Monday, April 30, 2007

38 poultry farms in Indiana given contaminated feed

Remember last week the FDA 'mentioned' that some poultry had been given contaminated feed? Well, we finally hear more on that. Stay tuned, as I'll post every article like this (for other states) that I find. I suspect they'll be dribbling out over the next few days... let me know if you find one before I do.

38 poultry farms in Indiana given contaminated feed

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Monday 38 poultry farms in Indiana were given contaminated feed in early February containing melamine, with some of the animals likely to have entered the food supply.

The U.S. Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration said there was a "low-risk" to humans and no food recalls were expected at this time. They are uncertain how many animals were involved or entered the food supply.

Pet food tainted with melamine, a chemical used in plastics and fertilizer, was found in feed given to hogs. Last week, USDA said around 6,000 hogs in six states -- California, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah -- may have been given the contaminated feed.

Low risk? Last week the FDA said they'd never studied melamine in humans - so how can they say it's low risk?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

may be the melamine in chickens is fit for humans, but how about pets? Many of the recaled products have "chicken" as the main source of protein, and people, including myself, feed homemade diets based on chicken to our dogs. Is this a jike, or what?

Volunteers Needed! Get food off shelves...,,,, and have joined together to ask for your help.
Update 6-10: Recalled food was purchased from a
California store on 5-29th – this stuff is still out there!
We need Volunteers to help get recalled food off store shelves. Read this post at Spocko’s Brain for instructions. Print a list (or two) on this site. Visit stores, then report safe stores here at

Printing Information:
1. Print the main FDA Pet Food Recall page – this will be handy to show retailers who haven’t heard anything about the recall. (3 pages)

2. Print the list of 14 Major National Brands - it includes flavors and date information where applicable so you can tell if specific products for these brands have been recalled. The brands are: Alpo Prime Cuts, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Doctors Foster and Smith, Eukanuba, Gravy Train, Hill’s Science Diet, Iams, Jerky Treats, Lick Your Chops, Mighty Dog Pouches, Natural Balance, Nutro, Pounce, Royal Canin. (It’s 7 pages and includes FDA contact information.)

3. Print the List of All Brands – it will remind you what products have been recalled - but it does not give you date and flavor information, there is just too much to put in one document. (7 pages, but the 7th page is links to more detailed information so you don’t need to print it)

If you want, and are going to a store that you know has store brands that have been recalled (such as Walmart), go to that recall information at the links on the summary or at the FDA site and print it out. Some of the information is formatted in ways that make it difficult to read (one of the main reasons for this site), but it’s better than nothing.

Note: The FDA is the official source for all recall information and recalled products. This is an unofficial volunteer effort to help get the word out and get recalled foods off of shelves. We’re doing the best we can but can’t guarantee these lists are completely accurate. Again, here is the official recall site: