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New Issue Forces Pet Food Recall
Another pet food company pulls its products from shelves. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 13:25:58 GMT)

Natural Balance pet foods recalled
Natural Balance Pet Foods is pulling two of its products from the marketplace after receiving complaints that pets were vomiting and suffering from kidney problems after eating it. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:05:08 GMT)

Natural Balance Pet Foods Added To Recall List
Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled two kinds of pet food after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The recall includes all date codes of Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat Food. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 18:00:00 GMT)

LACC Supports State Bill For Pet Sterilization
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously announced its support Tuesday for a state bill that would require pet owners to sterilize their dogs and cats by the time the cuddly companions reach four months of age. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:08:00 GMT)

Senate Democrats Say They Will Identify Pet Project Sponsors
April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Democrats, responding to Republican accusations that they abandoned earmark restrictions approved earlier this year, said they will begin identifying lawmakers who insert money for pet projects in legislation. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:13:12 GMT)

Premium pet food company recalls dry foods
Natural Balance Pet Foods said Tuesday it found melamine in two of its pet food products, which the company has recalled. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:03:55 GMT)

Dry Pet Food Recalled
Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling all supplies of two dry pet foods, the FDA announced Tuesday. The recall affects all supplies of Venison & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food, and Venison & Green Pea Dry Cat (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:10:18 GMT)

Natural Balance recalls pet food
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been getting complaints about some Natural Balance pet foods. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:16:18 GMT)

Strahl chomps down on pet food problem, launches regulatory review
OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government has asked the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to review whether pet food should be regulated in the wake of a massive tainted food recall in Canada and the United States. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 21:22:56 GMT)

Natural Balance Recalls Pet Food
Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled two kinds of pet food after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems, the Food and Drug Administration said. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 00:30:06 GMT)

Another brand added to pet food recall list
Menu Foods adds Natural Life dog food to list of recalled pet food. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Pet food maker Menu Foods said Tuesday it added one additional dog food product to its recall list and two more production dates of eight varieties of tainted pet food. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:13:55 GMT)

Sacramento County to raise pet licensing fees
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors today approved an ordinance to increase the cost of licensing an unaltered pet from $30 to $150. The ordinance was approved by a 4-1 vote. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:26:17 GMT)

Menu Foods adds to pet food recall list
Pet food maker Menu Foods (MEW_u.TO) said on Tuesday it added one additional dog food product to its recall list and two more production dates of eight varieties of tainted pet food. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:28:47 GMT)

Menu Foods adds to pet food recall list
Pet food maker Menu Foods said on Tuesday it added one additional dog food product to its recall list and two more production dates of eight varieties of tainted pet food. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:28:47 GMT)

More pet food faces recall
The industrial chemical melamine has been found in more pet food, and suspicion is falling on a second pet-food ingredient imported from China as the source of the contamination. Natural Balance Pet Foods said Tuesday it found melamine in samples of some of its food, which led to a recall. The company suspects melamine was in a rice protein concentrate used as an ingredient, said President Joey ... (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 02:04:38 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that Natural Balance Pet Foods has received consumer complaints regarding the Venison & Brown Rice dry dog food and Venison & Green Pea dry cat foods. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 03:20:51 GMT)

Pet food recall widens
The month-long pet food recall expanded Tuesday to a line of foods that do not contain wheat gluten but still tested positive for a potentially lethal chemical. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 03:26:47 GMT)

Pet groomer promises quality
Brush and Groom is offering a new approach to pet grooming and cutting. The pets have the run of the house -- literally. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 04:26:40 GMT)

Fears grow on pet food
The monthlong pet food recall expanded Tuesday with a troubling twist, for the first time involving foods that do not contain wheat gluten but still tested positive for a potentially lethal chemical. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 07:05:40 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded on new finding
An industrial chemical that led to a nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog foods has been found to contaminate a second pet food ingredient, expanding the recall further. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 12:44:10 GMT)

