What does this say about the pet food industry? I don't really know yet. I choose not to feed Win one of the "big name" foods (Science Diet, Eukanuba, Iams, Purina) mainly because I think they are overpriced for what you get. Corn is definitely digestible, but it's also a really cheap carb source- why would I pay the same price for a corn-based food as for a rice-based food when a) rice is a more expensive carb source and b) rice is more digestible? I honestly just like how Winnie does on Eagle Pack, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. She has a nice coat, good energy, good poops, and she enjoys the food. The main benefit of feeding a big name brand is that their quality control is ridiculously good because when things like this happen, it costs the company a bundle to clean up. But alas, quality control doesn't catch everything I guess. I don't think it says anything about the quality of food these guys make, or that something like this could never happen to super premium brands like Innova, Eagle Pack, etc. I think it's just pure bad luck, like the spinach E. coli outbreak, or the salmonella in peanut butter. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. Pray for any sick critters who are in the hospital tonight trying to recover from whatever this is.
Totally unrelated to the food recall, this is a fun little toy... The Baby Name Wizard can show you how popular your name has been over the years. "Megan" hit its peak popularity in the 1980's/1990's (thank you The Thorn Birds), while "Chris" was most popular
(and no, I am not looking at baby names... someone just linked to it on a rabbit forum, I swear!)