3 Companies Indicted In Tainted Pet Food Case

Two Chinese businesses, their executives, a U.S. firm and its owners have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Kansas City for their involvement in the pet food recalls of last year.

ChemNutra Inc. of Las Vegas along with Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co., and Suzhou Textiles, Silk, Light Industrial Products, Arts and Crafts I/E Co., were charged under two separate but related indictments.

The indictment alleged that Chinese shipments of wheat gluten tainted with melamine were falsely labeled to avoid inspection.

From Las Vegas Sun:

ChemNutra and company owners Sally Quing Miller, 31, a Chinese national, and her husband, Stephen S. Miller, 55, were charged with 13 counts for introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, 13 counts of introducing misbranded food into interstate commerce and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The other indictments charge the two Chinese companies of 13 counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce and 13 counts of introducing misbranded food into interstate commerce.

“Millions of pet owners remember the anxiety of last year’s pet food recall. These indictments are the product of an investigation that began in the wake of that recall,” U.S. Attorney John Wood said in a news release announcing the indictments.

Source: MSNBC

UPDATE: Here is some more information on the indictments and comments from ChemNutra from Yahoo News:

The indictments allege that Suzhou Textiles, an export broker, mislabeled 800 metric tons of tainted wheat gluten manufactured by Xuzhou to avoid inspection in China. Suzhou then did not properly declare the contaminated product it shipped to the U.S. as a material to be used in food, the indictment says.

It also says the shipment was falsely declared to the Chinese government in a way that would avoid a mandatory inspection of the company’s plants.

“The defendants intended to deceive the Chinese government in addition to consumers,” Wood said.

According to the indictment, ChemNutra picked up the melamine-tainted product at a port of entry in Kansas City, then sold it to makers of various brands of pet foods. The indictment alleges that Xuzhou added the melamine to artificially boost the protein content of the gluten to meet the requirements specified in Suzhou’s contract with ChemNutra.

Wood said adding the melamine, which would allow it to pass chemical inspections for protein content, was cheaper than actually adding protein to the gluten.

He added that prosecutors aren’t alleging that the Millers and ChemNutra knew that the product was toxic, only that they were aware the product had been shipped into the U.S. under false pretenses and failed to notify their customers.

Steve Stern, a spokesman for ChemNutra, said the Millers “deny the allegations by the Justice Department in the strongest of terms and look forward to the opportunity to prove their innocence at trial. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Miller had any intent to defraud or knowledge of any wrongdoing.”

(Thanks Kathy)

UPDATE #2: Here is more on the indictments from the New York Times:

After news of the tainted wheat gluten emerged last spring, all of the companies charged in the indictment said they did not know how melamine — which can be toxic when ingested — had made its way into the gluten.

But the owner of Xuzhou Anying, Mao Lijun — who is referred to in the indictment as Mao Linzhun — subsequently conceded to Chinese authorities that his company had added the melamine to make the wheat gluten appear higher in protein, court papers said. Xuzhou was required by ChemNutra to produce wheat gluten with at least 75 percent protein content.

ChemNutra and its owners, a married couple, Sally Qing Miller and Stephen S. Miller, knew that the shipment was mislabeled in a way that would allow it to leave China without testing, the United States attorney’s office says, and the Millers did not disclose the mislabeling to pet food makers.

The government cited e-mail messages sent or received by the Millers in 2006 in which the proper codes for wheat gluten and other proteins were discussed.

In addition to accusing the Millers of helping the Chinese companies distribute tainted food, the indictment said the couple defrauded customers, the pet food makers.

As early as January last year, one pet food maker complained to ChemNutra that the wheat gluten was too moist, according to the indictment.

The Millers also misled pet food makers by saying that they had worked directly with Xuzhou Anying without mentioning Suzhou Textiles, the intermediary, the indictment said.

(Thanks Carol)

From CNN.com:

“From April 2006 through April 2007, ChemNutra and the Millers participated in a conspiracy to defraud the companies that purchased XAC-manufactured wheat gluten from them, by concealing material facts from those purchasers,” the indictment said.

And, prosecutors allege, Sally Miller knew the product would not be subjected to mandatory inspection prior to leaving China and did not disclose this to ChemNutra’s customers.

