Skip to comments.Pet food probe turns to possibility of fraud
Posted on 04/19/2007 4:58:56 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
WASHINGTON // Federal investigators are probing whether Chinese producers laced a key ingredient in pet food with an industrial chemical in order to boost the price of their shipments
Referring to the contamination that has prompted the recall of more than 100 brands of pet food, investigators are trying to determine whether Chinese producers purposely added melamine to their wheat gluten shipments to Menu Foods.
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
The article goes on to say the melamine “may” have been added on purpose to raise the nitrogen level to make it seem there was more protein .....
Isn’t it just f#$king wonderful that we gave the Chicoms Most Favored Nation status?
And our govt. politicians gave them a most favored trade status.
...The plot thickens.
This is beyond criminal.
Is there a ping list for these pet food recall articles or are we using the kitty and doggie ping lists?
Nitrogen levels are measured to calculate the protein content, which determines the value of a shipment
But FDA Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach told the senator that investigators haven't been able to make the trip because they cannot get visas from the Chinese government.
IMO the Chinese have seriously underestimated the American Public's love for their pets... if this is proven to be true ----
I don’t have a set ping list..... ping anyone and everyone you know who may be interested...
I don’t have a link right now.
It sure is one Queen Mother Smoking Gun though isn’t it?
WTH - Was it a “bonus” bag?
Laboratory tests on the Natural Balance products indicated that they contained melamine. Natural Balance doesn't use wheat gluten, but recently began using rice protein concentrate, which the testing indicated had melamine.
The rice protein was distributed in the United States by Wilbur-Ellis Company. On Sunday, the San Francisco company found a bag with the word "melamine" stenciled on the side in a shipment of rice protein concentrate it had received from China.
The bag tested positive for melamine, and the company has sealed the rest of the shipment in a warehouse until it completes safety tests, Wilbur-Ellis said on its Web site.
ping.. and anyone else you know who is following all of this
ping — I appologize, I pinged you to the wrong place a minute ago, asked mods to delete that... this is what I meant to ping you to
Yes a new additive has been contaminated!
A lot of dogs died before Cornel was able to tie the deaths back to all foods made by Diamond and distributed East of the Rockies.
premiums paid for making the "grade"...
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