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jan
post Apr 1 2007, 04:07 PM
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http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_ia9926.html


IA #99-26, IMPORT ALERT #99-26, "DETENTION WITHOUT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND
INTENSIFIED COVERAGE OF WHEAT GLUTEN DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF MELAMINE"


TYPE OF ALERT: Detention Without Physical Examination

(Note: This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel
regarding the manufacturer(s) and/or products(s) at issue. It does not create or confer any
rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public).

More at the link and you will not like what you see.... we even have the importer's name now! Gotcha!
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post May 16 2007, 01:53 PM
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You know what really peeves me about this whole recall... Even though I've NEVER fed any of the foods on the recall list is:
China can't produce enough food to feed its own people.
Why are we buying ANY types of food products from them??? mad.gif

Funny. we have grains rotting in store houses here, and we are buying crap from china. Doesn't seem right. I'd WILLINGLY pay more for pet food that I knew was safe! Can't the manufacturers buy DOMESTIC?


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post Mar 19 2008, 10:27 AM
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The reason these suppliers need to be hung out to dry is that they were paid for the gluten on the basis of assayed nitrogen content. By adding melamine, they could be paid more for an adulterated product.
This is the same festering pesthole that used cheap ethylene glycol antifreeze instead of Food Grade glycerol in human toothpaste.
Human Life means nothing at all to them either.
Presently, they are killing people with suspicious Heparin.

There is nothing further that I can say on a Family-Friendly forum without resorting to the full range of English, and a few other languages.


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Jon730
post May 23 2008, 06:14 AM
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They got the b@st@rds.

Not much consolation, but it's more civilized than hunting down and killing their CEO's I guess.
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AP
Pet owners, makers of tainted food reach deal
Friday May 23, 7:00 am ET
By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Writer
Makers, sellers of contaminated pet food agree to $24 million lawsuit settlement


MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) -- Companies that were sued over contaminated pet food linked to the deaths of perhaps thousands of dogs and cats have agreed to pay $24 million to pet owners in the United States and Canada.
The settlement is detailed in papers filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Camden. It still needs a judge's approval.

"The settlement attempts to reimburse pet owners for all of their economic damages," said Russell Paul, a lawyer for plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

The deal would affect people who incurred expenses directly related to the illness or death of a pet linked to the food, which was at the center of the biggest-ever U.S. pet food recall in 2007.

Nearly 300 people sued about 30 companies in state and federal courts. They and perhaps thousands of other pet owners would be eligible for payments under the deal.

Ontario-based Menu Foods Income Fund, which makes dog and cat food under about 90 brand names, and other firms that make or sell pet food announced April 1 that they were settling lawsuits with pet owners.

The pet food was discovered to contain wheat gluten imported from China that was contaminated with melamine, a chemical used to make plastics. Though Menu was the first company to issue recalls, four other companies eventually recalled pet foods, too.

Some of the companies have already paid out more than $8 million to people whose pets were sickened or killed after eating the contaminated food.

Under the terms of the deal announced Thursday, pet owners could be reimbursed for all reasonable expenditures, including veterinarian bills and burial or cremation costs.

Pet owners could also ask for the fair market value of their deceased pets, if that is higher than the costs incurred. Owners who do not have do%%entation of their expenses can get up to $900 each. All claims are subject to a review.

The companies say they will donate any money left in the fund after claims are paid out to animal welfare charities.

The settlement details were originally to have been filed in court about two weeks ago, but it took longer than expected to hash out the deal, partly because it had to be made to conform with both U.S. and Canadian law.

A court hearing on the settlement is scheduled for May 30.





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