Industrial chemical found in second pet food ingredient
WASHINGTON — An industrial chemical that led to a recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog foods has been found to contaminate a second pet food ingredient, expanding the recall further. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:16:20 GMT)

Chemical Found in Second Pet Food Ingredient, Recall Widened
A chemical fingered in the pet food contamination scare has been identified in a second ingredient, leading to a further recall. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:22:57 GMT)

Industrial chemical found in second ingredient, expanding pet food recall
The chemical, melamine, is believed to have contaminated rice protein concentrate used to make a variety of Natural Balance Pet Foods products for both dogs and cats, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:25:54 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expanded on New Finding
Industrial Chemical That Contaminated Pet Food Is Found in Second Ingredient, Expanding Recall (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:57:41 GMT)

Sector Snap: Pet Food Makers Mixed
Shares of pet food makers were mixed Wednesday after a second pet food ingredient was found to be contaminated with a chemical blamed for the deaths of more than a dozen pets nationwide. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 15:26:41 GMT)

FDA expands pet food recall
The nationwide pet food recall was expanded Wednesday to include products containing rice protein laced with melamine, a toxic agent, the Food and Drug Administration said. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 16:36:26 GMT)

Contact us | Pet food prices rising?
Are you are pet owner who has noticed a change in the price of your pet's food since the Menu Foods recall? Retail reporter Nichole Bell wants to talk to you for a story. Reach her at nbell@charlotteobserver.com or 704-358-5103. Please leave a name and daytime phone number. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:43:39 GMT)

Second tainted pet food ingredient found
An industrial chemical that led to the nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 20:49:33 GMT)

Exotic Birds, Supplies Stolen From Pet Store
Police said intruders made it out of a local pet store with several rare and expensive birds. (Wed, 18 Apr 2007 21:58:40 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expands Again
Natural Balance Pet Foods has recalled two varieties of its dry dog and cat food. The announcement expands a huge recall that removed millions of cans of dog and cat food tainted with melamine. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 01:43:07 GMT)

Pet Food Recall: Important Update
An update to a consumer alert many pet owners have been monitoring closely over the past month: as the pet food recall list grows, so do concerns among dog and cat owners confused about what to feed or not feed their pets. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 03:28:56 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded
An industrial chemical that led to the nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 04:59:37 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded
An industrial chemical that led to the nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 05:35:30 GMT)

Pet food recall widens
Wilbur-Ellis Co. said on Thursday it was voluntarily recalling all lots of a rice protein concentrate its feed division had shipped to pet-food manufacturers. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:19:06 GMT)

David Goldstein: Rice Protein Supplier Urges Nationwide Pet Food Recall
Agricultural products distributor Wilbur-Ellis has issued a nationwide recall of all lots of rice protein concentrate, after the Food and Drug Administration found additional samples testing positive for melamine. The company is now urging all pet food manufacturers using its rice protein concentrate to recall any pet food that may still be on supermarket shelves. In an unfolding public ... (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 08:59:15 GMT)

New Pet Food Worry: Contaminated Rice
The FDA says the industrial chemical previously found to have contaminated wheat bran and caused the recall of over 100 pet food brands is now believed to have contaminated rice protein concentrate, also imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:00:01 GMT)

Second ingredient in pet food tainted
An industrial chemical that led to the recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:20:33 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded; industrial chemical found in second ingredient
WASHINGTON Apr 19, 2007 (AP) — An industrial chemical that led to the nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:08:59 GMT)

Tainted pet food protein came from China
The tainted rice protein that triggered the latest U.S. pet food recall came from China, testing by the Food and Drug Administration has concluded. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:19:44 GMT)

Taint in pet food turns up again
Evidence of melamine in another Chinese import expands recall. WASHINGTON — An industrial chemical that led to the nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:41:19 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expanded
Pet Food Recall Expanded; Industrial Chemical Found in Second Ingredient (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:00:52 GMT)

