In that time period, there have been as few as 70 recalls in a year and as many as The amendment would also create a single scientific system for states to determine which food should be recalled instead of allowing states to continue handling it using a range of measures now in existence.
In Aprilpet food manufacturers in South Africa recalled dry cat and dog food made with corn gluten that was contaminated with melamine and imported from China.
Sometimes, retailers don't get the memo or don't act accordingly. In the studypublished online in the journal Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, researchers from The Ohio State University and Louisiana State University analyzed data from participants who took the State of the American Refrigerator survey.
Given how slow politicians and civil servants are to act to pass laws and regulate the pet food industry, it is up to pet owners to demand more accountability about the security of the pet food supply.
When these two substances interact, they form crystals in urine and kidney tissue, which can lead to kidney failure.
What is cross-contamination? Hormel has recalled some packages of Jennie-O ground turkey that regulators were able to tie to an illness.
The risk assessment concluded that eating pork, chicken, domestic fish, or eggs from animals inadvertently fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps contaminated with melamine and related compounds is very unlikely to pose a human health risk.
Testing shows that melamine and related compounds do not accumulate in the body of animals. The Class II recall came after a Humane Society video was released of a slaughterhouse mistreating cows and allowing unhealthy cattle to be slaughtered without an inspection.
The manufacturer mixes ingredients according to the recipes to make a wide variety of pet foods for companies to sell under many different brand names.
There was a total of eight deaths and more than illness reported in 43 states. David Wilson, Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission making a formal request that in cooperation with other securities regulators that they conduct an investigation to determine if charges should be brought with respect to insider trading by shareholders in Menu Foods and other pet food companies.