(Thanks menusux)

46 Responses to “3 Companies Indicted In Tainted Pet Food Case”

  1. Carol says:

    FINALLY it looks like someone besides our poor furkids is going to pay for this horrific event of one year ago.

    Exactly one year ago today I was at the vet with the start of this tragedy and I could not be happier!

  2. Courtney says:

    THANK GOODNESS! I hope justice is served for all the suffering furbabies!

  3. 2CatMom says:

    Wonder if there are any criminal charges pending against our dear friends at Menu Foods. Or does this allow them to stand by their “we was duped” excuse.

  4. pat says:

    good good good good good. hard to tell how this will play out, tho. doesn’t menu have pending litigation against chem nutra? if they’re convicted in federal criminal court, they’ll probably be convicted in civil court too. also parents of furbabies that filed suit and named chem nutra as a defendant has a much stronger case if the federal case comes out the way it should.

    kudos to whomever is the u.s. attorney that got this indictment!

  5. anon says:

    Just the start of many, I hope!
    I have a list.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How many other other shipments over the years were mislabeled? Best to remember these two words- food grade.

  7. mittens says:

    “Textiles, Silk, Light Industrial Products, Arts and Crafts “????

    errr…………….

  8. menusux says:

    http://itchmoforums.com/news-r.....819.0.html

    The many alias companies and products of Suzhou Textiles.

    So where’s the vanished CN information blog and the CN Tag Team Twins, Stern and Bernstein now? Too busy doing the same for WT/ADIPet?

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/7590507.html

    Las Vegas Review-Journal May 19, 2007

    “The businessman believes the U.S. government will pursue more serious charges against others domestically.

    “”I don’t want to go into details, and I don’t want to say who” may be charged with a crime, Miller said.

    “Mao and another Chinese manufacturer of wheat gluten already are in jail, and Miller thinks they face long prison terms.

    “”For China, this has embarrassed them so badly” that the government will want to punish wrongdoers, he said.”

    Works like that in the US also.

    “Menu Foods is the only customer ChemNutra has lost, leaving 17 others.”

    We know who four of the 17 are–are all of them still counting on the “China Experts” whose expertise appears to be dealing with a trading company who can furnish everything from A to Z–never mind the supply chain?

    Miller’s May 2007 prediction has come true.

  9. John says:

    These animals need to be locked up with Vick … and throw away the keys.

  10. Don Earl says:

    From the article:

    “wheat gluten tainted with melamine, a toxic chemical”

    At a certain point, you almost have to admire the US mainstream media’s persistence in repeating the same bald faced lie over and over and over.

    Melamine isn’t toxic.

    UC Davis recently fed it to cats in quantities far higher than any reported to be in recalled pet food. It didn’t hurt them a bit.

    They did the same thing with cyanuric acid, with the same result.

    However, when they mixed up a 50/50 cyanuric acid/melamine cocktail, it was very toxic (in large quantities) to the cats they fed it to.

    Funny thing is, in all the pet food samples UC Davis tested during the recall period, they never quantified any of the cyanuric acid positive samples they tested. They did, however, quantify the melamine positive samples they tested.

    What kind of science is that?!

    And, where did all the cyanuric acid come from?

    It wasn’t in the gluten. The FDA tested the gluten and only found the usual tiny trace amounts that normally occur with melamine.

    BFD. We now have half an indictment, on half of a possible two part toxin, that took the better part of a year to hand down, and which totally ignores other toxins known to have been found in the food. Of course, the pet food companies that account for $300 million a year in ad revenue to the mainstream US media aren’t mentioned at all.

    Why am I not thrilled?

  11. Kaffe says:

    Excellent! Now, the charges had better stick. And it is to be hoped that other indictments will follow against PF manufacturers.

  12. anonymous says:

    At a certain point, you almost have to admire the US mainstream media’s persistence in repeating the same bald faced lie over and over and over.

    and

    BFD. We now have half an indictment, on half of a possible two part toxin, that took the better part of a year to hand down, and which totally ignores other toxins known to have been found in the food. Of course, the pet food companies that account for $300 million a year in ad revenue to the mainstream US media aren’t mentioned at all.

