If I owned a corporation, sure I would want to save as much money as possible, but NOT to the detriment of my client. No, I want to please them, make the highest level of quality product for them, retain them and hope their health holds up so that they can buy more from me!
Since exactly when did killing off the client base make sense to anybody? I see it in both human and pet foods but am completely mystified as to why. It makes no sense. Even if there is a wee bit of savings initially, you are killing your customer. Who's to say you are not sued? Who's to say, your secret will not go public and make your products and your company an embarrassing outcast? Many of these corporations also make human food so if you are poisoning our pets, are you poisoning us too? So many questions arise with questionable ethics displayed.
Several Shades of JADED - I read labels, I was educated on pet foods and biologically appropriate foods etc. I just had no idea that the high dollar treats I was feeding my boy would be tainted with anything other than pure goodness like the bags promised. After this happened I went totally off the rails of typical pet foods and went alternative.Here is a great info book, Buyer Beware, about the pet food industry crimes.
Here is a great link and you can sign up for recall notices too. http://truthaboutpetfood.com/
I encourage you to read labels and vote with your wallet