Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pet Food News: Update 3

According to PetConnection another company might have imported rice protein from China.

Senators Dick Durbin and Maria Cantwell wrote the following to the FDA:

“We have learned that in addition to Wilbur-Ellis, a second United States company imported a shipment of rice protein from China that is also likely to be contaminated with melamine,” the senators wrote. “We request the FDA identify this second importer as well as those manufacturers to which it may have sold the contaminated product.”

How about they also identify the other two pet food makers who got the originally discovered poisoned rice?

An aide to Durbin said the senators found out about the second importer from industry sources.

If confirmed, that could further expand a pet food recall that so far includes more than 100 brands.

They will begin a Congressional hearing tomorrow (Tuesday). Hearings are aired on C-SPAN 3 and we only get C-SPAN 1 and 2, so I can't watch it, dammit. I missed the Gonzo Grillings too because of that.