Meanwhile, back at the tainted pet food story

From WRAL, AP and elsewhere:

Via WBT:

State officials say a chemical blamed for more than a dozen pet deaths across the nation has been found in feed at a hog farm in western North Carolina.

Melamine was found in hogs at the farm, which wasn't identified, officials said Tuesday. The pigs have been quarantined and appear healthy. There is no immediate danger to the public, the officials said.

From a Washington Post story:

WASHINGTON -- Several hundred of the 6,000 hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food are believed to have entered the food supply for humans, the government said Thursday. The potential risk to human health was said to be very low.

Comments

Do we believe this story is close to being over?

I think there's a lot more to this story - not necessarily with just this supplier, but the idea that suppliers from China would intentionally add melamine to enhance their product and we could not catch it until there were deaths.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

This story and the consequences for us and those who buy food

stuffs from China is far from over.

We need to be screaming for more funding for Food Inspectors and standards on imported food and food ingredients.

We need to be screaming at food manufacturers to buy their ingredients from US sources.

We need to be screaming that Congress has to take steps to protect our food supplies and take action with sanctions against China and anyone else who puts poison into ingredients.

SE NC Dems

Stan Bozarth

Far, far

from over.

As if I need another reason to swear off corporate pork.

Has anyone seen this story

written about as possibly being a terrorist plot? Yes, who in their right mind would imagine that stuff showing up in the human food supply but still, it has such a broad reaching effect that there are at least some evil minds following the ease of entry into a population.

I remember years ago reading about how stressed the FDA was through lack of funding. How bad must they be now that they've had time to go through the Bushco crony mill?