Recall Update: Monday

It’s not just food anymore:

Made in the USA — with melamine:

Other recall-related news:

Check out our non-recall news below. And as always, we’ll keep covering all pet news.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Vietnam has a recall for soy sauce. Apparently more protein boosting, and a carcinogen. Chemical reactions….

    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/69061.html

  2. Steve says:

    No wonder the Health Insurance-Health Maintenance “rackets” are experiencing exploding growth and obscene profits.

  3. Steve says:

    Bloomberg - 2 hours ago

    Menu Foods Income Fund (MEW-U CN): The company that recalled 60 million cans of pet food in March said it adopted a plan to give its board enough time to seek alternatives to any possible unsolicited takeover offers. The shares rose 23 cents, or 5.7 percent, to C$4.26.

  4. Steve says:

    Tainted animal feed producer lacked permit

    04 jun 2007

    Tembec, the Ohio company that produced animal feed ingredients containing the same industrial chemical as the one that led to a massive pet food recall did not properly register with the state as a feed manufacturer, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said.

    Tembec must obtain a permit or cease its feed manufacturing operation, said LeeAnne Mizer, agriculture department spokeswoman.

    The Food and Drug Administration said that ingredients containing melamine were found in products made by Tembec. Melamine contamination has been blamed for the deaths of an unknown number of dogs and cats, resulting in the recall of more than 100 brands of pet food.

    Tembec, which primarily makes paper and wood products, said it did not know it needed to register as a feed producer because it produces only a binder ingredient.

    http://tinyurl.com/yw9uga

  5. Steve says:

    They Didn’t Know
    http://tinyurl.com/28aksu

  6. Steve says:

    The current situation is a mess, no one wants to step up and admit that there are already plenty of laws on the books to deal with these things. Why? Because that would require someone in a position of authority would have to admit to not doing their job in the past and present.

  7. e wem says:

    “no one wants to step up and admit that there are already plenty of laws on the books to deal with these things. Why? Because that would require someone in a position of authority would have to admit to not doing their job ”

    What you say could also be applied to illegal immigration.

    In both the overt effort to not control the border and to allow 12 million to work under the table, and the effort to keep open the giant cheap food siphon tapped into China, our Federal government is making sure there is no oversight that could interfere with the flow

    The FDA has passed the buck on the obvious problem with Chinese food safety, as well as mad cow. The FDA admits to how many pet deaths as of today?

    If an illegal street drug had the same toxicity problem, the Feds would have every local news station broadcast warnings to drug users to stop using the product because it may hurt them.

    If the Feds handled illegal drugs the same way they have handled the poison pet food they would advise the drug users not to worry

  8. Anonymous says:

    Nobody Here Or In China Will Ever Admit To Anything But China Gave A Death Sentence Hmmmm Gues He Admitd To Something

  9. Scarbo says:

    Cannot believe no one has commented on the egregious statement below from this article!

    “Farmers “feel our feed supply is very safe, and incidents like melamine contamination are very isolated,” said Elizabeth Harsh, executive director for the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. “Between government and industry, there are safeguards in place to prevent widespread problems.”

    Not widespread? ! ! How much worse does it have to get? I would suggest that a more accurate statement should read that BECAUSE of government & industry there has been a gross lack of safeguards in place to prevent ANY problems. I will not use the term widespread, since one illness, or one death, is one too many!

  10. Susan says:

    This morning I saw on CNN (on that streaming thing at the bottom) that 4 people in NE Indiana died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. They called it a very rare brain wasting disease, but did not correlate it to Mad Cow Disease. They didn’t mention where the report came from. I can’t find it anywhere else yet. Yes, I agree, there are a lot of dangers out there. E. coli 0157 is not tested for before beef is released to the public, yet it kills people every year. It’s always Health Dept. investigations of sick people that trigger the recalls. The powers that be seem to want us to look at these events individually and not put them all together into a very large, ugly picture.

  11. Steve says:

    “Tembec, which primarily makes paper and wood products, said it did not know it needed to register as a feed producer because it produces only a binder ingredient.”

    Sound Familer?

  12. High Note says:

    For those of you that use shrimp pellets.. new recall

    FDA Home Page | Search FDA Site | FDA A-Z Index | Contact FDA

    Recall — Firm Press Release
    FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

    Zeigler Issues A Voluntary Recall on Pelleted and Crumbled Shrimp Feeds
    Contact:
    info@zeiglerfeed.com
    800-841-6800

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Gardners, PA — May 31, 2007 — In cooperation with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Zeigler Bros., Inc. is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of its pelleted and crumbled shrimp feeds. Zeigler is recommending to customers to immediately stop feeding its pelleted and crumbled shrimp feed products. We are in the process of providing the entire shrimp feed product list on our website at www.zeiglerfeed.com.

