Reuters is reporting that 20 million more chickens may have eaten contaminated pet food and may still be waiting to be slaughtered. Officials will decide if they can be released into the human food supply. This makes sense in light of the “hundreds” of chicken plants that may have been contaminated, according to the FDA.
The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday as many as 20 million chickens currently on U.S. farms in several states may have been fed contaminated feed.
A USDA official said the birds must be held until the government can complete a risk assessment to determine if they can be processed.
This news raises the questions: Just how much “salvage” pet food was produced that could contaminate so much of our food supply? Where did all this food come from? And where is the recalled food going?
(Thanks mal and ally)