    AMEN

  13. Pilot says:

    2catmom I still can’t believe that there are people pointing fingers at Menu and Menu alone. Have you not read that almost every manufacturer got caught up in this one way or another. I am so tired of the finger getting pointed at one company. Wake up and if you are going after one go after them all.

  14. menusux says:

    http://ap.google.com/article/A.....gD8UL49400

    Associated Press February 6, 2008

    “ChemNutra and company owners Sally Quing Miller, a Chinese national, and her husband, Stephen S. Miller, were charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce, 13 misdemeanor counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce and one felony count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

    “The indictments allege that Suzhou Textiles, an export broker, mislabeled 800 metric tons of tainted wheat gluten manufactured by Xuzhou to avoid inspection in China. Suzhou then did not properly declare the contaminated product it shipped to the U.S. as a material to be used in food, the indictment says.

    “It also says the shipment was falsely declared to the Chinese government in a way that would avoid a mandatory inspection of the company’s plants.

    “”The defendants intended to deceive the Chinese government in addition to consumers,” Wood said.

    “According to the indictment, ChemNutra picked up the melamine-tainted product at a port of entry in Kansas City, then sold it to makers of various brands of pet foods. The indictment alleges that Xuzhou added the melamine to artificially boost the protein content of the gluten to meet the requirements specified in Suzhou’s contract with ChemNutra.

    “Wood said adding the melamine, which would allow it to pass chemical inspections for protein content, was cheaper than actually adding protein to the gluten.

    “He added that prosecutors aren’t alleging that the Millers and ChemNutra knew that the product was toxic, only that they were aware the product had been shipped into the U.S. under false pretenses and failed to notify their customers.

    “Steve Stern, a spokesman for ChemNutra, said the Millers “deny the allegations by the Justice Department in the strongest of terms and look forward to the opportunity to prove their innocence at trial. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Miller had any intent to defraud or knowledge of any wrongdoing.”"

    They’re being accused of receiving falsely labeled shipments–food labeled as non-food. If that didn’t happen, the “wheat gluten” would never have been here to be sold to any PF company.

    This just wasn’t a one time affair re: the knowledge of falsified paperwork but acceptance of the shipments despite that–it went on for a period of months.

    http://www.chemnutra.com/Comme.....ssions.pdf

    Copy of what CN submitted to Congress before testifying last year.

    Page 6

    “How Does ChemNutra Identify and Screen Suppliers?

    “Xuzhou Anying was recommended to ChemNutra by one of China’s leading trading companies, one with which we have had a long-term relationship.

    Page 8

    “Does ChemNutra Import Rice Protein Concentrate From China?

    “ChemNutra uses a large, reuptable trading company in China to import rice protein concentrate, Suzhou Textiles, which purchases ChemNutra’s rice protein concentrate from Shandong ShunFeng Fan.”

    Uh-huh–the “reputable trading company” who falsified documents never lost CN’s business after the tainted wheat gluten. Just like the “China Experts”, “China’s leading trading company” is also under US indictment.

  15. Carol says:

    Pilot–Menu was the manufacturer of all of the recalled foods—there were just many different brands—and Menu has been pointed at by many for not disclosing dying test animals in feeding trials showing “something” was not right with their food-the delay killed and sickened many pets-mine included—-and they changed their supplier of wheat gluten and apparently did not do QC on it–and then have ignored pet parents they promised to help—-

  16. judi says:

    Yahoo has this story on the entry page of the website! It’s about time!!

    YAHOO!!!!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200......e9HBv24cA

  17. Jean says:

    My 6-year old cat was just diagnosed with terminal intestinal cancer which has metastsized to his lymph nodes. He and his siblings were ill about the same time that the poisoned food was becoming recalled and were fed one or more of the recalled brands. Are we sure the nightmare is over?

  18. Steve says:

    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
    FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
    WESTERN DIVISION
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

    Plaintiff,

    v.

