Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Tue May 1 12:46:26 EDT 2007


The FDA last Friday expanded its hold on imported foods from China -
ingredients including Wheat Gluten, Rice Gluten, Rice Protein, Rice Protein
Concentrate, Corn Gluten, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn By-Products, Soy Protein,
Soy Gluten, Mung Bean Protein, Soy Bean Meal/Powder/Gluten/Protein Isolate,
Soy Protein Powder, Wheat Gluten, Wheat Flour Gluten, Wheat Gluten, Rice
Protein, Rice Gluten, Rice Protein, Corn Gluten, Milled Rice Products, Amino
acids and protein hydrosylates.



As of April 26, 2007, FDA had received over 17,000 consumer complaints
relating to this outbreak, and those complaints included reports of
approximately 1950 deaths of cats and 2200 deaths of dogs.  The Agency is
working with federal, state, and local governments, academia, and industry
to assess the extent of the outbreak, better understand how melamine and
melamine related compounds contributed to the pet deaths and illnesses, and
to determine the underlying cause of the contamination.



Joint Update: FDA/USDA Trace Adulterated Animal Feed to Poultry

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have learned that byproducts
from pet food manufactured with contaminated wheat gluten imported from
China have been used in chicken feed on some farms in the state of Indiana.


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