TYPE OF ALERT: Detention Without Physical Examination (Countrywide)
(Note: This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel regarding the manufacturer(s) and/or products(s) at issue. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public).
PRODUCTS: Wheat Gluten Rice Gluten Rice Protein Rice Protein Concentrate Corn Gluten Corn Gluten Meal Corn By-Products Soy Protein Soy Gluten Proteins (includes amino acids and protein hydrosylates) Mung Bean Protein
I don't think there is any safe pet food right now....
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
It is kind of frightening that the recall encompasses all products for human or animal use.
I can't remember where I saw it, but I read in an article that the reason why the contaminated wheat/corn/etc. is so deadly is because of the combination of melamine and cyanuric acid. A researcher mixed those two compounds in conditions similar to kidney/urine pH and crystals formed--the same kind of crystals found in pets, and presumably responsible for their death.
The contaminated wheat gluten was labeled as a non-food item when exported by a Chinese company, in order to avoid mandatory inspections.
Supposedly the tainted feed may have been produced by another company, sold to the exporter, and then the exporter used a third party--a textile company--to get it to the USA. I don't understand why ChemNutra was not suspicious of receiving gluten from a textile company.
And the melamine they use to spike the food is not the pure compound--it is "melamine scrap," a waste product from melamine production.
Its not only the chickens but in an article in the Dallas Morning News it talked about what the cattle are being fed. They are not meat eaters and yet they are fed things that the article was not for the faint at heart. It made me so sick what cattle, chickens, pigs are being fed not only are they fed horrible, hurendous things but they never get to live a life like they should. Lives in stalls and never put a foot on the ground. I was so sick to my stomach I don't know if I can ever eat meat again. They are killing us slowly but surely and our pets faster than us.
here in oregon there have been TONS of chicken trucks that have been loaded to compasity with chickens. my family and I have seen about 2 of these trucks a day. I think they are trying to get rid of the chickens because they don't want to get caught with chickens that were sick by the tainted dog food.
this is really getting scary. I knew that this was going to happen.
we need to grow our own food here in the united states.
GREAT as i try and educate myself more on pet food I found this... conatminate food was also fed to fish, poultry, hogs on farms that supply our food... From the FDA: "because theBased on currently available data and information, the consumption of pork, chicken and eggs from animals and fish fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps that contained melamine and related compounds is very unlikely to pose a human health risk, according to an assessment by federal scientists. I don't feel so confident.
China is also the source of the anti freeze in our cheap toothpaste and cough syrup in other countries....i found propylene glycol as an ingredient in liver treats...how do i know they didn't use the Chinese antifreeze?