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ID:

453

Date:

2009-04-20

Headline:

FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses

Reporter's name:

Lisa Wade McCormick

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

ConsumerAffairs.com

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A FOIA request filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by ConsumerAffairs.com led the FDA to admit that a series of unexplained pet illnesses and deaths have led it to investigate NUTRO pet food. Questions arose when the agency initially denied a FOIA request for a list of complaints and lab results the FDA had compiled as interfering with a law-enforcement proceeding - though the FDA had also issued conflicting statements about whether it was investigating Nutro Products, Inc. at all.

Notes:

In response to an appeal of the FDA's initial FOIA refusal, the FDA announced in June 2009 that it would reopen the FOIA request.

Keywords:

pet food, Nutro, complaints, dog, cat, illness, FDA

URL:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/04/nutro_foia.html


Agencies:

FDA
USDA

States:

CA
IN
MI
NC
NJ
NY
PA
TN
TX
VA

Categories:

business
food safety


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