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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
04-13-2007, 03:27 AM,
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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
Quote:Senate Hearing Will Probe Pet Food Safety
Pet Death Reports Continue; Many Blamed on Pet Food Not Included in Recalls

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007...d_recall18.html
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04-13-2007, 04:38 AM,
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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
Heard on the news today that it may soon be some foods manufactured for human consumption also. Just another scam so they can raise the prices again. Then Bush will tell the American people that inflation is below 3%.
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04-13-2007, 05:27 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-13-2007, 05:28 AM by SerialExpLain.)
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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
That sucks, and I am not surprised at all, rather have been anticipating that. They need to uncover THE LIES!!

In any event, obviously a lot has been getting into us. Check these #s out:

Quote:Of the more than 400 chemicals tested for, 287 were detected in umbilical cord blood. Of these, 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain or nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animals. Scientists refer to the presence of such toxins in the newborn as “body burden.”

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/271370_toxics24.html


Quote:10 Washingtonians volunteered blood, urine and hair samples to the Washington Toxics Coalition to be tested for eight classes of chemicals.

The results are in, and they are not pretty

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/271370_toxics24.html


I'm surpised it isn't spawning a new industry in WealthCare. "I am here for my yearly physical and full toxicology screening". Well, of course you are Mr./Ms. Platinum Health Insurance subscriber! Pfft...
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04-19-2007, 03:44 AM,
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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
Quote:Heard on the news today that it may soon be some foods manufactured for human consumption also.
Natural Balance Recalls Pet Food
One of the Few Brands to Use "Human Grade" Ingredients
April 17, 2007


Natural Balance's Web site said the affected brands of pet food contain no grains like wheat, barley, corn, and oats. And wheat gluten is not listed as an ingredient for either brand of Natural Balance's recalled pet foods.

The FDA says the nearly 100 brands of pet foods and treats involved in the nationwide recall -- announced on March 16, 2007,
......

In earlier interviews with ConsumerAffairs.com, Martin said Natural Balance is one of the few pet foods on the market made with "human grade" ingredients.

"These are ingredients that have been inspected and passed for human consumption,"
.......

In related news, the pet food recall has now spread to South Africa.
.......

Questions, however, have surfaced in recent weeks about ChemNutra and its ties to China. The Canadian investigative newspaper, Canada Free Press, describes the company's Chinese headquarters as a "rundown warehouse in rural China."

That warehouse, the paper adds, is located within 50 miles of XuZhou Anying, the company blamed for supplying the tainted wheat gluten.

The Las Vegas Review Journal says ChemNutra's Las Vegas office -- at Durango and Charleston Streets -- is "very small ... without even a sign on the door."

ChemNutra touts its ties to China, stating it "imports high-quality nutritional and pharmaceutical chemicals from China to the US.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007...d_recall28.html
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04-19-2007, 05:58 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-19-2007, 06:43 AM by SerialExpLain.)
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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
So sad, Jack.


Someone needs to research trends looking for increases in diuretic prescriptions in the USA and internationally over the past say 10 years as that woud be a definite epidemiological indicator of increasing renal dysfunction in the population. (That would also implicate hepatic dysfunction as well as these two functions are related as they decline).

Well, here is one article that would support further investigation into potentially causative factors in the food/product sector.

Quote:The number of patients with chronic renal disease is increasing worldwide. ... has been proven in experimental animals and humans with renal dysfunction

http://www.wcn2007.org/pages/keynote.html

In regards to the pet food recalls, every ingredient in each of the recalled products should be examined for comparison, as epidemiologically this could be adding an X factor to determine. The public should be apprised of those findings.

Considering supposedly how very little wheat gluten was imported from Asia-China, seems really suspect that tainted product supposedly FROM CHINA shows up on cue....
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04-19-2007, 11:30 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-19-2007, 11:32 PM by SerialExpLain.)
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Pet Death Reports Continue: Senate Probe Commences
Breaking News: Wilbur-Ellis Recall Rice Protein Concentrate

FDA Press Release here:

Quote:Unlike the other white-colored bags in that shipment, the bag in question was pink and had the word “melamine” stenciled upon it.

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/wilburellis04_07.html
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