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Re: Just What is in Dog Food?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 21, 2016, 10:04 »
A study concerning BPA (Bisphenol A) being used in the lining of dog food cans has recently been published. I do not know to what extent this is used in the UK. I asked Lily's Kitchen back in Dec 2015 if they used BPA in the lining of their dog food tins, they assured me that none of their tins are lined with BPA. Another company I contacted did not know off hand and they would have to ask the manufacturer. I will pursue this further with them in the New Year.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716326274
http://time.com/4606906/bpa-canned-food-dogs/
https://www.food.gov.uk/science/bpa

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« Reply #16 on: Jan 25, 2017, 12:47 »
Good Point Meg. I would be interested to know what chemicals are used instead of BPA. BPA is in so many products. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/dog-toys
Royal Jelly is worth researching as regards BPA as I believe there was Human study/trial done in 2006/2007.

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« Reply #17 on: Feb 16, 2017, 07:37 »
Morning!  I volunteer as a Pet  Adviser for the Dachshund Breed Council and help to advise pet owners on Facebook and other social media about buying and owning a Dachshund. I always point them towards the AADF site if they ask about food as what suits one dog doesn't suit another, suggesting they buy the best quality food they can afford of the type that works best for them.

Today someone in the States has sent me this link http://truthaboutpetfood.com/which-pet-foods-have-bpa-free-cans/  and I have to confess I had never heard of this issue before. Can you confirm what the situation is here in the U.K.?  Is the use of BPA regulated here? According to the article it is in Europe , but maybe that doesn't include UK - or post BREXIT maybe this is one of those very little known about  bits of legislation that will be affected.

Any ideas?

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« Reply #18 on: Feb 16, 2017, 18:30 »
BPA is in the UK. The EU banned BPA from baby bottles from 2011, I believe. Regarding dog food, how much it is used in lining of cans or plastic tubs etc I do not know. I do urge anyone concerned to contact their dog food manufacturer for clarification as to whether their food packaging is BPA free.
Some dog food manufactures do seem to be interested in being BPA free. Raw food companies, Benyfit Natural's new packaging is BPA Free, Natural Instinct use rPet, (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) , Paleo Ridge Raw use completely biodegradable packaging made from 100% recycled cardboard/paper.



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« Reply #19 on: Feb 17, 2017, 09:05 »
But does anyone know about this EU legislation on BPU in cans? Maybe it is kept to very low limits?

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« Reply #20 on: Apr 29, 2017, 17:39 »
The Clean Label Projectâ„¢ (USA) is a non profit project focused on health and transparency in consumer product labeling, they completed a study of over 900 pet food products from 71 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions in both humans and animals.
I noticed Orijen had three products in the bottom 10, (Dry dog food)
http://www.cleanlabelproject.org/product-ratings/pet-food/
https://www.facebook.com/CleanLabelProject/?fref=nf
http://www.kshb.com/news/national/are-pet-foods-safe-for-your-pets

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« Reply #21 on: Apr 29, 2017, 22:24 »
Wow! Great to hear of the Project Seaweed, thanks for the heads up and the links. Might I add to your quote
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I noticed Orijen had three products in the bottom 10, (Dry dog food)
......... yes Acana also with 2 products.

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« Reply #22 on: Apr 30, 2017, 06:28 »
Thanks, Meg. Acana as many will know is from the same stable as Orijen (Champion Pet Foods). I haven't been able to find a statement from Champion Pet foods on the poor ratings of the said dog foods. Susan Thixton of Truth about pet food.com mentioned the Clean Label Project in the following article "The New Buzz Word of Pet Food"
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/the-new-buzz-word-of-pet-food/

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« Reply #23 on: Apr 30, 2017, 08:29 »
Thank you Seaweed.  You certainly bring some interesting information for us to peruse. Regarding labelling, the UK organisation Campaign for Real Pet Food was set up by a group of companies some years ago and one of the main aims of it was clear labelling. I can recall a few of those companies - Feelwells, Collards, Naturediet. Others slip my memory.  ???
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« Reply #24 on: Aug 03, 2017, 08:32 »
The Clean Label Project (Denver) are running a pet cancer survey.
Taken from The Clean Label Project, " The Clean Label Project is now soliciting data from pet parents who have or have had a dog or cat that was diagnosed with cancer—to examine the data and any correlations that can be made between their food and types of cancer".
http://www.cleanlabelproject.org/press-releases/pet-food-cancer-study-submit-pets-diet-medical-history-scientific-review/

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« Reply #25 on: Aug 17, 2017, 09:11 »
A new study  "Mineral analysis of complete dog and cat foods in the UK and compliance with European guidelines" can be viewed at
http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/08/04/172544
the full text can be read by clicking Download PDF. This is a preprint, for further information on this see [what does this mean].

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Re: Just What is in Dog Food?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 13, 2018, 06:42 »
An update to Pentobarbital in dog food "Lawsuit Filed Against Big Heart Brand Gravy Train "
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/lawsuit-filed-against-big-heart-brand-gravy-train/



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