Melamine in Pet Food may not be accidental

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    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/2007-04-19-pet-food-usat_N.htm

    "A nitrogen-rich chemical used to make plastic and sometimes as a fertilizer may have been deliberately added to an ingredient in pet food that has sickened and killed cats and dogs across the country, public and private officials say. A leading theory is that it was added to fake higher protein levels.

    Melamine has been found in wheat gluten, rice protein concentrate and, in South Africa, corn gluten, all imported from China, and all meant for use in pet food, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Thursday."
     
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    "Pet food tainted with melamine was also found in feed given to hogs. Lask week, the USDA said about 6,000 hogs in six states-California, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, South Carlina and Utah- may have been given the contaminated feed. On Saturday, the agencies cited similar reasons for not issuing a recall."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18405363


    Hogs given tainted feed may be in human food supply

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/04/26/melamine.hogs.ap/index.html?eref=rss_health
     
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    FDA limits Chinese food additive imports


    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/2007-04-30-chinese-imports-usat_N.htm

    "The Food and Drug Administration is enforcing a new import alert that greatly expands its curtailment of some food ingredients imported from China, authorizing border inspectors to detain ingredients used in everything from noodles to breakfast bars."
     
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