Are you suspicious that they are up to something? I'm keeping a close eye on this thread to see how it all pans out. I had been wanting to try Halo food and discovered the Co-op here in town just started carrying it. I wont be buying any until I hear the all-clear. If you suspect they are attempting to skew the results, I'd be interested in knowing that.
So as I understand it, they will have samples tested at an independant lab. Are you or your vet also having samples tested?
They kept demanding that I send THEM the dog food and I said no, I wanted it tested at an independent lab where we would both get the results. That's what's been taking so long in dealing with them. If I handed over all the food to them, they could say anything they wanted to. They finally agreed to an independent lab after 3 weeks of me demanding it.
It's been a really rocky path with Halo. First it took days for them to even get back to me because the only dept that deals with problems with their food was so backed up. That alone caused me concern. Then they gave out my personal information to someone who called them after seeing a post about it so she told me everything they said and she had more information than I did!
When they finally saw that they weren't going to get rid of me after 3 weeks, then they turned it over to the man who is up higher in the company. He lied to me a couple of times, but I caught him in them and wasn't going to let up until he admitted them. They're out to protect their company and I can understand that. Anyone can claim anything but when you have 2 vets that go over the tests on your dogs and both say the new bag of food caused it, then I believe them and the dogs got sick and threw up undigested Halo food.
I was a huge Halo fan and even sent pictures of the food to lists. The ingredient list looks awesome, the food looks fantastic, and the dogs loved it.....until I bought that new bag and then they didn't want it. That sure taught me to listen to my dogs.
I don't know how accurate the tests will be since the canned food that was put on the dry food can't be tested now. Halo is saying that with the lot number of the cans they can test the food on their end.....but didn't ask for the lot number or the cans.