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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More food recalls

Boy, this is getting to be all too common - food being recalled due
to it causing illnesses. The differences this time are that deaths have
occurred as well; these deaths were of household pets (dogs and
cats) due to contaminated food. An unknown number of animals
have suffered kidney failure and as many as 10 have died. The culprit
appears to be "cuts and gravy" food sold in cans and pouches made
by Menu Foods; it is sold in most supermarkets and pet food stores
under various brand names. The bad food appears to have been
made between December 2006 and March 2007 and sold through-
out the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The recall is of all pet food made
at the Menu Foods plants in Emporia, Kansas and Pennsauken, New
Jersey. Once again, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is hard
at work to pin this down and find out exactly what happened and why.
It seems to me that they definitely need to hire more inspectors.
These recalls are becoming all too common and scary, even if this is
'only' pet food; pets are part of the family they belong too. So cut out
some of the big government spending for million dollar toilets and
thousand dollar hammers and wrenches and let's get a few more
inspectors on board to curb this disturbing trend.

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