    The recalled products all include the feed ingredient “AquaBond”, which has been found to contain the chemical melamine and related compounds. AquaBond is a binding agent purchased in the United States by Zeigler and used in its production of pelleted and crumbled shrimp feeds. It is used in a much lower concentration than similar ingredients used in the recent U. S. pet food recall.

    No other Zeigler products are involved in this voluntary recall. Only Zeigler pelleted and crumbled shrimp feeds are formulated with AquaBond. Zeigler extruded shrimp feeds and shrimp larval feeds do not contain AquaBond and are not included in the recall.

    Zeigler is working closely with the FDA and with Uniscope, Zeigler’s supplier for AquaBond, to provide timely product information and immediate recall instructions to its customers to assure product safety. Zeigler is not aware of any instances of ill health effects in shrimp fed with Zeigler pelleted and crumbled shrimp feeds.

    The FDA has issued a press release, dated May 30, 2007, indicating that feeds made with these binding agents are “very unlikely” to pose a human health risk. Details from the full FDA press release can be found at www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01643.html. FDA has also issued a safety/risk assessment on melamine and analogues at www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/melamra.html.

    Questions can be directed to Zeigler at 800-841-6800 or info@zeiglerfeed.com.

  13. Susan says:

    Binders that animals eat. I looked at their website and it sounded like they used a urea binder for fish feed. They didn’t mention feed under the melamine binders. Of course they may have changed their site as soon as the feed came back positive for melamine.

  14. Janice says:

    Has anyone else noticed that Hill’s has changed the formula and name of their c/d dry? It is now being called Multicare c/d and the ingredients are now different as well.

  15. Susan says:

    Janice, that is very interesting. On Petfoodtracker they have unconfirmed reports of cats dying from c/d. Is Hills trying to sneak one over on us?

  16. Maureen says:

    Susan Says:
    June 4th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    “This morning I saw on CNN (on that streaming thing at the bottom) that 4 people in NE Indiana died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. They called it a very rare brain wasting disease, but did not correlate it to Mad Cow Disease. They didn’t mention where the report came from.”

    First I looked up Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease on Wikipedia and found it only affects 1 in 1 million people, so 4 cases in one area is quite important. It’s thought to be randomly occuring but there’s a variation of it called vCJD (variant CJD) about which was written in an IN press article:

    “The third kind of CJD is known as a new variant CJD or vCJD, and accounts for less than 1% of CJD cases. This type is not related to classic sporadic or familial CJD. vCJD happens when a person gets infected with the mutated protein from an outside source.

    One of the most well-known ways is from eating food contaminated with mad cow disease. This was first detected in 1996 in the United Kingdom.”

    http://www.wane.com/Global/sto.....p;nav=0RYb

    This article was written in mid-May, after 3 deaths, and at that time IN health officials weren’t tracking CJD. When the 4th death occurred they asked for help from the CDC.

    Here’s a link to today’s article since the 4th death:
    http://www.southbendtribune.co...../-1/NEWS01

    This should underscore the horror of the Bush administration’s present legal action, as they seek to prohibit small cattle operations from testing for mad cow disease. The large cattle operations don’t want the expense and they want to prohibit others from publishing their test results that their beef is free of mad cow disease (BSE). It would make their beef products suspect to consumers.

    I don’t say this to be sarcastic, but I suspect that beginning with the pet food recalls, a lot of people who thought they were against “big government” are learning how important trustworthy government agencies and programs are to our safety. No better example than the FDA, USDA, FSIS, and CDC. And no independent groups can perform regulation of this magnitude. I think if any of the current candidates for statewide or national office take on this food safety issue, they will find it resonates with the majority of the public. Of course, they won’t be able to accept campaign contributions from big ag and those who benefit financially from the current laissez faire system.

  17. Susan says:

    Thank you, Maureen! Your article says they don’t think it’s related to BSE; but 4 deaths in 5 months is significant. I will be interested to hear what the CDC says. You know, when I was a kid, my mother told me never to trust a man who says, “Trust me.” I think her words of wisdom currently apply to government agencies.