    (1) SALLY MILLER, a/k/a

    SALLY Q. MILLER, a/k/a,

    SALLY QING MILLER,

    [DOB 04/19/1966],

    (2) STEPHEN S. MILLER,

    [DOB 08/12/1952], and

    (3) CHEMNUTRA, INC.,

    Defendants.

    No. 08 -
    COUNTS ONE thru THIRTEEN
    Distribution of Adulterated Food
    21 U.S.C. §§ 331(a) and 333(a)(1)
    NMT 1 Year Imprisonment
    NMT $100,000 Fine ($200,000 for corporation)
    NMT 1 Year Supervised Release
    $25 Special Assessment ($125 for corporation)
    Order of Restitution
    Class A Misdemeanor
    COUNTS FOURTEEN thru TWENTY-SIX
    Distribution of Misbranded Food
    21 U.S.C. §§ 331(a) and 333(a)(1)
    NMT 1 Year Imprisonment
    NMT $100,000 Fine ($200,000 for corporation)
    NMT 1 Year Supervised Release
    $25 Special Assessment ($125 for corporation)
    Order of Restitution
    Class A Misdemeanor
    COUNT TWENTY-SEVEN
    Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
    18 U.S.C. § 371
    NMT 5 Years Imprisonment
    NMT $250,000 Fine ($500,000 for corporation)
    NMT 3 Years Supervised Release
    $100 Special Assessment ($400 for corporation)
    Order of Restitution
    Class D felony

    I N D I C T M E N T
    http://tinyurl.com/yo48as

  19. judi says:

    CNN - Anderson Cooper On Now CST will be talking about this.

  20. judi says:

    The Media Is Finally Making This NEWS!!!!!!

    What took them so long????????

    A year late!!!!

  21. Sandi K says:

    Jean says:

    February 6th, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    My 6-year old cat was just diagnosed with terminal intestinal cancer which has metastsized to his lymph nodes. He and his siblings were ill about the same time that the poisoned food was becoming recalled and were fed one or more of the recalled brands. Are we sure the nightmare is over?

    Jean, I agree with you 100%. I am very afraid we will start hearing of more and more cases of intestinal and perhaps even stomach cancer as time goes on. And once again, there will be no tracking system in place to show the increased number of cases. So like others have said pets are still paying. And Pilot, to your comment about people pointing fingers at poor Menu only. I have more than enough finger pointing to go around and Menu is only one of them. If you want to talk about finger pointing, Im sick of Menu always trying to blame others for their lack of responsibility. Menu had more than enough bucks to have the latest technology in place to have prevented this from happening just as well as every major pet food company out there. They didnt have to buy the cheapest toxic ingredients and rake in the huge profits from their crap they call food, but they did. And now that their greed has got the best of them, they have the balls to say its not their fault. And it doesnt help any that Menu’s CEO dumped his stock right before the recall. You dont need to worry, myself and others here are more than awake and have been for close to a year.

  22. Sharon says:

    Aren’t the Millers relatives of George Bush? It’s all in the family.

  23. Pukanuba says:

    I just heard on the national news that if convicted, they could get up to 31 years in prison. I don’t think that’s enough.

    I think CN & their Chinese counterparts should have to sit & listen to pet parents tell their stories about how their product killed their fur babies or caused them to suffer needlessly. I don’t think the suffering is over……I believe all the fur babies that ate any of this food are in for health problems the rest of their lives.

    Nothing anybody can do to any of these heartless, greedy, sad excuses for human beings will ever make up for that……what about the CFO of MF who cashed in his stocks, illegally I would think, & walked away with a fistful of money. I hope he’s proud of who he is & what he did.

    Ok, now go after the pet food companies……

  24. Carol says:

    Lots of great info and links and facts going back to the beginning of this nightmare at the forums here—if you are not familiar with this —it is definitely worth reading —lots of facts not just opinions!

  25. Carol says:

    How I would love to bring my cat Smudge with me to the courtroom! And a picture of Jessica as she is gone now……………..

    I’ve kept a pretty good journal of the suffering that went on here for the majority of 2007 — and I am one of the lucky ones—my cats initially lived through it. I would be happy to read it!

