MELAMINE TURNING UP IN MORE PRODUCTS
FDA and other officials "report" tainting as "limited,
contained, diluted and safe".
US Shrimp Feed Tainted
Wall Street Journal -
June 7, 2007
U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted health
officials in more than a dozen countries about U.S.-made
shrimp-feed products that could be contaminated with small
amounts of a potentially dangerous chemical, a turnabout
likely to complicate the debate over the safety and export
Shrimp feed recalled, linked to pet-food deaths -
Denver Post, CO - Jun 5,
CATTLE, SHEEP, GOATS, FISH, SHRIMP FEED
U.S. Companies Recall Melamine-Tainted Feed
Tembec, a contract manufacturer for Uniscope, makes AquaBond
and Aqua-Tec II, which it distributes for Uniscope. Uniscope
makes Xtra-Bond using ingredients supplied by Tembec. All of
the products are binding agents that are used to make
pelleted feed for cattle, sheep, and goats, or fish and
The companies have confirmed that Tembec added
melamine as part of the formulation of the products to improve
the binding properties of pelleted feed. Melamine is not
approved as an additive for animal or fish/shrimp feed.
The companies have stopped adding melamine to the feed
products, the agency said.
food recall affects more state hatcheries
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managers learned
yesterday that additional hatcheries received potentially
tainted fish food from a Canadian supplier, the Skretting
Company. Skretting recalled the suspect product on May 8.
As a result of this new information, ODFW hatchery
managers have immediately discontinued using the additional
recalled feed and have begun an inventory of all feed on hand at
ODFW hatcheries and facilities.
They just begun ?
Majority of state-run hatcheries use feed linked to pet food
More than three-quarters of the state-run hatcheries in
Oregon used feed linked to the pet food recall. The
manufacture, Skretting Canada, made feed using wheat flour
imported from China that was tainted with melamine.
Skretting recalled the tainted product May 8, they have 198
customers in the U.S.
Almost 4.5 million of those fish were released into the
Columbia River within the past month, Reportedly those
juvenile tule fall chinook salmon pose little risk to
consumers because they are years from reaching dinner
tables. It does not appear that any legal-sized
rainbow trout from our hatcheries were fed any of the
The feed, which contained wheat flour
tainted with melamine, has been recalled, and all Oregon
hatcheries have stopped using the product. The 26
operations that received recalled feed include the Sandy,
Willamette, Cole Rivers, Oak Springs, Oxbow, Salmon River, Butte
Falls, Cascade, Wizard Falls, Marion Forks, Bonneville, Leaburg,
South Santiam, Bandon, Elk River, Rock Creek, Fall River,
Nehalem, Trask, McKenzie, Gnat Creek, Umatilla, Cedar Creek,
Klamath, Looking Glass and Big Creek hatcheries.
The FDA tested fish feed for melamine at only one of Oregon's
state-run hatcheries, Marion Forks near Detroit Lake. Those
tests turned up positive.
Farmed fish in US fed contaminated material linked to pet
A portion of the mislabeled wheat gluten has
been used in the preparation of fish feeds and has been used
in some U.S. aquaculture production operations. Officials
stated that levels of melamine in affected fish tested so
far have been comparable to those found in hogs and
chickens. There continues to be no sign that
melamine-tainted products are in human food, except for the
tainted animal feed, according to Acheson.
Fish samples would be screened for signs
of melamine. "Depending upon what we find in that testing,
that is going to drive the next steps," said Dr. David
Acheson, the FDA's assistant commissioner for food
Tainted Animal Feed May Be in Fish
Fish contaminated with chemical linked to pet food recall
Farmed fish fed contaminated material linked to pet food
recall (May 8)
Chemical in pet food recall ends up in hatchery feed in
Pet Food Recall Ingredient Found In Fish Feed (May 8)
20 million chickens
raised for market in several states were quarantined the
first of May because they were fed contaminated feed.
20 million chickens represent a small fraction of the 9
billion chickens raised each year in the United States.
The chicken must meet USDA's inspection seal.
USDA, FDA and EPA reviewed risk assessment.
The Food and Drug Administration has decided not to issue
recalls of the contaminated chicken, noting that the chemical is
not thought to be harmful to people and is highly diluted.
Cat & Dog Food Pulled, 20M Chickens Barred From Sale (May
Chickens Held After Eating Contaminated Pet Food
Millions of chickens pulled over pet food recall
Chickens Now Contaminated by Melamine (May
Food Fall-Out Continues, with Recalls, FDA Raids, Lawsuits
Melamine and cyanuric acid found in pig urine on US Pig
FDA is investigating possible contaminated pet
food scraps sent to poultry feed mill in Missouri.
Contaminated pet food scraps were sent to pig farmers as salvage
by companies that have recalled pet foods.
Meat from 345 hogs that ate feed made with
melamine-tainted rice protein has apparently entered the market.
Pigs from slaughterhouses in Kansas and Utah may have entered
the food supply. Pig farms in eight states (California,
New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma
and Ohio) quarantined. 6,000 pigs were given feed
made with tainted ingredients (contaminated
with two chemicals: melamine and cyanuric acid.);
Cyanuric acid was detected in the rice protein
and wheat gluten used in some pet foods. The combination
of melamine and cyanuric acid is of concern to human and animal
health. FDA claims Melamine, at detected levels, is
not a human health concern. FDA claims pigs that
ate contaminated feed will not be allowed to enter the human
food supply and that pork from these animals will also be
Pet Food Recall:
Farms Quarantined, More Cat & Dog Food Recall Worries
Contaminated pet food exposing trouble in the
human food system
FDA inspects food manufacturers as precaution against
contaminated ... (May 4)
Human Food Eyed in Pet Food Recall
FDA and USDA Investigate Tainted Animal Feed
FDA/USDA Trace Adulterated Animal Feed to Poultry
Tainted pet food spreads to humans; effects unknown
FDA/USDA Update on Tainted Animal Feed
Melamine: It Tastes Just Like Chicken
Pet Food Recall: Dog Food Recalled, Potential Melamine
Pet food recall: NC hog farm quarantined
Hogs quarantined following pet food recall (April 25)
Pet Food Recall: Some Ohio Animals Under Quarantine
You Are What You Eat: Is "Salvage" Pet Food Feeding Cows to
Cows? (April 24)
Tainted Pet Food Found in Hogs in Several States
Stocker Cattle Forum: Dale Blasi - What Are
The Implications Of ... (April 23)
FDA says tainted pet food was fed to livestock
US Pig Farm Linked to Recall?
Agriculture Officials Quarantine Hog Farm
Pet Food Recall Expands Again
IS MELAMINE KILLING HONEYBEES?
Bee Feed Tested for Pet Food Taints
Honeybees in the United States began dying
off in unprecedented numbers late last year, threatening the
nation's human food supply, a third of which is dependent on
bee pollination. A quarter of the nation's 2.4 million
honeybee colonies died from what scientists dubbed Colony
Since some commercial bee feeds are protein-based, using
ingredients like brewer's yeast and soy flour, the
possibility that melamine could be causing the unexplained
bee die-off is worth investigating.
industry shows sour side
Entrepreneur in China wants to make honey
using no antibiotics in their colonies; the
drugs can make people sick and no storing honey in metal
containers; those can taint the sweet goo with toxic iron and
lead. But he is met with resistance and violence for the
cheaper, less healthy (more profitable) way.