Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More Contaminated Rice Protien Imported - FDA Won't Say to Which Companies

"Last week, privately held Wilbur-Ellis said contaminated rice protein was distributed to several pet food makers. Three of them -- Natural Balance Pet Foods, the Blue Buffalo Co. and Diamond Pet Foods -- have pulled some of their products. Now, another company is suspected of importing rice protein from China, Democratic Sens. Richard Durbin of Illinois and Maria Cantwell of Washington said in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"We have learned that in addition to Wilbur-Ellis, a second United States company imported a shipment of rice protein from China that is also likely to be contaminated with melamine," the senators wrote. "We request the FDA identify this second importer as well as those manufacturers to which it may have sold the contaminated product."
An aide to Durbin said the senators found out about the second importer from industry sources.
Wilbur-Ellis and the FDA declined to name the other two makers. Durbin and Cantwell called on the agency to make those two companies publicly known."
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  1. This just makes me sick.

    Maryann (Brat Pack's Mom)

  2. Sick? Nope, not the word I would use. PISSED OFF is closer to what I am really feeling since the other words would not be proper.

    We need to rally together a million paw march on Washington and DEMAND our stupid and crooked government to tell us immediately! My human already wrote a letter to Blue Buffalo about how upset she was that they use products from CHINA! She is no longer using Blue Buffalo but has switched us to Solid Gold Howling at the Moon. (which she also informed BB)

    (extremely snarly here)

  3. Ewww.. how can they use Contaminated food. This is so wrong..

    ~ fufu