Check those pet foods again; another recall is launched
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Another round of pet-food ingredient recalls got underway Thursday after melamine, the deadly chemical that tainted wheat gluten in cat and dog food, popped up in another pet-food protein. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:37:58 GMT)

U.S. Agency Finds Melamine in Rice Protein Used in Pet Foods
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. health officials found melamine in rice-protein concentrate imported from China that was used to make pet food. It's the same substance linked to the deaths of at least 16 pets. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:24:46 GMT)

U.S. FDA Finds Melamine in Rice Protein in Pet Foods (Update1)
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. health officials said they found melamine in rice-protein concentrate imported from China that was used in pet food. The same substance has been linked to the deaths of at least 16 pets. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:34:06 GMT)

FDA Asks if Pet Food Tainted on Purpose
FDA Probes Whether Pet Food Was Intentionally Tainted With an Industrial Chemical (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 22:55:01 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expands Again
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- The massive recall of pet foods expanded again Thursday with the recall of products containing rice protein concentrate imported from China. (Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:01:59 GMT)

Melamine in pet food may not be accidental
A nitrogen-rich chemical used to make plastic and sometimes as a fertilizer may have been deliberately added to an ingredient in pet food that has sickened and killed cats and dogs across the country, public and private officials say. A leading theory is that it was added to fake higher protein levels. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 02:55:18 GMT)

Pet food scare widens to new tainted ingredient
A chemical linked to a huge U.S. pet food recall has been found in another ingredient used to make products for dogs and cats, U.S health officials and an agricultural company said on Thursday. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 03:12:08 GMT)

Pet-food chemical possibly intentional
Chinese manufacturers might have intentionally added a chemical linked to pet deaths and illnesses into a protein-powder ingredient in pet foods, federal government regulators said Thursday. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 04:03:15 GMT)

Pet food contamination may be intentional
Chinese manufacturers might have intentionally added a chemical linked to pet deaths and illnesses into a protein-powder ingredient in pet foods, federal regulators said Thursday. Stephen Sundlof, chief veterinarian for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said melamine, which has turned up in more than 100 brands of cat and dog food, might have been used to falsely boost the apparent ... (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 05:05:00 GMT)

FDA asks if pet food tainted on purpose
Imported ingredients used in recalled pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to boost their apparent protein content, federal officials said Thursday. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 05:24:04 GMT)

Another Pet Food Ingredient Is Contaminated by Chemical
The industrial chemical that led to a nationwide recall of cat and dog food has been found in another pet food ingredient imported from China, and in corn gluten sent to South Africa. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 07:31:26 GMT)

FDA: Pet food tainted intentionally?
Chinese manufacturers might have intentionally added a chemical linked to pet deaths and illnesses into a protein-powder ingredient in pet... (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 07:32:23 GMT)

Investigators: Tainted pet food fed to hogs
WASHINGTON — Hogs fed pet food rejected as unsuitable for sale ended up eating a product laced with an industrial chemical, federal authorities said yesterday, expanding a food safety investigation that had been primarily focused on cats and dogs. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:07:31 GMT)

Pet-food recall continues to widen
Royal Canin USA said on Friday it was voluntarily recalling all of its dry pet food products containing rice protein concentrate after it found a melamine derivative in some products. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:24:55 GMT)

Pet-food recall continues to widen
Royal Canin USA said on Friday it was voluntarily recalling all of its dry pet food products containing rice protein concentrate after it found a melamine derivative in some products. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 09:24:55 GMT)

FDA Mulls Motive In Pet Food Case
Investigators are considering a theory that melamine might have been added to a pet food ingredient ? to make protein content appear larger. Melamine meanwhile has turned up at a hog farm in California, now under quarantine. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 11:30:01 GMT)

