ABC7 questions to Smucker's regarding pentobarbital in dog food
· How does Smucker’s ensure supply-chain quality?
· What safeguards does Smucker’s have in place to make sure adulterated ingredients and proteins from unknown sources do not get into its supply chain?
· Does Smucker’s inspect or audit its suppliers and if so, how frequently?
· Does Smucker’s test its ingredients? If yes, for what and how frequently?
· How will Smucker’s investigate our findings?
· If Smucker’s determines the adulterated ingredients containing pentobarbital came from the same supplier, what will the company’s response be?
· Since pentobarbital can never be used on animals intended for food, from where does Smuckers suspect the euthanasia drug may originate?
· Would Smucker’s support meaningful upgraded labeling standards that are more transparent so consumers actually know what’s in the food they’re buying for their pets?
· Would Smucker’s support a required industry-wide disclaimer on all foods that do not have the USDA stamp of approval that would say something like this: this product may contain rendered, non-farm animals that may have been exposed to pentobarbital?