Saturday, May 05, 2007

Contaminated Pet Food moving into Human Food Supply

The FDA and USDA, the federal agencies responsible for protecting the nation's food supply, said on Monday that contaminated wheat gluten from China was used in chicken feed on about 30 Indiana poultry farms and that all the broilers fed contaminated pet food have since been processed.

Imported rice protein concentrate and wheat gluten have been found to contain melamine, the USDA and the FDA said the byproducts from pet food manufactured with contaminated wheat gluten imported from China were also used in chicken feed on eight breeder poultry farms in the state. Melamine is a cheap protein additive Chinese farmers use, and is blamed for a rash of deaths among pets in the United States. Just recently, several hundred of the 6,000 hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food are believed to have entered the food supply for humans.

Investigators are tracking streams of the contaminated food through several states.
"Our sense is that the investigation will lead to additional farms where contaminated feed may have been fed to either animals or poultry," said Kenneth Petersen of the Agriculture Department Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Officials said the FDA has received 17,000 reports of pets that owners believe were sickened or killed by contaminated food. About 8,000 reports, roughly half of them involving animals that died, have been formally entered into the FDA's tracking system for further analysis.

And what other action are our government agencies taking to protect consumers from the contaminated meat? None. They say the risk to humans is "minimal" even though all these pets have been dying. However, this should be reassuring to know: "The USDA and FDA continue to conduct a full, comprehensive examination to protect the nation's food supply and will provide updates as new information is confirmed," the agencies said in a joint statement. "If any evidence surfaces to indicate there is harm to humans, the appropriate action will be taken."


Obewan said...

I guess I need to tell you all that this intentional poisoning of our food supply has been and will continue for years. When you go to a normal store here in the USA about 80% of all food found on the shelves has some type of GM food included in it. We do not know and these food companies have a strangle hold on our government and the FDA. To point out the reality of the human diet …it is a mess. Our diversified diet is only because there are people who make money off what we eat….it has nothing to do with health…it has to do with money. There is only one diet I would recommend and that is the “Eat Right for Your Blood Type” diet and this diet is based on genetics research. Stay organic and use this plan and you will stay healthy. I have been raising sheep now for ten years. They have only eaten green grass growing on my property and alfalfa in the off season. My sheep have never been sick they have never received a shot or any type of medication…….please tell me why these sheep are always healthy and we humans are always sick? Its the garbage that we eat and that are sold on every commercial on TV. We are being led around by our nose on purpose. See you the human are now a commodity and every thing you think, say, do, buy and want is worth money and control by someone else, It is not necessary for any of these companies to make you all sick. All they need to do is bring down a couple of you in the pen…..and create chronic illnesses that they can control and make money on for the long term. This pet food problem caused to much attention to the activity planned on purpose….they got caught and now the real cat is out of the bag. Companies like Novartis have been doing this for years. They create the poisons and then create the medication for you after you drop sick in the pen. Not everyone is needed…just enough of you to make a couple billion off the illness caused on purpose. This is not a world where ethics and morality reign supreme. There are very bad people involved in many industries and all they want is money and power and they really don’t care how they get it…just as long as they do.

I have known this now for many years and have tried to share it with those around me and in e-mails. Often I find people do not care and are not willing to listen or change their ways. If it does not directly effect them then they do nothing….how stupid we all really are. Children are dropping like flies and climbing the walls and taking drugs to control their behavior in record numbers. Companies making these control drugs also make food that the children eat……how nice and how stupid are we? Here in the USA we live in a fantasy world created by the TV and commercials we are bombarded with daily….its a wonderful place of deception for control….of your life and brain. All of us need to take a deep breath and change the future for the better and take control of the world and environment around us. A movement of truth would be a movement long overdue.

Valery said...

How can people be so cruel to produce contaminated food just for earning money!!!!