29th October 15:50
More Pet Food Recalls
When the phone started to ring and my email started to fill, I knew
something must have happened again in the world of dog and cat food.
As of this writing more foods have been recalled and a few more
ingredients besides wheat gluten have been added to the list of "not
Evidence suggesting that a shipment of the ingredient "Rice Protein
Concentrate" contained melamine has come to light. As reported by
OregonLlive.com posted by The Associated Press and The Oregonian
"Ingredients imported from China that went into recalled pet food may
have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to boost
their protein content, federal officials said today.
That's one theory being pursued by the Food and Drug Administration as
it investigates how the chemical, melamine, contaminated at least two
ingredients used to make more than 100 brands of dog and cat foods.
Melamine has been found by U.S. laboratories in both wheat gluten and
rice protein concentrate imported from China."
Melamine, an ingredient in plastics and fertilizers could lead to
kidney failure in animals....