Natural Balance believes rice protein concentrate may be contaminated with melamine and is the source of the problems with the Venison products in their recall. Those products are:
- Venison & Brown Rice Wet Dog Food and Dry Dog Food
- Venison & Brown Rice Dog Treats
- Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food
These varieties do not contain wheat gluten, but rice protein was just added recently. So now one of the questions is what brands also used rice protein concentrate? The company that sold the rice protein concentrate sold it to five pet food companies. Only Diamond Pet Foods, who does the packing for some of Natural Balance’s products, was revealed as one of those five companies. (Diamond Pet Foods own products do not contain rice protein concentrate.) I’d sure like to know who the other four companies were that bought the same rice protein concentrate.
You can find out much more on the recall on my Pet Food Recall Archive Page.