  26. 2CatMom says:

    Pilot: As Carol said, Menu was the lead company - they manufactured most (but not all) of the brands that were recalled. They knew they had a problem long before they acknowledged it - they did everything in their power to deny there was a problem, pointed the finger at others, and kept the results of their own testing quiet. They lied to their own customers as well as the public.

    That being said, you are absolutely right that other companies are culpable as well. All the companies that used Menu Foods and continued to use them even after the recalls started as well as the manufacturer, American Foods should be sued out of business.

    And speaking of that…NPR had a piece on their morning news where they stated that ‘more than 4000 animals died and many more made sick’ by the contaminated food and stated that “more than 20,000 lawsuits are pending against various companies.”

  27. Anonymous says:

    Here’s BBC story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7232067.stm

    JEAN: ‘My 6-year old cat was just diagnosed with terminal intestinal cancer which has metastsized to his lymph nodes. He and his siblings were ill about the same time that the poisoned food was becoming recalled and were fed one or more of the recalled brands. Are we sure the nightmare is over?”
    Jean, thank you for sharing this with us. Our hearts go out to you. We need to follow up on this.

    SANDI:
    “I am very afraid we will start hearing of more and more cases of intestinal and perhaps even stomach cancer as time goes on. And once again, there will be no tracking system in place to show the increased number of cases. So like others have said pets are still paying. ”
    Sandi, Exactly right! Problem is, there’s a lot of terrible stuff in a lot of foods and without even having a full, truthful and verifiable evaulation of EVERYTHING that really WAS in the menu-made crap, it will be hard to pin this on them. Even so, it needs to be followed with as much publicity as possible in the media. pet owners need to be able to connect the dots.

    MENUSUX, STEVE: again thanks
    ITCHMO: great job

  28. Buddy & Belle's Dad says:

    Well, can we basically say that ChemNutra and the Millers are guilty of conspiracy. They were nothing more than the American receiver for the product and knew excatly what they were doing. Are they guilty? Absolutely. Hopefully they and anyone connected with their company involved in this scam will receive the maximum sentences possible. If they hadn’t gotten caught, what was their next move going to be? Sort of scary to think about where the rest of their “imported material” would be headed. I would hazard a guess that poisoning people would be next on the ladder after poisoning pets. Good riddance to them and their company and their co-conspirators back in China.

  29. Katie says:

    Since this is the Anniversary of the begining of this nightmare for me and my dog, this news makes me happy because maybe now the Millers will be held accountable. This news also makes me sad; Menu Foods, PFI, Wilbur Ellis and others still have not been named to pay the price for selling contaminated food. Also wish we could get beyond “just melamine” and finally get the whole truth out there.

    Katie

  30. Dee says:

    Eye for an eye. Force them to eat mass quantities of the shit and die too!!!!!!!!

  31. purplecircle4pets.com says:

    Anyone, who’s pets were affected by the posisoned food knows that this was just the beginning. I agree with Don Earl. When I had a conversation with Dr. Huff at the Univ. of Guelph’s small animal clinic (the Univ. that did the animal testing for Menu), with respect to the Cyanuric Acid, he stated that it was a by-product. It was almost impossible to get a definite reason as to why this was in the food, and or the amounts. He also agreed that it was not just the Melamine. but the combination of these 2 chemicals that created the Toxic Cocktail. That concerns me. If it wasn’t for the melamine we would have never have known that there was Cyanuric Acid already in the food. Therefore solving only half of the puzzle.
    Also the names of these companies imply chemical by products.
    Is it possible that we and our animals have become these chemical companies disposal systems? Hmmmmmmm.

  32. LT says:

    A copy of the indictment can be read at http://www2.lasvegasnow.com/do.....ctment.pdf

    (from the article at http://blogs.lasvegasnow.com/s.....6/7833083/)

  33. Don Earl says:

    RE: “When I had a conversation with Dr. Huff at the Univ. of Guelph’s small animal clinic (the Univ. that did the animal testing for Menu), with respect to the Cyanuric Acid, he stated that it was a by-product. It was almost impossible to get a definite reason as to why this was in the food, and or the amounts. He also agreed that it was not just the Melamine. but the combination of these 2 chemicals that created the Toxic Cocktail.”

