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U.S. test: Recalled pet food probe found chemical used to make plastics

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the headlines on msnbc.com this morning, some all along had suspected more than rat poison.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17870750/
post #2 of 11
What is Melamine?
The FDA announced that it was found in the recalled pet food, at this mornings press conference.
Here is a link that explains what Melamine is.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-melamine.htm
post #3 of 11
Another chemical Melamime, which is commonly used to make plastics and fertilizers has been found in samples of the recalled pet foods. Here's a link to the article. This whole situation is getting more and more disturbing and scary to me. How do we ever feel confident with what we feed our most precious babies again!!
post #4 of 11
And now the article on MSNBC states that an unnamed manufacturer is being asked to look at some dry food! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17870750/ll
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I can't find any info on side effects, I wish they would give a better explanation as to why this is important (besides just the fact that it's not supposed be there).
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I know melamine as something used to make countertops, Ikea furniture and even mixing bowls. It's probably pretty common in many homes these days.

From the sounds of the early reports, it sounds like they're not sure melamine ingestion would cause these problems... maybe its presence there is coincidental.
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17870750/

I read the article and I still have no idea what this means? Which toxin are we looking for? Will the recall now be expanded to dry foods or even human foods?
post #8 of 11
Now the FDA is stating that there were NO traces of rat poison found, just his "new" chemical.

WTH?!?!?
post #9 of 11
I suspect the "unnamed manufacturer" is Hills. They are voluntarily recalling dry M/D. Here's the link to their web site.

http://www.hillspet.com/menu_foods/M...2007_en_US.htm
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It is. There was a link about it on my dog forum.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by emmylou View Post
I know melamine as something used to make countertops, Ikea furniture and even mixing bowls. It's probably pretty common in many homes these days.

From the sounds of the early reports, it sounds like they're not sure melamine ingestion would cause these problems... maybe its presence there is coincidental.

Also, plates/dinnerware, etc. It was very popular in the 50's, 60's and 70's; I believe (correct me if I'm wrong here) the plastic dishes nowadays may be melamine, also. Not sure if it's another type of plastic nowadays. (Can you believe my Mom STILL has a set of dishes from the late 60's made of it--complete with knife scratches, and stains. She won't throw them out! Thank God she made us use paper plates while growing up--the dishes are NASTY!)

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