During an ongoing media teleconference call, USDA/FDA officials have revealed that melamine-tainted "protein concentrate," imported from China, contaminated fish meal manufactured in Canada. The tainted fish meal was then distributed to an unknown number of fish farms in the US and Canada.Other revelations:
- 50,000 swine have been quarantined in Illinois due to suspect feed.
- The tainted "wheat gluten" and "rice protein concentrate" at the center of the pet food recall, was actually misrepresented as such. Further tests have determined that it is wheat flour, adulterated with melamine.
I just have to say that this is STUNNING. Two months after first determining a problem with "wheat gluten flour" they only now determine it was really plain old wheat FLOUR? Anybody who has ever baked bread would have been able to tell the difference... the two products have different color and texture. Mix in a little water and rub it between your fingers, and you can tell the difference with your eyes closed.
FDA: the Faith-based Dining Administration
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