complaining for more than two years that their pets have become ill after eating NUTRO products; many have recovered when they were switched to other foods. The company has steadfastly denied that its food is to blame.

    "Until now, the FDA has been mum about whether it was actively investigating the company. Today, the FDA’s Division of Freedom of Information confirmed the agency has an ongoing investigation into NUTRO — and said that investigation could be criminal or civil in nature. The office did not elaborate on the nature or focus of that investigation.

    "The investigation came to light when the FDA denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by seeking a list of complaints and lab results the agency has collected regarding NUTRO pet food. The agency denied the request and said that releasing the information could hamper “prospective or ongoing” action by law enforcement.

    “"The document(s) constitute record(s) compiled for law enforcement purposes, the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings,” wrote the FDA’s George A. Strait, Jr., assistant commissioner for public affairs."

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    Re: FYI-FDA Investigating Nutro

    The original version is posted in the Everything Else forum. I'm closing the thread here - just wanted to be sure all saw it. If you would like to comment or reply to this discussion, please go to the Everything Else forum to do so.