New Tainted Ingredient Prompts Widened Pet Food Recall
FRIDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- The massive recall of pet foods expanded again Thursday, this time for products containing a tainted rice protein concentrate imported from China. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 13:02:13 GMT)

U.S. confirms its suspicions on pet food
Chinese-made ingredients used in pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical to increase their apparent protein content, the U.S. officials said. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 13:56:23 GMT)

Officials: Pet Food Contamination May Have Been Intentional
FDA officials say the contamination of pet food may have been due to a chemical added intentionally to boost protein content. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 15:53:07 GMT)

Pet food recall expands to third company
A third company on Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 16:34:19 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expands Again
Title: Pet Food Recall Expands Again Category: Health News Created: 4/20/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2007 (Fri, 20 Apr 2007 19:37:49 GMT)

Tainted pet food found in US livestock feed
Pet food tainted with the chemical melamine was found in feed rations on a California hog farm and may show up on other U.S. farms, state and federal officials said on Friday. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 00:22:50 GMT)

Criminal Probe Opened in Pet Food Scare
The Food and Drug Administration has opened a criminal investigation in the widening pet food contamination scandal, officials said yesterday, as it was confirmed that tainted pork might have made its way onto human dinner plates in California. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 02:19:28 GMT)

Another recall of dog and cat dry pet food
WASHINGTON - A third company yesterday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 07:32:41 GMT)

Tainted pet food found in livestock feed
Pet food tainted with the chemical melamine was found in feed rations on a California hog farm and may show up on other U.S. farms, state and federal officials said on Friday. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 07:50:00 GMT)

Tainted pet food reaches human fare
WASHINGTON -- An industrial chemical linked to kidney failure in dogs and cats has found its way into the human food supply chain. California officials quarantined 1,500 animals at the American Hog Farm and are tracking who purchased nearly 100 hogs from the farm this month, when the animals' feed included pet food that had been tainted with melamine . (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 09:08:38 GMT)

3rd company recalls pet food
A third company on Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 10:24:15 GMT)

FDA, Pet Food Makers To Defend Recall Response
The Food and Drug Administration and pet food makers must answer to lawmakers on Capitol Hill after dozens of animals either died or became ill. Both are defending their response to the recall as the FDA warns tainted food may still be on store shelves. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 18:21:14 GMT)

Pet Foods May Have Been Intentionally Poisoned
Imported ingredients used in recalled pet food may have been intentionally spiked with an industrial chemical, while the recall list grows to a third company on Friday. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 19:42:00 GMT)

Correction: Pet-Food-Recall story
In an April 20 story about additional companies recalling pet foods, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Blue Buffalo recalled dog food. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 19:59:40 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expands to Third Company
NOTE: This story erroneously said Blue Buffalo recalled both cat food and dog food. It only recalled a kind of cat food. WASHINGTON (AP) - A third company on Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:56:26 GMT)

Official Takes Risks Warning on Pet Drug
Sounding Alarm Over Pet Drug's Risk, Maryland Regulator Puts Career in Danger (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:57:41 GMT)

Pet Adoption Encouraged With National Event
Pet owners gathered at Metro Animal Contro Saturday for the National Tour For Life event. | | Nashville was selected as a tour stop for the fifth year in a row for the North Shore Animal League’s “Tour For Life” event, which is the world’s largest cooperative pet adoption event. | | Nashville was the only location in Tennessee to be selected as a host site and several... (Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:12:39 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expands to Third Company
A third company on Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 00:04:53 GMT)

Keeping track of pet peeves
LOS ANGELES, 3:10 p.m. April 21 (AP): Jon Williamson sensed that just about everybody out there had a pet peeve. Now he's got some statistical data to prove it. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 02:10:00 GMT)

Fayette 4-H Dog Club visits pet food plant
The Fayette County 4-H Dog Club recently toured the Mars Pet Care pet food plant in Everson. Dean Siwula, plant manager, gave a presentation on the different types of pet food the plant makes and the contents of the feed. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 04:40:23 GMT)

