As of April 26, 2007, FDA has received over 17,000 consumer complaints
relating to this outbreak, and those complaints included reports of
approximately 1950 deaths of cats and 2200 deaths of dogs.
Can you imagine how many more have not been reported :-\
A few more deaths than the 16 or so they last reported......
To see the full FDA import alert notice, see here:
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
To err is human:To forgive, canine."
This has been so sad. I know I have had a lot of people asking me about the raw diet and the Natura products I carry (Innova, Evo).
Unfortunately, it has made it into the human food supply too, so those that feed conventional chicken may also be feeding melamine. It's a great reason, if it's financially possible and available, to buy organic.
I know--I have to check the website of the chicken I use for Caleb. I don't think they listed Ohio yet as places where the chickens have been fed it. At least I'm doing less chicken and more stuff from Hare Today.Originally Posted by Nick
Where can you find which stores are selling the contaminated chicken? As of now, I'm just feeding Eagle Pack until all this gets sorted out.Originally Posted by Yellow Boys Mom
I'm going to check out the Gerber chicken's website. Their chicken is all I use for any of us.
Was just on the Gerber website and they have this posted:
And we do guarantee a healthy & safe product. In addition to following the best raising practices and only minimally processing our chickens, we also abide by the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) guidelines and test every flock for avian influenza. While this is an expensive process we view it simply as an additional step in our continual guarantee that the chicken we produce is safe and absolutely the best quality chicken on the market.
It will be interesting to see what else they have to say with all this coming down
This is terrible.It must be so frightening for you all.
In N.z. food hasn't been recalled.
It really is and could be considered a food catastrophe IMO. An very good article in Macleans "the great pet food scandal" says - Menu foods, who supplies products used to make dog food to most of the popular wet food in cans and pouches, science diet for colgate palmolive, iams for proctor and gamble, whiskas for purina, 75% of private label brands in canada including walmart sobey's and pet valu, in the u.s. menu supplies petsmart, safeway, and walmart. Menu supplies at least 40-50% of the wet pet food industry. Quote from article: Marion Nestle a professor in the department of nutrition, food studies and public health at new york university doesn't see the menu tragedy as an aberration. rather she calls it "the tip of the iceburg". Menu switched to Chinese suppliers last November to cut costs. What a terrible terrible tragedy, there needs to be more than self regulation in the pet food industry. Alot More...