Why Do Pet Food Recalls Happen?
In order to fully understand how pet food recalls can be prevented, you must know why they occur in the first place. There are many different reasons a pet food recall may occur, but one of the more common reasons is that a contaminant, such as Salmonella or E. coli, has been found in the food. This type of contamination can be especially dangerous because it not only may cause disease in the animal but in those who handle the contaminated food carelessly. Recalls can also occur when a particular food is not formulated correctly (contains an excess or deficiency of a specific nutrient) or mislabeled (the pet food that is contained in the can or the bag is not what the label states).
So while accidents may occur on occasion, there are things that a pet food manufacturer can do to help prevent them from happening.