    The U of G studies leave a lot to be desired. The most glaring flaw is the only animals they studied were those provided by Menu Foods. There is NO chain of custody to estabilish exactly what Menu pumped into those pets in order to kill them.

    The one thing the study did show is the crystals were 70% cyanuric acid.

    Industrial grade melamine on the other hand is typically around 1% cyanuric acid.

    So, how do you get a crystal that is 70% cyanuric acid and 30% melamine out of melamine that is 1% (or less) cyanuric acid?

    According to information released by the FDA, some pet food samples tested as high as 2500 ppm cyanuric acid. Some melamine positive samples tested as high as 3000 ppm melamine. Under the circumstances, the highest level of cyanuric acid possible as a melamine byproduct would max out at 30 ppm.

    Where did all the cyanuric acid come from?

    In the pet food samples I had tested, the cyanuric acid positive sample was manufactured in September 2006 - 2 months before Menu Foods introduced their melamine gravy style pet food.

    The acetaminophen positive sample was manufactured in April 2006.

    Menu Foods has been producing poisoned pet food for a long time. Long before any China finger pointing started or was possible. The xenophobic China hype disgusts me.

    If anyone wants to identify the source of the murderers of a quarter million cats, look no farther than the label on the can.

    It says, “PRODUCT OF THE USA”.

  34. Denise says:

    Hi eveyone, small companies do not buy from china, these companies got huge and bought large amounts of the glutens. I cook 1/2 half of my dogs food and use Eagle Pack Hollistic chicken only. they are a small company and don’t buy anything from china. They don’t use wheat,corn or any glutens. This stuff is a filler and not good for our fur babies. if its in your food its junk switch to something else. I am not trusting any company now. www.eaglepack.com is a link for the Hollistic dog food. if any one switches to them call or write them or any company they are thinking of switching too and ask questions. First of all where do you buy your wheat and corn and gluten. The answer should be we don’t use that.

  35. Denise says:

    Hi eveyone, small companies do not buy from china, these companies got huge and bought large amounts of the glutens. I cook 1/2 half of my dogs food and use Eagle Pack Hollistic chicken only. they are a small company and don’t buy anything from china. They don’t use wheat,corn or any glutens. This stuff is a filler and not good for our fur babies. if its in your food its junk switch to something else. I am not trusting any company now. www.eaglepack.com is a link for the Hollistic dog food. if any one switches to them call or write them or any company they are thinking of switching too and ask questions. First of all where do you buy your wheat and corn and gluten. The answer should be we don’t use that. I still seing people shopping at wal-mart and the grocery store and buying the same foods that menu food made that is asking for trouble. go to a small pet store and ask questions.

  36. anon says:

    The FDA did the “investigation”, is using science that makes high school students laugh to cover up the truth of the involvement of the big pet food company’s and Wilbur-Ellis and has gone to court to say that the FDA has no duty to investigate.

    Do you think the lawyers for the China company’s and ChemNutra don’t know all this? Think they won’t use it?

  37. pheephee35 says:

    I heard about the indictments on NPR the other day. They said “dozens” of pets died. We know it was thousands. Lets all write to the news and tell them how many furr-kids we lost. Lets demand that they ask the FDA how many animals were reported to them by consumers. Forget the vets reporting — many of them were fooled too.

    Also, are the Feds etc. going to go back a year or two and get evidence? They should. Purr-Purr became ill in mid 2005 with renal failure, but I didn’t know what was wrong with her. She died in July 2006. Her soft food was TRADER JOE’S — a BIG CUSTOMER OF MENU FOODS. I will not buy any food that is associated in any way with Menu Foods or Diamond. My cats eat Innova Evo and Holistic Select now.

    IF CROOKED PEOPLE GOT PAST THE INEPT FDA AND KILLED OUR PETS, THEY CAN DO IT TO US AND OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS ALL WRITE THE NEWS AGENCIES AND ASK AND RE-ASK THEM TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS.

  38. pheephee35 says:

    Don Earl — I agree with you. In all the china-hate fear mongering, people seem to have forgotten the Americans who were found to have put melamine in grain. That info is right here on Itchmo.

