Royal Canin is a pet food company owned by Mars Pet Care. They offer a wide variety of products internationally.
Royal Canin Recalls
Royal Canin has had 11 total recalls originating in 2006 and 2007. They have not had any recalls since 2007.
Royal Canin Complaints
While there have not been recalls for Royal Canin since 2007, there have been a large number of complaints against the company.
Use of By-Products
A 2013 publication by Royal Canin confirmed rumors that the company was replacing quality ingredients like chicken meal with chicken by-products. They have attempted to spin this as a quality source of nutrition in the publication here. The publication is misleading in the compairson of chicken meal vs chicken by-product. Here is the official definition as provided by AFFCO.
|AAFCO definition Chicken/Poultry Meal||AAFCO definition Chicken/Poultry By-Product Meal|
|“Poultry Meal is the dry rendered product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of poultry or a combination thereof, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.”||“Poultry By-Product Meal consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs, and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidably in good processing practices.”|