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Nestlé Purina Additional Food Safety Information

Post by Layla » Thu May 24, 2007 1:23 pm

Info for you all........

Nestlé Purina associates are united by a love of dogs and cats, and their passion for the excellent products we produce to nourish and care for these animals. Nestlé Purina operates in an environment with the care of our consumers' dogs and cats being top of mind. Nothing is more important to Nestlé Purina PetCare Company than the health and well-being of the animals whose nutrition has been entrusted to Purina products by their owners.

So we want to take this opportunity to provide you with some of the important information about the critical steps Nestlé Purina has taken regarding our sourcing, testing and tracking of food ingredients, including additional efforts being taken in our existing food safety and testing procedures process. We believe that keeping you informed about Nestlé Purina's efforts will help ensure that you remain confident about feeding and recommending Purina pet foods.

Pet Food Recall Update
• It is important to understand that wheat gluten is a safe food ingredient, and NOT the reason for the recent pet food recall.
• The recall, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is the result of contamination—specifically the contamination of ingredients with melamine and cyanuric acid, substances not approved for use in food.
• The FDA is investigating the possibility that melamine was purposefully added to certain pet food ingredients to artificially increase the ingredient's apparent protein content.
• Chinese authorities have reportedly said two Chinese ingredient suppliers illegally and intentionally adulterated protein powders with melamine. The two companies named are the same two companies identified by FDA investigators in connection with the recent recalls.

Wheat Gluten Nutrition Facts
• Wheat gluten is a rich natural protein from wheat or wheat flour. While primarily used to enhance texture, wheat gluten also provides good quality protein. When used in combination with other protein sources, a balanced level of amino acids can be attained for the dietary needs of the cat and dog. In its complementary effect with other protein sources, wheat gluten also promotes lean muscle mass and healthy organs.
• Nestlé Purina has been using wheat gluten in its products for nearly twenty years without incident. In fact, the same quality wheat gluten that has been used in pet food products is also used in many human foods, like bagels and whole wheat bread.
• Total U.S. demand for wheat gluten is higher than the supply available in the U.S. As a result, 80% of the U.S. demand for wheat gluten is fulfilled outside the U.S.

Quality assurance from beginning to end

Ingredient Sourcing
• Nestlé Purina ingredient sourcing and processing meet or exceed FDA, USDA or AAFCO standards for pet food.
• For Purina products sold in the U.S., the majority of our grain products and ingredients are also sourced from the U.S. All corn gluten meal used in Nestlé Purina products comes from North American corn, with most being U.S.-grown.
• Every supplier of ingredients for Purina products must meet pre-determined guidelines for ingredient specifications, product safety, sanitation and manufacturing practices. Our stringent quality standards are rigorous.
• Nestlé Purina will soon source all of its wheat gluten from Europe, Australia or North America.

Ingredient Testing
• Nestlé Purina now uses the global resources of Nestlé, the world's largest food company, to help advance its quality control measures. Nestlé staff members will be physically inspecting the facilities of Nestlé-approved Chinese suppliers and testing product samples to ensure compliance with Nestlé Quality Assurance and Compliance Standards.
• All of Nestlé Purina's North American manufacturing facilities have on-site quality assurance laboratories and staff, including quality assurance employees, who test every load of ingredients for quality.
• Today, every load of wheat gluten used in Purina foods is being sampled for the presence of melamine and cyanuric acid.
• Nestlé Purina will also be expanding the use of additional technology to further screen ingredients for contaminants.

Ingredient Tracking & Control
• 99% of all Purina pet food products sold in the U.S. are made in Nestlé Purina-owned manufacturing facilities operated by Nestlé Purina associates.
• Nestlé Purina's sophisticated tracking system ensures important measures of control: all raw ingredients are tracked from time of receipt at our plants, through their inclusion in finished products, and on to customers. This system allows for rapid isolation and removal of affected products, if necessary. It also allows us to determine which products will NOT contain certain ingredients.

Nestlé Purina associates, most of whom are pet owners, feed Purina products. Please know that nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and well-being of the millions of dogs and cats who eat Purina foods. This is a responsibility all Nestlé Purina associates take very seriously.

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Re: Nestlé Purina Additional Food Safety Information

Post by Catlina smith » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:29 am

If your cats is fond of eating vegetables and fruits with pet owners then there is no problem feeding them with vegetables and fruits. But the thing which should be kept in mind is that you should consider which type of food is good for them or which type of food is not good at all. Among this watermelon is fruit which many cat owners want to know, can be given to your cats or not? Is watermelon safe for cats to feed?

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