Why pet food recall is by the manufacturer and always a “voluntary recall” ?
Before US Senate hearing on pet food recall, Senator Dick Durbin said: “"The FDA is like a fire department that is only called after the house has burned,'
He also said he would like to see federal law changed to allow the FDA to order a recall of food intended for human or pet consumption rather than rely on companies to do it voluntarily.
It was voluntary in that Menu Foods decided to issue the recall before they were ordered to. This is often done as a cost/benefit calculation.