Thank you for your concern regarding ethoxyquin. There is not any ethoxyquin added to the Taste of the Wild pet foods.
Fish meal is preserved with ethoxyquin on the ships prior to entering port.
Ethoxyquin is most effective at preventing rancidity in the highly volatile
fish meal. Rancidity in ingredients can lead to severe illness. Fish meal
is used in pet food formulas as an excellent quality source of amino acids
and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s are vital for a strong immune system,
healthy skin and coat, controlling inflammation and even preventing certain types of cancer.
Most of the ethoxyquin is destroyed in the cooking process. Taste of the Wild products have been tested for ethoxyquin, and shown to be significantly lower than the level the FDA has set as being safe, with tests under 5 parts per million, or 5 ten thousandths of a percent, a level considered undetectable by many laboratory methods.
There is a small supply of ethoxyquin free fish meal available in the United
States. However, this is not adequate to meet the supply demands for all pet food manufacturers that use fish meal. Also, the peroxide levels are much higher than we feel comfortable with. Peroxide is an indicator of oxidation. Peroxide can cause vomiting and may even cause damage to vital organs. Ethoxyquin is being used in scientific research as a cancer fighting antioxidant. When present in controlled amounts, it has never been shown to cause harmful effects.
We hope this clears up any misunderstandings regarding our ingredients and appreciate you voicing your concerns. We hope you will consider trying Taste of the Wild pet food.
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