FDA Press Conference at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific

We’ll be live blogging it as will Pet Connection. Stay tuned.

9 Responses to “FDA Press Conference at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific”

  1. Monika says:

    Well of course, it’s friday. But will they finally tell the rest of the world
    what we already know? It remains to be seen.

  2. E. Hamilton says:

    Much as I would welcome a sudden “outbreak” of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, minus the butt cover spin, I am not gonna hold my breath!

  3. E. Hamilton says:

    And it is Thursday here, they will save something nasty for tomorrow, maybe several nasty little shocks, ya knows how they like to do that.

  4. ally says:

    E. Hamilton:
    “they will have something nasty for tomorrow”

    Sure hope not this time.
    The late week into weekend recalls have become infamous.

    Natch, I’m not holding my breath.

  5. Monika says:

    Well, it’s thursday here as well! Where the heck is my mind! This press conference threw me for a loop and I just got all discombobulated and thought it was friday. haha

  6. JollyCat says:

    These ‘not endorsed ads’ are getting a little off the wall and just doesn’t fit with the theme of ‘righteousness’ here. There are people coming here for the first time and even though it is posted that you are not endorsing, posting them at all implies some sense of endorsement.

    Without any QC this becomes as bad as anything else, where if you forks over the money, you gets your way. I know the $$$ is needed but this is seeming almost a bit hypocritical - well deserved bashing on a industry that was $$$ hungry, this just seems too similar.

  7. bw says:

    Itchmo, Please help me! I know this isn’t the right thread but I am having a looong difficult conversation with someone who is asking me to tell them if these reported 4,150 pet deaths have been definitively linked, perhaps by autopsy, to tainted or comtaminated pet food.
    She says that the FDA is saying they have received 4,150 COMPLAINTS of pet deaths. They are not saying that the deaths were from tainted pet food!!! She wants to know if these animals have been autopsied and it has been proven that their deaths were from kidney failure due to the Melamine, cyuranic acid crystals in their kidneys, and definitely from petfood contamination.

    I can’t find such a report, and do not know what to tell her. The fda supposedly tested the 17 pets, they autopsied them I imagine. Sooo
    Can someone help me here with this lady. Were the 4,150 pets who died, or more, definitively linked by autopsy to the tainted pet food. Was this figure verified by veterinarians. How did the FDA arrive at this figure, and why didn’t they say it was a definite result of petfood contamination in their report. OR DID THEY and I can’t find it.
    Soooo where does it say this. I BELIEVE IT, but his person is questioning why the FDA did not state that the 4,150 pet deaths were a result of tainted petfood!!!
    Her pet store said the whole thing is a lot of baloney, and told her the health department said only 17 pet deaths have been definitively linked to the petfood. She was upset by the number 17, and wanted to show the petfood the FDA statement I had sent her, but when she reread it she realized they didn’t actually say the deaths were from tainted petfood so she didn’t read it to them. She does not feel this is being adequately clarified

    In addition, she wants to know how many of the 39,000 deaths and illnesses reported by Banfield veterinary hospitals a week ago were definitively linked to the tainted food, and how many deaths were they reporting. She feels we should have definitive proof of the numbers we are seeing. How are the numbers derived.
    I tried my best to convince her, but no go. She wants to see an FDA report stating the 4,150 deaths were definitively linked to petfood.
    OR some other report showing this link.

    Please can someone help me!

  8. E. Hamilton says:

    Time for http://users.wolfcrews.com/toys/vikings/

  9. ally says:

    Wow. Just wow.
    E. - took me a sec.

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