We’re looking for a CU-te pet
Animal lovers, show us what you’ve got! The Tribune Chronicle’s photo-sharing service, cu.tribune-chronicle.com, is hosting a pet photo contest that will make the winner $100 richer. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 05:06:10 GMT)

We’re looking for a CU-te pet
Animal lovers, show us what you’ve got! The Tribune Chronicle’s photo-sharing service, cu.tribune-chronicle.com, is hosting a pet photo contest... (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 05:07:09 GMT)

Stalwart in the pet business, Alaska Mill and Feed continues to grow
Amid growing competition among purveyors of pet products, Anchorage old-timer Alaska Mill and Feed is not only keeping its stride, it's expanding to meet increasing customer needs. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 05:16:33 GMT)

Firefighters' union, local residents donate pet oxygen masks to Fire Department
Firefighters' union, local residents donate pet oxygen masks to Fire Department (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 07:30:48 GMT)

Persistent pooch grabs pet photo prize at last
A few years ago, Gayle Gruber visited a community pet shop, looking to buy a dog. While checking out the vast array of pets the store had to offer, she was taken by a Wheaten terrier with "soulful" brown eyes. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 08:32:09 GMT)

FDA Investigates Pet Food Contamination
New questions are being raised about contaminated ingredients that led to a massive pet food recall. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:47:24 GMT)

Pet Owners Must Keep an Eye on Recall Lists
The growing list of melanine-contaminated pet food has many owners on edge. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:16:16 GMT)

Royal Canin USA Recalls Pet Food
A third company has recalled pet foods made with an ingredient that contains the industrial chemical, melamine. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 15:05:28 GMT)

Correction: Pet Food Recall Story
In an April 20 story about additional companies recalling pet foods, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Blue Buffalo recalled dog food. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 18:59:49 GMT)

Watchdog risked career over pet-drug warning
The price an FDA veterinarian paid for speaking up about a pet drug's risks has spurred a U.S. Senate inquiry and shined a spotlight on the complex topography of drug safety, where interests collide like tectonic plates and squeeze decisions from all sides. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 20:18:41 GMT)

Pet food recall has little impact here
Menu Foods Income Fund, a Canadian-based pet food packaging company, announced a precautionary recall of about 50 pet food brands March 16, but the recall hasn't had much impact locally. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 20:37:58 GMT)

Jeanie Wyatt: Make sure you can afford pet
Pet ownership has a financial cost and a required time commitment. (Sun, 22 Apr 2007 23:52:03 GMT)

Barbi Twins Sue Pet Food Firms
Busty pin-up twins SIA and SHANE BARBI have filed a class action lawsuit against pet food manufacturers Purina, Nutro and Del Monte alleging their pro (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:02:31 GMT)

PETS: Third company recalls pet food
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A third company on Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 02:13:41 GMT)

A recipe for homemade pet food
DENVER – Pet owners are wondering what is safe to feed their dogs and cats after the pet food recall was expanded again this week. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 03:09:42 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Update
Between rice protein, wheat gluten, and corn gluten the pet food recall has been confusing to some pet owners. "It's a scary thing to think of because pets are like family so it's a hard thing to deal with because you don't know what to do what to get what to buy,"says Nina Thomas, a pet owner. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 03:38:59 GMT)

Dog chow, wow! Wow! Specialty food sales leap as pet owners obey fears
The recent recalls of contaminated pet foods are proving to be a boon for regional makers of high-end chow for pooches and felines. "Customers are petrified and confused about what to give to their... (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 04:14:27 GMT)

Pet grief
Pet grief is easy to dismiss."Oh, it's just a cat," people say. "You can get another one."Or worse."You're still upset about your dog It's not like it's your mom or something."However, Nancy Boyd, a grief counselor at Hear... (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 04:15:06 GMT)