  39. pheephee35 says:

    Anonymous (Jean and Sandi) — I still have the second cat that ate the bad canned food (the one Trader Joe’s claims never had melamine although Menu Foods makes it). I give her several drops of Common Juniper in her water everyday to de-tox the kidneys, and 3 drops of Rowan Tree in her wet food. I use it for her for feline herpes virus, but I have been using it for 4 1/2 years myself as an anti-tumor agent along with other gemmotherapy products. I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer Aug. 25, 2003. I did use conventional treatment too, but God and the gemmo is what healed me. You can find out more by going to www.thepetwhisperer.com, or google gemmotherapy and read up. God Bless the pets.

  40. Anonymous says:

    GO DON EARL!!:
    The one thing the study did show is the crystals were 70% cyanuric acid.

    Industrial grade melamine on the other hand is typically around 1% cyanuric acid.

    So, how do you get a crystal that is 70% cyanuric acid and 30% melamine out of melamine that is 1% (or less) cyanuric acid?

    According to information released by the FDA, some pet food samples tested as high as 2500 ppm cyanuric acid. Some melamine positive samples tested as high as 3000 ppm melamine. Under the circumstances, the highest level of cyanuric acid possible as a melamine byproduct would max out at 30 ppm.

    Where did all the cyanuric acid come from?

  41. Anonymous says:

    Denise: excuse me, i could be wrong but did we not have some recent report of tests where acetometaphin showed up in Eagle Pack holistic???
    can someone correct me on this? just want to point that out…

  42. Carol says:

    http://www.itchmo.com/lab-repo.....-food-3778

  43. Anonymous says:

    http://sustainabletable.org/blog/ “There were some terrifying findings recently in a few large scale slaughterhouses around the country- Minnesota, Indiana, and California.

    MN and IN slaughterhouse workers were infected with what the Center for Disease Control is calling a “progressive inflammatory neuropathy.” These workers are already in varying states of the condition, from tingling limbs to severely disabled. Read more at Wired News.”
    [here’s the link for that wired article: http://tinyurl.com/3asypa]

    [NOTE: AFTER READING THIS I WONDER IF WE SHOULD BE WATCHING FOR DUMPING OF PORK IN PETFOOD]

    “And in CA last week video footage was released from Hallmark Meat Packing slaughterhouse showing the workers abusing already sick animals (downers). The meat from this facility supplies Westland Meat Company. Westland sells their meat to agencies who feed needy families, the elderly and to schools through the National School Lunch Program. Read more about this story in the LA Times.”

  44. Anonymous says:

    http://www.commondreams.org/ar.....2/20/7182/ FDA is “supposed inspect foreign plants before permitting them to ship drugs or chemicals into the country. But FDA officials said this week that they mistook the plant for another with a similar name that already had been inspected. Chinese regulators also failed to inspect the plant.
    The first reported victims were eight Missouri children experiencing kidney failure. Last November, while getting dialysis at a pediatric hospital, they had life-threatening allergic reactions.

    Within weeks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had reports of more than 350 similar cases from 12 states, most of them adults. Four people died. The culprit turned out to be contaminated heparin, a drug used in surgery and dialysis to prevent blood from clotting.

    The FDA is so short-staffed and underfunded, the Government Accountability Office reported last month, that it would need 13 years to inspect every foreign drug plant that ships products into this country. Its record in China is even worse.

    That country has more than 700 plants approved to ship drugs to the U.S. Between 2002 and 2007, the FDA inspected just 88 of them. At that rate, it would need 40 years to inspect every Chinese plant now shipping drugs into this country.”

  45. Anonymous says:

    http://www.commondreams.org/ar.....2/20/7182/ “The drug safety agency conducts no unannounced plant visits overseas. Even when it does visit, inspectors have no independent translators. Obviously, the agency’s lack of language skills played a role in this tragedy. But so did the FDA’s faulty databases; the agency has conflicting information about the number of foreign plants shipping into the United States in two databases it maintains.

    Because much of the inspection budget comes from user fees paid by drug companies, the FDA does far more inspections in countries with well-developed regulatory systems such as Switzerland and Germany than it does in China.”

  46. Anonymous says:

    DITTO on dumping beef in petfood…


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