The Boston Globe is reporting that the tainted wheat gluten containing the toxin melamine has been sent to plants that make human food.
The vast majority went to pet food manufacturers and distributors, according to the FDA. But some of the processing plants that remain under FDA scrutiny make both human and pet food.
Now we know the reason behind the FDA’s steadfast comments about being unable to rule out human contamination. The contaminated wheat gluten was shipped to the US from Nov. 3, 2006 to Jan. 23. What’s the shelf life of this stuff? We find it highly unlikely that this stuff just sat on the shelves for months and was not converted into food.
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