From the Washington Post (page 2):
So.... I'm thinking that this might imply that whole grains (brown rice, white rice, ground corn, etc) are safe? Melamine was intentionally added to gluten to boost its protein level to meet the requirements. I doubt that there are any such protein requirements on whole grains. I find that most of the premium foods out there, if they are not completely grainless, usually have at least some kind of whole rice in them (ie: Felidae). This would at least be a little bit of positive news. Hopefully I'm not proven wrong...
|At ChemNutra, company spokesman Steve Stern said, "we ordered food-grade gluten and the invoice said 'food grade,' but what we got was feed grade."
Food-grade gluten must be at least 75 percent protein, a level that the gluten ChemNutra bought from China did not contain. It tested that high, though, because it was spiked with the chemical melamine, which gives falsely elevated protein readings. Given the Chinese supplier's food-grade assurances, and a certificate saying the company was complying with U.S. regulations, ChemNutra had no reason to worry, Stern said.