  18. Steve says:

    The systems BROKEN

  19. menusux says:

    Someone can get vCJD by blood products/blood transfusions, etc. When blood is given, you complete a questionaire which is supposed to screen out all donors who may be at risk of this and other diseases. The system doesn’t always work–you see many reports where blood, blood products, tissues and even organs are being recalled because there was an OOPS! in the screening process:

    http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/.....01004.html

    FDA Enforcement Report May 16, 2007

    “PRODUCT
    a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-1085-07;
    b) Fresh Frozen Plasma, Cryoprecipitate Reduced, Recall # B-1086-07;
    c) Cryoprecipitated AHF, Recall # B-1087-07;
    d) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-1088-07
    CODE
    a) and c) Units: 7114289, 9703931;
    b) Unit: 9703931;
    d) Unit: 7114289
    RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
    LifeShare Blood Centers, Shreveport, LA, by telephone, facsimile transmissions and e-mails beginning on October 25, 2005. Firm initiated recall is complete.
    REASON
    Blood products, collected from a donor who had risk factors for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), was distributed.
    VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
    6 units
    DISTRIBUTION
    LA, MI, WA, and Switzerland

    “PRODUCT
    a) Red Blood Cells, Leukocytes Reduced, Recall # B-1089-07;
    b) Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-1090-07
    CODE
    a) and b) Unit: 026FW04563
    RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
    American Red Cross Blood Services, Alabama Region, Birmingham, AL, by telephone on February 9, 2006 and by letters dated February 9, 2006. Firm initiated recall is complete.
    REASON
    Blood products, collected from a donor who had risk factors for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), was distributed.
    VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
    2 units
    DISTRIBUTION
    AL and Switzerland

    “PRODUCT
    Recovered Plasma, Recall # B-1240-07
    CODE
    Units: 203121278 and 207272514
    RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
    Recalling Firm: Blood Systems, Inc., Scottsdale, AR, by email on January 3, 2006.
    Manufacturing Firm: Blood Systems, Inc., Lafayette, LA. Firm initiated recall is complete.
    REASON
    Blood products, collected from a donor who was at increased risk for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), were distributed.
    VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
    2 units
    DISTRIBUTION
    Switzerland”

  20. Steve says:

    Time for the FDA to stop jacking the American People around with spin and start CRACKING DOWN.

    As in immediately.

  21. Steve says:

    Need Proof?

    http://www.fda.gov/ora/oasis/5/ora_oasis_c_cn.html

  22. Maureen says:

    There’s a house hearing sometime in mid-June I believe, continuing on the pet food issues. It was postponed from last month. I misplaced my info with the date but will look for it.

    The FDA is in the hot seat again this week. Congressman Waxman is holding a hearing Weds. June 6th regarding the FDA and Avandia, the drug that they approved that is reputed to have caused many deaths. Commissioner Von Eschenbach will be a witness.

    Hearing on FDA’s Role in the Evaluation of Diabetes Drug Avandia’s Safety
    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    Wednesday, June 06, 2007, 10:00 AM, in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

  23. menusux says:

    KVOE-VT Tuscon, AZ/News 4–Alert:

    http://kvoa.com/Global/story.a.....v=HMO6HMaW

    CONSUMER ALERT
    Northwest hospital gives out potentially toxic toothpaste

    June 4, 2007 10:16 AM CDT

    “An urgent warning from Northwest Hospital: former patients should throw out toothpaste that could be toxic.

    Northwest Hospital tells News 4 the toothpaste in question was distributed to patients who had checked-in to the medical center.

    “It’s the same toothpaste that the FDA says could be contaminated with a poisonous chemical.

    “The toothpaste brands in question were imported from China and sold under brand names “Mr. Cool” and “Excel.”

    “The toothpaste is possibly contaminated with dythelene glycol, or D.E.G., a poisonous chemical usually found in anti-freeze.

    “A viewer called News 4 after he brought his mother home from Northwest Hospital. He noticed she had a tube of toothpaste that said it was made in China.

    “Northwest would not say how long they’ve been using the toothpaste or when they started throwing it out, but they assure us it’s no longer being used in their hospital.

    “A spokeswoman says patient safety is their utmost concern. In a written statement, the hospital says:

    “”Although our supplier has verbally assured us that our toothpaste was made at a different plant than the toothpaste in question, we are asking that patients who have received toothpaste from northwest discard it immediately.”

    “Northwest Hospital asks any patients who may have received that toothpaste to get rid of it right away.”

