Pet food contamination and recall

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A pet food recall is theorized to have been triggered by Chinese manufacturers who "may have intentionally added a chemical linked to pet deaths and illnesses into a protein-powder ingredient in pet foods," Food and Drug Administration regulators said April 19, 2007. Melamine, "which has turned up in more than 100 brands of cat and dog food, may have been used to falsely boost the apparent nutritional content of rice protein." [1]

"Melamine, an ingredient in plastics and fertilizers that could lead to kidney failure in animals, has contaminated rice protein and wheat gluten in pet foods made in Canada and the U.S." [2]

Pet food companies involved in the recall

  • Blue Buffalo Co.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  • Del Monte Foods Co.
  • Diamond Pet Foods Inc.
  • Menu Foods
  • Natural Balance Pet Foods
  • Nestle SA
  • Proctor & Gamble Co.
  • Royal Canin USA
  • Wilbur-Ellis

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