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More food problems...

Mocha's mum
April 29th, 2007, 04:38 PM

Hogs may have eaten contaminated pet food

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government says the risk to humans is very low from hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Agriculture Department say their ongoing investigation has also determined that no hog recall is warranted.

Surplus pet food sent to some farms contained rice protein concentrate imported from China.

Tests after cats and dogs got sick after eating it showed the pet food contained the industrial chemical, melamine.

Melamine is not considered a human health concern, but there is no scientific data on the health effects of melamine combined with the other compounds.

Several hundred hogs that had the food are believed to have been placed on the path to slaughter, but thousands more are still on farms in California, New York and South Carolina.

Those states have been told that no meat from any of those hogs can enter the food supply.

Is this ever going to end??? I'm getting so frustrated and don't know what is safe anymore. :mad: Starting to think about the 100 mile diet....

May 2nd, 2007, 01:43 PM
It's extremely frustrating!

I think the 100 mile diet is a good idea, I always try to eat locally grown food whenever possible, it's nice to be able to actually see where your food came from. I'm thinking I may start growing my own vegetables as well, then I will really know how my food was produced.

May 2nd, 2007, 02:24 PM
It's not only the hogs. The tainted food was also shipped to poultry farms and fish farms. :mad: Let's hope the chickens and fish that ate it are not sold to any pet food manufacturers. :eek: :sad: :frustrated: :mad: