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    Re: Class action law suit against Innova???

    I don't think they did that. I think they are "unfit for human consumption" whatever that means.

    It was time for me to start the switch from puppy to all stage anyway so I am almost done switching Mia from Innova puppy to Fromms. If I were still feeding Innova, I would not be super worried about something harming her. It's more likely they think that they use sub ingredients that won't hurt you but are not something you or I would want to eat.

    Hope we find out soon, I hate to see a good food get a bad reputation for no reason.
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    Re: Class action law suit against Innova???

    From page 44:

    Natura Brand Pet Food
    86. Natura’s marketing also makes the same misleading statements and guarantees as the other Defendants. For example, when marketing its commercial cat food, Natura represents that it is the “Healthiest Pet Food in the World.” Natura further states:
    No pet food company in the world makes natural pet foods like Natura. We use only ingredients you’d eat yourself: quality meats, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and complete vitamin and mineral supplements. For us humans, a diet of natural, wholesome food is essential to living a long healthy life. We believe this fundamental principle is true for your pet, too.
    Exhibit “10.” However, the pet food still contains carbohydrate fillers notwithstanding the marketing representations, including barley, rice and potatoes, and the same and/or similar chicken heads and feet described above that the other Defendant Manufacturers use and which the Plaintiffs would hardly consider eating themselves given that they are deemed “inedible” for human consumption. Natura’s website indicates that the chicken meal it uses is exclusive of feathers, heads, feet or entrails, but testing has revealed the presence of feathers in Natura’s pet food contrary to Natura’s representations. Moreover, testing of Natura products has also shown that Natura pet food contains glycoalkaloid toxins from the processing of green potatoes that is at such a high level that it would be toxic to humans, much less small animals. See example at Exhibit “24.” The ingredients and known and unknown contaminants and additives hardly comport with Natura’s claims of the “healthiest Pet Food in the World” and/or food that the Plaintiffs would eat.


    I'm not convinced in either direction in this case, however this information certainly casts Natura in a different light. So far I have not seen any mention of a specific brand of food.
    Last edited by BarkNaturalPetFood; 04-05-2008 at 02:20 AM. Reason: add 'quote'

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    I researched multiple lawsuits filed and came across a news article. This all in an effort to find edible food for my dog. As a note: I was feeding my dog Nutro suggested by my vet, and now I am looking at Innova(EVO). Please copy and paste the link to this disturbing article on lawsuit.
    http://www.mmdnewswire.com/ntiwide-c...rs-1632-2.html

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    Re: Class action law suit against Innova???

    Quote Originally Posted by Bungie View Post
    I researched multiple lawsuits filed and came across a news article. This all in an effort to find edible food for my dog. As a note: I was feeding my dog Nutro suggested by my vet, and now I am looking at Innova(EVO). Please copy and paste the link to this disturbing article on lawsuit.
    http://www.mmdnewswire.com/ntiwide-c...rs-1632-2.html
    I read this article and I did not find Natura anywhere on the lawsuit.

    "The Defendants targeted in the Complaint produce pet foods under a wide array of brands and names including: Pedigree®, Sheba®, Goodlife Recipe®, Royal Canine, Iams®, Eukanuba®, Science Diet®, Prescription Diet®, 9 Lives®, Amore®, Gravy Train®, Kibbles-n-Bits® and Nature’s Recipe®, Snausages®, Milk Bone®, Pup-Peroni®, Meaty Bone®, Canine’s Carry Outs®, Jerky Treats®, Wagwells®, Alpo®, Beneful®, Beggin’ Strips®, Dog, Cat, Puppy and Kitten Chow®, Fancy Feast®, Friskies®, Mighty Dog®, Deli-Cat®, Pro Plan®, Purina One®, Natural Choice® Dog and Cat Products, Max® Dog Products, Max® Cat Gourmet Classics, Natural Choice® Complete Care® for cats, Ultra™ Products for dogs, Americas Choice Preferred Pets, Authority, Award, Best Choice, Big Bet, Big Red, Cadillac, Companion, Compliments, Demoulus Market Basket, Eukanuba, Fine Feline Cat, Food Lion, Food Town, Giant Companion, Hannaford, Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee, Iams, J.E. Mondou, Laura Lynn, Li’l Red, Loving Meals, Medi-Cal, Meijer’s Main Choice, Mighty Dog Pouch, Mixables, Natural Life, Nutriplan, Nutro Max, Nutro Max Gourmet Classics, Nutro Natural Choice, Ol’ Roy, Paws, Pet Essentials, Pet Pride, President’s Choice, Price Chopper, Priority US, Publix, Roche Brothers, Save-a-Lot Special Blend, Schnucks, Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans, Sophistacat, Special Kitty, Springfield Prize, Sprout, Stop and Shop Companion, Tops Companion, Wegmans, Weis Total Pet, Western family US, White Rose, Winn Dixie, Your Pet, LIFELong™, Ol’ Roy and Special Kitty brands of pet food."

    I don't think anyone has anything to worry about Natura products. They have one of the most rigorous food inspection procedures in their factories. Natura receives its meat from USDA registered suppliers who follow safe meat handling procedures.

    Here are some of Naturas manufacturing procedures.

    http://www.naturapet.com/about-natura/manufacturing.asp
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    Re: Class action law suit against Innova???

    No. The lawsuit is quite real, and the first link to it is correct, and does contain information about allegations against Natura. It is basically a lawsuit alleging that the named manufacturers are responsible for deceptive advertising, and negligence regarding the ingredients in the food.

    It is quite odd and seemingly out of place for me to see Natura in this list of foods, as they are the only one of those brands that we carry in our natural and holistic pet food store.

    Nonetheless, I called Natura today to follow up on the previous poster who had a pdf sent to her. The customer service rep said that they believe Natura was mistakenly named in the lawsuit. But if you refer to my previous post you will see that specific allegations are made about Natura products. Additionally, the lawsuit (filed in Jan 08) alleges that Natura does not test for Cyanuric Acid whereas Natura's website lists a news release dated May 23 07 that Natura voluntarily began testing for Cyanuric acid.

    Well the Natura rep also forwarded that pdf to me, and here is the text:

    February 25, 2008
    STATEMENT RE: Florida Lawsuit
    FROM: Peter Atkins, President
    Recently, Natura Pet Products was named as a defendant in an industry-wide lawsuit in Florida along with many other pet food manufacturers and major pet food retailers. The claims in this lawsuit against Natura are baseless. Natura continues to stand behind our products 100% and we flatly deny that our products are in any way harmful. We will vigorously defend our good name and reputation by all means at our disposal.
    As independent confirmation of the quality of our products and manufacturing techniques, Natura Pet Products has received certifications from the following four organizations: (1) American Institute of Baking’s Superior rating certification which "confirm a manufacturer's commitment to excellence" (WDJ February, 2006); (2) the USDA’s Organic Production Certification which is a national organic program certifier requiring rigorous inspection and auditing; (3) the USDA’s APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Registration which verifies that Natura purchases all of our meats from suppliers that meet the stringent requirements of various importing countries for safe meat handling; and (4) ISO Quality Management System 9001:2000 compliance which is an internationally recognized and highly respected system of quality management. In addition to our industry recognized accreditations, Natura employs our own strict standards of quality. Before any of our pet food is shipped, it must pass a stringent series of safety and quality control checks.
    Contact me if you want me to email you the original.

    -Ben

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