FDA Issues a Warning — And This Pet Food Company Is Fighting Back

A+ Answers pet food is waging a public battle against the FDA, claiming the federal agency’s “zero tolerance” policy is unfair.

On Jan. 14, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter cautioning people not to buy or feed a certain lot of A+ Answers pet food.

A sample of this lot had tested positive for salmonella. The FDA went on to state that the pet food company has been refusing to issue a full recall, even though the company had “recalled the affected lot” in one state, Nebraska.

So, what happened next?

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A full-out battle, that’s what.

Lystn, LLC, which makes A + Answers, says there has actually been no recall and that its food is completely safe to feed — and that they can prove it.

Let me explain in this video:

The FDA, meanwhile, says that because of the contamination, this lot of dog food “represents a serious threat to human and animal health and is adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.”

The affected pet food is A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs, 4 lb. carton, with Lot Code “2018” and a Best Use By Date of “02/08 20” sticker on the carton. The product was distributed in August and September 2018 to retail stores nationwide.

No other lot codes are affected, and there have been no illnesses connected with this lot so far.

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