  24. straybaby says:

    Maureen,

    do you know if that’s going to be broadcast? i have a friend that needs to see it.

  25. menusux says:

    The toothpaste is still on shelves in south Florida:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/467/story/127771.html

    Tainted toothpaste still for sale in S. Florida
    Miami Herald June 4, 2007

    “Days after federal health officials warned against using toothpaste from China — and removed one brand from some store shelves in South Florida — a local wholesaler said tubes of that brand are probably still for sale locally.

    “But the owner of the wholesale company, Ademar Cabus, said in an interview that he had sold the toothpaste to other dollar stores as well, and that other wholesalers might have been selling toothpaste from the same shipment. Hundreds more tubes of the toothpaste could still be in local stores.

    “Cabus said he bought 10 cases of ShiR Fresh — each containing about 24 packages — from an Aventura importer, Gold City Enterprise. By late last week, he’d exported five cases and distributed five to local stores. ”But I’m not the only one that sold this product,” he said. “This guy sells to other distributors in the same area.”

    “Corporate records list Gold City Enterprise’s manager as an Aventura man, David Heinrich. Heinrich is the U.S. agent for Yangzhou Kinglsey Import and Export, an exporter and manufacturer based in China, according to an FDA database. Calls to Yangzhou Kingsley were not answered Sunday.

    “A woman who answered the phone at Heinrich’s residence Saturday night said, ”I don’t think he wants to talk,” and hung up. Phone calls to his residence and to a business number were not returned Sunday.”

  26. Susan says:

    Steve, I was looking at your link and found this one.

    Changzhou Jiangnan Ornamental Cloth Mill
    Chang Zhou , CN 213023 LOS-DO W69-4053649-4/1/1
    65JCS31 PROGESTERONE USP28
    31-MAY-2007 UNAPPROVED

    Wasn’t it mentioned early on that a lot of these products were boxed as from textile companies, so they wouldn’t be stopped at the border? A cloth mill producing hormones? Wow!

  27. Steve says:

    Susan I think those rural factories over there are nothing but product mills that churn out anything and everything with zero oversight.

  28. Maureen says:

    Straybaby,

    We don’t get the CSPAN schedule usually until the night before. (But have her look on CSPAN.com)

    But here’s the web page for the hearing. Often you can listen to it online, if your friend has the correct software downloaded.

    http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1325

  29. menusux says:

    Miami Herald had a typo–it’s Yangzhou Kingsley Import & Export Company. The company claims it’s FDA-registered and exports toothbrushes, toothpaste and surgical soap:

    http://www.zapconnect.com/comp.....78700.html

    “FDA-Supplied Establishment Information:
    Establishment Registration Number: 3004878700
    Company Name: YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    Address: 4/F., NO. 78 HUAIHAI ROAD (Map)
    Address 2:
    City: YANGZHOU, JIANGSU
    State
    Zip / Postal Code: 225002
    County:
    Country: CH
    Establishment Operation Code(s): MM - Manufacturer

    Establishment Status Code: A - Active
    Year of Most Recent Initial
    or Annual Registration: 2005
    FDA-Supplied Owner/Operator Information:
    Owner/Operator Number: 9047522
    Company Name: YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    Address: 4/F., NO.78 HUAIHAI ROAD
    Address 2:
    City: YANGZHOU, JIANGSU
    State:
    Zip / Postal Code: 225002
    Country: CH
    Owner/Operator Phone: 514-749-1955
    FDA-Supplied Official Correspondent Information:
    Official Correspondent Name: MR. GALEN ZHANG
    Company Name: YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    Address: 4/F., NO.78 HUAIHAI ROAD
    Address 2:
    City: YANGZHOU, JIANGSU
    State:
    Zip / Postal Code: 225002
    Country: CH
    Official Corespondent Phone Number: 86-514-7331441
    FDA-Supplied US Agent Information:
    US Agent Contact Name / Title: MR. JACK LEVINE
    Company Name: DENT FRESH U.S.A.,INC
    Address: CCS 8132, 4440 N.W.
    Address 2: 73TH AVE
    City: MIAMI
    State: FL
    Zip Code: 33166
    Country: CH
    US Agent Phone Number: 305-651-0400
    US Agent Email Address: dentfreshusa@yahoo.com

    http://www.zapconnect.com/prod.....78700.html

    “Company Name YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    Address 4/F., NO. 78 HUAIHAI ROAD
    City, State, Zip YANGZHOU, JIANGSU,
    Country CH
    FDA Owner/Operator Phone 514-749-1955
    FDA Medical Specialty Code DE - Dental
    FDA Product Code NRE
    FDA Classification Name MECHANICAL TOOTH DESENSITIZER IN TOOTHPASTE
    FDA Device Classification Code NULL
    FDA Regulation Number NULL
    FDA Common Generic Name TOOTHPASTE
    FDA Proprietary Device Name OEM BRAND
    FDA Owner / Operator Number 9047522
    FDA Owner / Operator Name YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    FDA Establishment Registration Number 3004878700
    FDA Registered Establishment Name YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    FDA Operation Code(s) MM - Manufacturer

