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FDA Announcement

rainbow
April 25th, 2007, 11:10 PM
** Watch out for wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, rice bran and rice protein concentrate.

The FDA also announced a “pro-active” program of investigation of wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, rice bran and rice protein concentrate, in both the human and pet-food systems. The goal is to raise industry awareness of the potential problems with suppliers. These products are widely used in human food production, in breads, pastas, “meat”-substitute products, pizza, baby formula (!) and more. Officials stressed they have no reason to believe the contaminants made it into these products, but said that the program will likely grow in the weeks to come.

They confirmed the contaminated material has gone to hog farms in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Utah and possibly Ohio, and to a poultry farm in Missouri. It’s unknown if any of the melamine has made it as far as human consumption.

The number of affected hogs alone could be in the thousands.

rainbow
April 27th, 2007, 12:59 PM
I just thought I'd bump this thread. Please check your pet foods carefully for the following ingredients and avoid:

1. Wheat gluten
2. Corn gluten
3. Corn meal
4. Soy protein
5. Rice bran
6. Rice protein or rice protein concentrate