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    Here's some more info from a reliable source. Forward to all pet people that might want it.



    Ellen



    Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 13:35:01 +0000

    I loathe it when someone tries to hide info and during this pet food
    recall many companies are hiding their sources from us. I've been
    researching for days now trying to find out who these other
    manufacturers are and might have found a lead.

    Contaminated Wheat Gluten came from Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology
    Development Co. in Wangdien, China. ( we know that already)
    http://www.xzay. com/english/ index.asp

    Total quantity of wheat gluten shipped was 792 metric tons, imported
    by ChemNutra, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, Sally Miller, President,
    Stephen Miller, CEO http://www.chemnutr a.com

    ChemNutra shipped from its Kansas City Warehouse to 3 petfood makers
    and a single distributor who in turn supplies the pet food industry,
    from November 9, 2006 and ended march 8, 2007, but they refuse to
    tell wh o they distributed to. MenuFoods seems to be the only one
    that the public is allowed to know about.
    http://www.chemnutr a.com/pr. pdf

    Three major companies mentioned in an article are Doane Pet Care,
    Diamond, and Menu Foods. (Are these the three that ChemNutra sold to?
    They aren't telling us.) Recently Doane Pet Care was bought out by
    Mars, Inc. (MasterFoods USA).
    http://www.freshfie lds.com/news/ dynamic/Pressrel ease.asp? newsitem= 835

    Doane Pet Care Enterprises manufactures dry pet food under 350 store
    brands including Maxximum nutrition, Special Kitty, Sportsman's
    Choice, Kirkland Signature, Pathmark, Ol Roy, etc. They didn't list
    all the brands unfortunately. www.secinfo. com/dsvRu. 6x2.htm
    http://www.api4anim als.org/facts. php?p=359&more=1 (I appreciated the
    company info on this site, but didn't agree with all that was said as
    far as what is proper to feed cats, etc. So take this site with a
    grain of salt)

    We know some of the brands manufactured by MenuFoods.. they are on
    the recall list. ;-)

    Here is an interesting blog: http://petsitusa. com/blog/ ?p=236 lists
    companies who verify they do not use MenuFoods, some who won't tell,
    etc.. I just wonder who uses the other 2 and aren't telling. ;-)

    Another *telling* site is http://howl911. com . News reports are
    designed to keep the public informed and also to raise hype and sell
    papers, so definitely use a discerning eye and logic as you read
    reports.

    Another thing I learned from a site... can't remember the site now...
    is wheat gluten can be under the guise of several different names or
    not even disclosed at all. Science diet prescription used wheat
    gluten in one of their dry formulas for diabetic cats. What in the
    world wheat gluten is in diabetic formula for is totally beyond
    logic, let alone here it is included in a dry food... so it is being
    added to dry foods.

    Some additional news reports and gov.'t info, etc.:
    http://www.usatoday .com/money/ industries/ 2007-04-03- pet-food-
    usat_N.htm
    http://www.thepetfo odlist.com/
    For FDA alerts: http://www.fda. gov/opacom/ 7alerts.html

    Okay, after all my research I am tired and ready for a nap.

    Hope everyone's furbabies are well and safe.

    ChrisB

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    Thanks so much for all your research!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HoundLover View Post
      Here's some more info from a reliable source. Forward to all pet people that might want it.

      Another thing I learned from a site... can't remember the site now...
      is wheat gluten can be under the guise of several different names or
      not even disclosed at all. Science diet prescription used wheat
      gluten in one of their dry formulas for diabetic cats. What in the
      world wheat gluten is in diabetic formula for is totally beyond
      logic, let alone here it is included in a dry food... so it is being
      added to dry foods.

      ChrisB
      OK, so who is the reliable source? How can one confirm it's reliable if one does not know the source?

      And as for why in the world wheat gluten is in diabetic formula...a few more minutes of research would have explained that one. Google "wheat gluten". It's protein, not carbohydrate.

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      • #4
        this was forwarded to my raw diet yahoo list. im just transposting the information. someone else posted it to the list.
        take it with a grain of salt is all i can say really.
        Hound

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