    FDA Listing Date 11-05-04
    FDA Listing Status Code Active
    Differentiation N/A
    Keywords N/A
    Description N/A
    Brochure N/A
    Product Website N/A

    http://www.zapconnect.com/prod.....78700.html

    “Company Name YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    Address 4/F., NO. 78 HUAIHAI ROAD
    City, State, Zip YANGZHOU, JIANGSU,
    Country CH
    FDA Owner/Operator Phone 514-749-1955
    FDA Medical Specialty Code SU - General Plastic Surgery
    FDA Product Code KOY
    FDA Classification Name DEGREASER, SKIN, SURGICAL
    FDA Device Classification Code General Controls
    FDA Regulation Number 878.4730
    FDA Common Generic Name SOAP
    FDA Proprietary Device Name OEM BRAND
    FDA Owner / Operator Number 9047522
    FDA Owner / Operator Name YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    FDA Establishment Registration Number 3004878700
    FDA Registered Establishment Name YANGZHOU KINGSLEY IMPORT & EXPORT CO., LTD.
    FDA Operation Code(s) MM - Manufacturer

    FDA Listing Date 11-05-04
    FDA Listing Status Code Active
    Differentiation N/A
    Keywords N/A
    Description N/A
    Brochure N/A
    Product Website N/A”

  30. Susan says:

    This one is in the May refusals. Somebody is still doing business with this company. Who ordered it?

    BINZHOU FUTIAN BIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY CO LTD., CHINA
    SHANDONG CN-NOTA, CN 251900 SEA-DO 336-7635775-2/1/1
    70YY-99 RICE PROTEIN CONCENTRATE PACKED IN BAGS
    31-MAY-2007 POISONOUS

  31. Susan says:

    I’m sure the importer’s name is redacted, due to the sensitive nature.

  32. Steve says:

    Susan

    Business as usual?

    http://chemnutra.com/feed.htm

  33. Maureen says:

    Susan, Good catch from the list of FDA seized products that Steve posted. Another textile company — this time exporting progesterone? This is so dangerous. Wasn’t one of the RCP or wheat gluten products exported as a non-food item from a different textile company?

    Then this: Remember Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd.?

    China Makes Arrests In Pet Food Case
    Top Drug Regulator Also To Go On Trial, As China Promises To Boost Food And Drug Safety

    (AP / CBS)

    The government must “strengthen its investigations into protein products, especially melamine.”
    government notice

    (CBS/AP) China launched a campaign Wednesday to boost food and drug safety, following an announcement that authorities have detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that killed dogs and cats in North America.

    State media, meanwhile, reported the country’s disgraced former top drug regulator would go on trial this month on charges of taking bribes to approve untested medicine.

    The ongoing revelations have shed a harsh light on China’s notoriously lax enforcement of food and drug safety, sparking fears that exported products could contaminate food supplies abroad.

    Food heading overseas will face tougher inspections, reports CBS News’ Cynthia Hatton(audio). One of the arrested managers reportedly shopped online for melamine, a chemical used in plastics, fertilizers and flame retardants.

    Few details were given about the detentions, which follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation sparked by the pet deaths and a recall of nearly 100 brands of pet food made with the tainted ingredients.

    The FDA discovered melamine in the pet food and traced the contaminated foodstuff to the Chinese companies.

    In a notice on its Web site, China’s government body responsible for overseeing food safety said police had opened cases against individuals at the two companies blamed for the melamine tainting — Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd. and Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd.

    It said police had placed an unspecified number of individuals “under monitoring,” but gave no other details.

    –more–http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/09/health/main2778170.shtml

  34. Susan says:

    RPC from that company almost killed 2 of my cats. And they would continue to order it because it’s “cheap” I suppose. They still list RPC and wheat gluten as imports from China. It gets me that “someone” ordered RPC that the FDA refused as poisonous.

