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Pet Food Recall: FDA Expands Testing For Melamine – Some Hogs & Poultry Suspected

Posted in Dog News News – In the wake of the broadening pet food recall the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will expand testing of imported products including corn meal, rice bran and soy protein, in addition to wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate, in an effort to stay ahead of any possible contamination. These products are used...

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Pet Food Recall: Melamine Enters Human Food Supply Through Hogs

Posted in Dog News News – Melamine-contaminated recalled pet food may have found its way into the human food supply via pork producers. Hog farms in California, North Carolina, New York and South Carolina have been identified. An additional farm in Ohio is currently being investigated. These farms received “salvaged” pet food containing melamine, an ingredient used in plastics and industrial processes. The hog farm in California caters to individuals purchasing an entire hog and those specific consumers have been alerted, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the farms located in other states have not yet distributed any of the contaminated pork. Those animals are now quarantined and being tested. It still remains unclear what effects melamine has on animals or humans. According to the FDA website...

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Pet Food Recall List Grows As Natural Balance Rice Protein Contaminated With Melamine

Posted in Dog News News – Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods has expanded the list of recalled products just a day after announcing an initial recall. This time the blame is placed on rice protein which has tested positive for melamine contamination. The suspect rice protein was purchased from China, but not from the same supplier that sold ChemNutra wheat gluten which triggered the initial round of massive recalls, reported pet illnesses and deaths. This recall involves all Natural Balance Venison dog food (dry, wet and canned) as well as Venison and Brown Rice dog treats and Venison and Green Pea dry cat food. Natural Balance says laboratory tests show “the products contain melamine.” Natural Balance added that they have received complaints that a small number of both dogs and cats “developed kidney failure after eating the affected product.” Tragically,...

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Pet Food Recall List: Menu Foods Recalls More Dog Food

Posted in Dog News News – Menu Foods has added another variety of canned dog food to its list of recalled pet food. The addition comes thanks to a further review of production records from its plant in Emporia, Kansas. The recall statement also added two production dates to eight varieties of pet food already recalled and, according to the company, presumably off store shelves. Once again this recall stems from links in the production process to allegedly adulterated wheat gluten from China supplied by ChemNutra, Inc. The new pet food on the recall list is: Product: Natural Life Date On The Bottom of Can: Nov/22/09 Variety Description: Vegetarian 13.2oz Can UPC code: 12344-07114 Please visit this thread in our forum for the details about this dog food recall and a list of dog food brands recalled by Menu Foods and others:...

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Pet Food Recall List: Natural Balance Recalls Dog & Cat Food

Posted in Dog News News – Reports of vomiting and kidney problems have prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Natural Balance Pet Foods to recall Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods. According to the FDA website, the pet food manufacturer has not identified the source of the problem, but the reports are sufficient to justify a recall. All dates of Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food are being recalled despite the belief that the problem is limited to a single production lot. Natural Balance is advising consumers to stop feeding all Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Foods to their pets until further notice. No link is known between this issue and the melamine...

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