dog food recall information
http://www.itchmo.com/ - The most current information. You can sign up to receive email notifications of any recalls as they are happening.
http://www.thepetfoodlist.com/ List of foods that have been recalled as well as those who have notwith links to the various manufacturers.
From the New York Times:
Another Chemical Emerges in Pet Food Case By DAVID BARBOZA
SHANGHAI, May 8 — A second industrial chemical that American regulators have identified as a pet food contaminant may have been intentionally added to animal feed by producers seeking larger profits, according to interviews Tuesday with chemical industry officials....more (may require login)
Melamine Pet Food Recall of 2007
"On March 15, 2007, FDA learned that certain pet foods were sickening and killing cats and dogs. FDA found contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food.
A portion of the tainted pet food was used to produce farm animal feed and fish feed. FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered that some animals that ate the tainted feed had been processed into human food. Government scientists have determined that there is very low risk to human health from consuming food from animals that ate tainted feed. All tainted pet food, animal and fish feed, and vegetable proteins continue to be recalled and destroyed.
As a result of FDA and USDA's comprehensive investigation, on February 6, 2008, FDA announced that two Chinese nationals and the businesses they operate, along with a U.S. company and its president and chief executive officer, were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a scheme to import products purported to be wheat gluten into the United States that were contaminated with melamine."
More article links on the FDA website - click here
Subject: Mix of chemicals may be key to pet-food deaths
CNN -- 5:18 p.m. EDT, May 1, 2007
Mix of chemicals may be key to pet-food deaths
• Researchers have found melamine and cyanuric acid in pet food
• Scientists: Together, the two chemicals can form fatal crystals in kidneys
• FDA: 17,000 consumer complaints, more than 4,000 pet deaths
• FDA will begin to stop importation of some products for human food use
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