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    by Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D., Coton de Tulear Club of America President
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    April 21st, 2007. It took a California newspaper article yesterday revealing that people had eaten livestock poisoned with melanine-laced Chinese feed before the dawdling FDA finally moved to consider the mass poisonings the result of potential criminal acts. DUH!

    It is doubtful that the FDA will level any charges, though, since the FDA has been an apologist for agricultural and pharmaceutical corporations for six years now. Today's breaking story is below:

    Criminal Probe Opened in Pet Food Scare
    FDA Says Charges Possible; Tainted Pork Confirmed in Calif.
    By Patricia Sullivan
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, April 21, 2007; Page A10

    The Food and Drug Administration has opened a criminal investigation in the widening pet food contamination scandal, officials said yesterday, as it was confirmed that tainted pork might have made its way onto human dinner plates in California.

    More than 100 hogs that ate contaminated food at a custom slaughterhouse in California's Central Valley were sold to private individuals and to an unnamed licensed facility in Northern California during the past 2 1/2 weeks. The hogs consumed feed that contained rice protein tainted with melamine, the industrial chemical that has sickened and killed dogs and cats around the world.

    Almost a dozen companies have found that they have used melamine-contaminat ed ingredients from China in their animal foods, either wheat gluten, corn gluten or rice protein concentrate. In the United States, more than 60 million containers of cat and dog food have been pulled from the market in the past five weeks.

    People who bought pork from the American Hog Farm, a 1,500-animal facility in Ceres, Calif., between April 3 and April 18 are being advised not to eat the meat, California health officials said yesterday, although there have been no reports of illness in either people or the hogs. Authorities are tracking down all the purchasers.. ..

    Read the rest of this article at:
    http://www.washingt wp-dyn/content/ article/2007/ 04/20/AR20070420 02016.html? hpid=moreheadlin es
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