Seems Eagle Pack is in the "battle" as well....check your bags for rice protein! Note that I have never seen Eagle Pack (Prism) listed on any of the recall list - but check the info below - - sounds like they've made a quick switch in their recipe.
Please note - these are exerpts from a larger Dog Food Project post - please see entire article here:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=main¼/a>? (scroll down)
Clarification on labeling rules
April 20, 2007 2:11 pm
One topic that has come up frequently in the past few days, especially due to more foods being recalled due to possible contamination, is the legality of pet food companies using outdated packaging material.
Yesterday the following question was asked on the forum at OurDogsOnline:
Natural Balance said label laws prevent them from putting ingredient stickers on bags, therefore they were 'forced' to continue using up their old bags even though the formula changed.
Eagle Pack made one formula, a Prism one, with rice protein. They've removed that ingredient and reflected the change with ingredient stickers on the bags until the new ones arrive in May.
Is Eagle Pack breaking some law, or is Natural Balance lying?
I wanted to provide up-to-date information, so I contacted John Marsman, the nutritionist at Eagle Pack for some first hand information, and this is what he told me:
For a while AAFCO sort of looked the other way about allowing makers to use up bags. At the AAFCO meeting 3-4 years ago they made a specific statement that they would no longer permit this.
Dog Food Project says:
<<The ingredient list does not have to contain all the ingredients present in a food. There are two exceptions:
1. A company does not have to declare ingredients that it did not add but were already present in a food ingredient bought from a supplier.
2. Any ingredient that is deemed a "processing aid" rather than an actual food ingredient.>>
This is getting a little too close for home with me...I guess I need to get up to speed on a BARF diet.