- ChemNutra says, aminopterin was not found in their wheat gluten. So how else did it get into Menu Foods?
- FDA Commissioner to be on NPR on Monday 10am Eastern. Call or email The Diane Rehm Show with questions. 1-800-433-8850 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Thanks SusanUnPC)
- Most Americans aware of recall, but not changing habits according to market survey. (Via Pet Connection)
- Rep. DeLauro plans FDA hearing on import inspections.
- Senator Durbin takes flak for pet food hearing. He will also be on “Dog Talk: The Radio Show” at 10am Central time. Listen here.
- Dr. Hodgkins writes a rebuttal to the Pet Food Institute’s press release.
- Need help with vet bills? These folks can help.
- We’re researching the viability of an independent pet illness database with a CDC-sponsored epidemiologist. We’ll keep you posted.
- Pet Connection discusses Country of Origin Labeling. What’s the real price of cheap food?
- Wikipedia entry added: 2007 North American Pet Food Recall.
Quote from market survey of pet owners:
The on-line survey, conducted April 9-11, found that 95% of Americans are aware that pets have died recently because of tainted pet food. Among owners of dogs and cats, awareness reached 100%. Most of them are following the story: 80.4% of cat owners and 74.8% of dog owners say they know which brands are associated with this issue. And of the pet owners, 13.1% said the brand they usually buy has been recalled.
But the pet-food scare has not influenced people to change their behavior. Most are still buying the same brand and type of food (i.e.: wet versus dry) they usually buy, and they’re getting it at the same retailer they always go to.
(Thanks to several readers for their tips)