Thursday, June 25, 2009

Evanger's Back On Track With FDA

June 25, 2009

Evanger's has been given permission by FDA to resume interstate shipments immediately.

"The meeting went well," Joel Sher advised us in an e-mail yesterday evening, after returning from the "informal" hearing.

At the meeting, FDA asked Evanger's to submit a new set of Standard Operating Procedures ("SOPs") as a final condition for lifting the suspension. This should take 1-2 weeks, according to Joel.

Submission of new SOPs appears to be no more than a formality. The agency agreed that Evanger's could begin immediately to ship its canned pet foods interstate with the "review and approval" of the Company's Process Authority – the consulting firm that validated Evanger's sterilization processes and equipment.

Once FDA has received the SOPs, it will formally lift the suspension order. And Evanger's regulatory nightmare finally will be over.


  1. Phyllis,

    I just want to comment that your reporting has been excellent in this series. I stumbled upon it when trying to look up reviews for Evanger's cat food as I've never used it before. While the whole thing was confusing and worrisome, one constant was the quality of your writing. I especially appreciate the liberal use of links to sources. Good job!

  2. Steven, thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you will visit often.

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