  35. Steve says:

    Thursday, May 10, 2007
    China’s government body responsible for overseeing food safety said it had detained an unspecified number of managers from the Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd. and the Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd.

    So what did they do release them and say okay now go make us some more money?

    BINZHOU FUTIAN BIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY CO LTD., CHINA
    SHANDONG CN-NOTA, CN 251900 SEA-DO 336-7635775-2/1/1
    70YY-99 RICE PROTEIN CONCENTRATE PACKED IN BAGS
    31-MAY-2007 POISONOUS

  36. menusux says:

    And the fools, whoever they were, were bringing it in via Seattle, same port the W-E shipments entered from.

    “SEA-DO”

  37. Susan says:

    I’m so angry I’m shaking! Someone here had to have ordered it. What were they planning on putting it in? Pet food, baby food? The FDA needs to be transparent. Who ordered it?

  38. menusux says:

    We need a policy similar to the one some media has re: hookers and their customers–where the names of those BUYING what’s for sale is listed along with those selling it. For every refusal you see on OASIS, someone ordered it; if they were willing to pay their $ for it, they shouldn’t mind that fact becoming public knowledge.

  39. Steve says:

    Susan “they” would have $$$$$$old it to anyone who needs RPC if inspections hadn’t caught that shipment.

    Now, who is “THEY”?????

  40. Susan says:

    I just e-mailed chemnutra and w-e and asked if they tried to buy RPC from Binzhou Futian and got caught by the FDA. I don’t expect a truthful answer but I am interested to hear what bull they have to tell me.

  41. Steve says:

    We knew this was coming. Smoke and mirrors, cover ups, business as unusual.

  42. Susan says:

    I keep wondering how much of it got through. Maybe I should start e-mailing the pet food companies that I want documentation that their products aren’t poisoned. I want to see lab reports, whatever chain-of-custody is in the food business. They must have paper work of what ingredient from where goes where. I will be forwarding that bit to my Senators and Representative and asking (again) why the food safety bills are stalled in committee.

  43. Trudy Jackson says:

    I keep wondering about My fish food. I have Koi fish and they won’t, or don’t really want to eat there pellets this week. I bought them at Wal-Mart [had to] and I have just lost 2 fish. And Koi’s are very expensive.

  44. Trudy Jackson says:

    I truly believe they are trying to kill us off. And while we are all involved in this food mess, they can touch off the big one.We are distracted overseas, and everywhere else.

  45. Steve says:

    Susan we need to keep the pressure on these Senators and Representatives and tell them. . . .

    ” Look, we’re not fooling around here. We’re being poisoned by unscrupulous and corrupt operators. Does that sink in? Do you even care? ”
    Otherwise they are going to just space out again.

    Without safe food we have NOTHING.

  46. Steve says:

    Trudy at 3:05 pm

    Trudy I don’t think thats to far fetched at this point with all the evidence thats been uncovered.

    I don’t want to believe that, but it doesn’t look good the way things have been going.

  47. Trudy Jackson says:

    I don’t want to believe it either. But you have to wonder? And how many of us thought We’d be here with dead pets a year ago? This is just too strange.

  48. Susan says:

    Steve–I just e-mailed that FDA link you posted to Lou Dobbs. We need it on the news! Not just us crazy pet lovers, but everyone needs to know about this.
    Trudy–Can vets do an autopsy on a fish? I would be curious as to why they died. Having the food analyzed costs so much.

  49. Susan says:

    My old girl, Ribble (13) is still very ill. Much better, but she has a way to go yet. Her creatinine is now 3, down from over 7. Tessa (3) is back to normal. And I am one of the lucky ones. I only had 2 of my 6 on a recalled food. And it was recommended for them by the vet. Who can you trust?

  50. High Note says:

    I was really upset when I read about the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease causing 4 death in 5 months in Northeastern Indiana.
    the CDC figures fewer than 300 cases a year across the country! Since When? It is true you can get CJD from a transfusion but since this disease is suppose to be so very rare in the U.S. I find it very upsetting that there would be four cases of it in one area like this in a five month period!
    I have read quite a bit about this disease and the mad cow disease and the wasting disease in deer, sheep and the like.
    From what I have read this is just not normal to have 4 in 5 months in a small area like this! I feel it must come from cattle, deer, sheep, or an animal of some kind.
    I just hope it is not from the tested one percent of our cattle! I felt like beef was the only thing left that did not have melamine in it! What next?

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