April 18, 2007

Massive Pet Food Recall Part Five

Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

"Pet food recall expanded on new finding"

Great. Since I hadn't heard anything about it in a while I was hoping the worst of it was over.

"An industrial chemical that led to a nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog foods has been found to contaminate a second pet food ingredient, expanding the recall further.

The chemical, melamine, is believed to have contaminated rice protein concentrate used to make a variety of Natural Balance Pet Foods products for both dogs and cats, the
Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Previously, the chemical was found to contaminate another ingredient, wheat gluten, used by at least six other pet food and treat manufacturers.

Natural Balance said it was recalling all its Venison and Brown Rice canned and bagged dog foods, its Venison and Brown Rice dog treats and its Venison and Green Pea dry cat food." (link in original)

Wheat & now rice. I'm wondering where the contamination occurred & perhaps most importantly where it will end.

I also found this article not comforting:

"Tainted pet food still being sold, FDA says"

In Part 3 I listed some sites with recipes for making your own pet food. Just in case it's looking like a more practical option for you.

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