Monday, April 23, 2007


Many of you should have heard or know by now that there has been a major recall by the FDA on many pet foods because of a highly contaminated substance found in them (Melamine) which is a plastic, that when tested before packaging will give a high protein count so that amount can be used on the label. This melamine is responsible for Kidney Failure and the deaths of many cats and dogs. The FDA has found that this has been purposely done and is not an "Accident".
Here is an important Site to get more information from:
Menu Foods is a major Pet Food Supplier who has gotten the Wheat Products that go into pet foood from China, They in turn, have used this "Poison" to contaminate our Pet Foods. It is a vicous cycle.
Recall Information

As a result of adulterated wheat gluten there have been several additional pet food and pet treat product recalls that are not part of the Menu Foods recall. For information on these additional pet food recalls please go to
As of right now 04/23/07@ 5:00PM Monday:

Tainted Pet Food has finally hit the human food supply by way of hogs who ate pet food laced with melamine, a rodenticide banned in the US but in use in China.
California officials quarantined 1,500 animals at the American Hog Farm and are tracking who purchased nearly 100 hogs from the farm this month, when the animals' feed included pet food that had been tainted with melamine.
In addition, 26 hogs were sold and slaughtered at an unnamed processing plant in northern California . Federal authorities quarantined those unprocessed carcasses at that plant, but state officials expect to identify more California processing plants that purchased the hogs.

"The pet food recall is turning into a real crisis," DeLauro said . "FDA initially assured us that the concerns about the pet food supply was a separate issue and that the human food supply would not be threatened. However, recent reports noting that the melamine has been found in hog urine which, if verified, has the potential of contaminating human food."
More information is to be found and credited to:

The pet food entered the food supply through a deal between Natural Balance's manufacturer and a nearby hog farm.
"The arrangement was for the farm to pick up 25,000 pounds of salvage food from the pet food manufacturer every 10 days or so. The farm mixed that with other salvage resources" to make the pig feed, said Steve Lyle , a California Department of Food and Agriculture spokesman.

Just in passing, don't forget that Animals gave up their Lives so that YOU are able to use Insulin.


Minnesota Nice said...

Barry, one of my friends who lives in Chicago lost an elderly cat to this. The vet said that had he been younger he might have survived. It was very sad.

What do you feed your cats?

Scott said...

Hills Nutrition's Science Diet pet foods (manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Company) has announced a voluntary precautionary recall in the U.S. of a very small number of canned cat food products, but it does not appear that Science Diet dry cat foods have been impacted by the contamination ... yet.

Phyllis has grown accustomed to having only Science Diet (she's spoiled) or on rare occasion ProPlan, but will not eat Eukanuba or Iams (manufactured by Procter & Gamble), so I have been spared the drama of this nightmare so far. Let's hope that remains the case!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this information as a public service BetterCell.
Menu Foods' CEO and the Chinese Factory should be forced to eat the same contaminated food with the rat poison and melamine that was added as a just punishment.
There is no over-sight of food production in China. The only concern is making as much money as possible.
We in the U.S. should NEVER allow our pet foods to be manufactured in other countries where sanitation practices as well as E.coli is rampant. There is no concern for people or animals in China.
To control overpopulation of animals, the chinese beat to death their dogs. A sign of the cruelty that exists. The only reason (again and again) we have allowed pet food to be made or the ingredients gotten from China, is to save money and increase greed.

BetterCell said...

Yes, greed, not caring and stupidity causes many problems for all.
I like your descrption of what a just punishment should be.

Anonymous said...

yeah i know got to stay here for the cats.... :)

why can't they put c peptide in the insulin we use now?

so if we keep really good sugars we will get complications anyways?

new york, sounds great ut the plane ride wouldn't be!!!

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