For those who might be following the Pet food recalls Important!

I think I read a post on here where someone was feeding their Basenji one of the following brands of food. I found this announcement on another website along with continuing information about recalls of pet food with made with tainted wheat gluten from China. It appears that China is finally allowing officials from the FDA into their country to investigate how this happened. There is another concern that the same contamination that effected the pet food industry might find its way into human food products.

Here are some quotes from the other site…..

"Worries about tainted pet food has now expanded to human food, with the word that the pet foods containing melamine apparently was feed to hogs in six states. Many of the hogs are quarantined."

"American Nutriton on April 26 issued a recall of dog and cat foods made with rice protein concentrate and sold under brand names such as Harmony Farms, Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, but not under the American Nutrition brand name."

While this might be old news to some, it is a continuing story which may escalate and become more of a major concern, especially if they find that contaminated feeds have be fed to livestock raised for human consumption purposes that has made its way into the human food supply chain.

Jason

This information is from LAST April 26 – 2007.

I believe this issue has been dealt with fairly substantially. The hogs in question are most likely long dead and disposed of.

@JazzysMom:

This information is from LAST April 26 – 2007.

I believe this issue has been dealt with fairly substantially. The hogs in question are most likely long dead and disposed of.

So have they closed all investigations? Did the FDA pull their investigators out of China? I have not seen the anything that has been finalized about all of this so if you could provide a link with that information I would appreciate it.

Thanks
Jason

The tainted food was pulled from shelves. There was an FDA investigation into what was causing the problem. It was found to be a combination of two chemicals that were the problem and they were being added so the rice gluten would test higher in protein than it actually was.

@ComicDom1:

So have they closed all investigations? Did the FDA pull their investigators out of China? I have not seen the anything that has been finalized about all of this so if you could provide a link with that information I would appreciate it.

Thanks
Jason

I don't have a link handy, and don't have time to do a search this morning, but I do know that the pet food recalls ended late last Summer and there haven't been any more since then.

In Feb of this year, the FDA did indict two Chinese nationals, one Chinese business, one US company, and the president of that company for their roles in importing the tainted gluten, which was imported between Nov. '06 and Feb. '07.
I'm sure the info can be found at the FDA website. I'm almost positive that's where I got my information.

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