80,000 “Melachickens” Ready For Human Consumption

The USDA is releasing 80,000 chickens that ate contaminated pet food into the human food supply citing the dilution effect. Our readers have coined the term “melachickens” to describe such animals.

USDA release says:

Testing of meat from poultry exposed to the feed in question confirms that melamine does not accumulate in birds and is eliminated by the body quickly. The testing also reinforces the conclusions of a human health risk assessment that there is a very low risk of illness from the consumption of meat from animals exposed to the feed in question. Poultry held on farms appear healthy, which will be confirmed upon the rigorous inspection that USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service conducts on all poultry during processing.

(Thanks Jeff)

159 Responses to “80,000 “Melachickens” Ready For Human Consumption”

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  1. Mandy says:

    *Just ignores LovingMyPets and will from now on.*

  2. Elena L says:

    Thank you very much for the info from Quaker & General Mills,soma.

  3. Helen says:

    Flamin, Scroll down to 12:10 am for the posts I was referring to. :)
    http://www.itchmo.com/read/rec.....9#comments

  4. Helen says:

    Ya Ya: Keep posting! :) Nobody here wants to pay $50 for free recipes.

  5. LovingMyPets says:

    ITCHMO ADMIN: LovingMyPets, you are dangerously close to being tagged as a troll. You used to write very good and helpful comments before. Please try to continue to add some value to the discussion, not just bring people down.

    Sorry Itchmo Admin! I just lose it sometimes when I read such ridiculous posts. I DO try to write good and helpful comments, and I hope to read many good and helpful comments in return as well, but it just irritates me to spend hours reading through sooooo many posts and then see that there are posters out that are clearly alarmists or drama queens to the max. How about we stop that?!?!?!? Thanks!

  6. Barb, GSD MOM says:

    You girls are funny.

    Ya Ya,

    Do you trim your own horses?

    More power to you!

    FYI–Danielle–you out there? I went out and bought the Canidae all life stages dry for the dogs. thanks again for all the info. No more canola oil for my dogs.

    Thanks to all posting with GOOD information.

  7. YaYa says:

    Hi Barb GSD Mom, I don’t trim my own. Can’t, I have a joint and muscle illness that is particularly intense in my sacral-iliac joints and cervical spine. Not much deep bending like that anymore :-)

    I have a Wonderful Female Farrier, who does a natural trim on mine and others at the Stables. Besides the fact mine has a unique “clubbed hoof” issue. {she was tested and thank goodness hers is not genetic, she’s a purebred broodmare}
    So it’s specially trimmed.

    I don’t know that I could do her myself anyway. she’s 16.2 hands and lots of leg :-P I’m small and short LOL
    She’s Huge but a Big Baby.

    We all keep them entertained while she works their feets. Then move on to the next grooming phases! I found the Ez-All wash is the best and fastest way for a bath- WoW do I Luv that stuff.

  8. Deborah says:

    When they said “birds” are we sure they were referring to “chickens”? Catch the tricky wording…(kinda like the initial report of how many animals died - ) it is all in the wording - read between the lines.

  9. Deborah says:

    Just a thought - are there any plans for “home food testing kits” - sheesh, I think we need something like that (and I do not mean our test pets’

    Yeah, get your Melamine test kit today! (Of course we would need a more broad spectrum ‘for various chemicals’ test kit. Now, wouldn’t that be something…(insert Twighlight Zone music - here we are)

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