Thursday, April 19, 2007

Expanded pet food recall [mid April]

Seems you need to check this link almost daily http://www.menufoods.com
as the list of tainted pet food just keeps growing.

"This has exposed that the safety standards for pet foods are not in place in any significant way and the kind of drumbeat, day after day, of recalls has shaken consumers' confidence in the pet food industry's adherence to food safety standards," said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States.
And of course it's not clear where else the bad stuff is:

The FDA has there is no evidence so far to suggest any of the rice protein went to companies that make human food, said Michael Rogers, director of the agency's division of field investigations. But the FDA has not accounted for all the imported ingredient. [emphasis mine]

FDA link: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html

I only know what I read in the news but it sure is scary to know that our current administration has cut back no food inspectors

1 comment:

Big Bad Bobcat said...

The cat food recall is a tragedy. So far the FDA
has received reports of 1,950 cat deaths
. This is a lot of dead cats, and the companies that sold this food should be punished. Every day more and more cat food is recalled. It is a never ending mess.