Can this get any worse?
Pet Food Recall: Farms Quarantined, More Cat & Dog Food Recall Worries
By Jeff Freeland
Apr 25, 2007
There are new details about the pet food recall. Now the nationwide pet food recall that began March 16 with wet cat and dog food has grown to more than 100 brands of wet and dry food and treats. Health officials now say some of that contaminated pet food was fed to hogs in as many as six states. It’s not clear yet if any of the hogs entered the food supply for humans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was fed to hogs in six states. [AVMA says that the melamine contamination has been traced to hog farms in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Utah, and possibly Ohio.] The FDA also said it is investigating whether a poultry farm in Missouri got contaminated food.
Pet Food Recall: Second Importer May Mean More Poisoned Cat & Dog Food
By Nancy Streets
Apr 24, 2007
More than a month since the massive pet food recall, it still seems products are added to the list every few days. Dog and cat lovers and owners are more confused than ever. Ever since the FDA began recalling more than 60 million cat and dog food products on March 17, things have been turned upside down for pet owners, baffled over what food to buy their pets. Pet owners are learning that brand name and cost aren’t enough to protect their pets from eating food poisoned with an industrial chemical used to make plastics.
Two Senators have what they say is evidence that a second suspected importer of vegetable proteins might have introduced even more contaminated ingredients into the pet food industry, including the latest rice protein,(so far, this is wheat, corn and rice) and they are calling on the FDA to publicly identify the company, and the pet food companies which they say received the ingredients but haven’t yet instituted a recall.