Pet food suppliers see business boom
Dave Carter had a feeling that demand would surge for his Pet Promise "natural" brand of pet food, after hearing March 16 that Menu Foods was recalling pet food made at its manufacturing plants that was linked to the deaths of several dogs and cats. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:05:32 GMT)

FDA, Pet Food Makers To Defend Recall Response
The Food and Drug Administration and pet food makers must answer to lawmakers on Capitol Hill after dozens of animals either died or became ill. Both are defending their response to the recall as the FDA warns tainted food may still be on store shelves. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:15:01 GMT)

Dear Abby | Pet peeve? Sloppy drivers
DEAR ABBY: You asked readers to share their pet peeves with you. Mine is careless drivers. I am a single mother who supports her children. I can't afford to be killed or maimed on the road. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 07:41:14 GMT)

Pet Pals to host 'Wag Away Diabetes' and Spring Fling May 12
ASHLAND -- Personal Pet Pals LLC, who operate the Ashland Boyd County Dog Park, have some events planned for May 12. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 08:04:45 GMT)

Third pet-food firm recalls products
WASHINGTON - A third company on Friday recalled pet foods made with an imported Chinese ingredient only recently found to have been contaminated by an industrial chemical. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:40:44 GMT)

Briefs: Pet vaccination clinic offered
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center will team up with Lake County 4-H to offer a low-cost pet vaccination clinic May 19. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lake County Fairgrounds off Route 45, just north of Route 120, in Grayslake. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:05:33 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Update
Between rice protein, wheat gluten, and corn gluten the pet food recall has been confusing to some pet owners. "It's a scary thing to think of because pets are like family so it's a hard thing to deal with because you don't know what to do what to get what to buy,"says Nina Thomas, a pet owner. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:13:33 GMT)

Hasbro swings to profit; Pony and Pet Shop lines are strong
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Toymaker Hasbro Inc. swung to a first-quarter profit, boosted by brands including Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony as well as shipments of Marvel comic-book products, financial results showed Monday. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:23:36 GMT)

CRITTER CORNER: Details on pet food recall
Over the past few weeks, the American Veterinary Medicine Association has been keeping pet owners informed of the advances in the recent pet food recalls. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:09:48 GMT)

A 'Paw and Claw Tax' Will Bite Pet Owners
The proposed 'Paw and Claw Tax' in New York is a warning to everyone, whether you live in the state, or own a pet, or not. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:53:17 GMT)

New pet food for sale in Honolulu
A product called Muttrooms that is billed as an all-natural dog treat now is available in pet stores across Oahu. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 15:30:46 GMT)

Web site tracks people's pet peeves
Jon Williamson sensed that just about everybody out there had a pet peeve. Now he's got some statistical data to prove it. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:12:10 GMT)

Web Site Tracks People's Pet Peeves
Jon Williamson sensed that just about everybody out there had a pet peeve. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:12:10 GMT)

Website tracks people's pet peeves
Jon Williamson sensed that just about everybody out there had a pet peeve. People talking too loudly in public, yakking away on cellphones or speaking in theaters during the movie are among the leading complaints his company's website, mypetpeeves.com, has catalogued since it began a couple years ago. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 17:19:58 GMT)

PET Plans boosts trust fund to P2.9 billion
PET Plans Inc., a pre-need firm controlled by the Ocampo family, has increased its trust fund to P2.9 billion from P2.6 billion a year ago when it sought corporate rehabilitation before a local court. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 17:36:39 GMT)

New Littlestown pet groomer is 'blessed'
A Hanover resident has taken over a Littlestown pet grooming business with the blessing – literally – of a local reverend. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 19:14:20 GMT)

Man diversifies by making pet caskets
An man is diversifying his wood products business by building caskets for family pets. Matthew Dow, who operates Dow's Wood Products, is making custom-built pet caskets and urns that he is marketing through animal shelters, pet stores and veterinary clinics. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 20:07:33 GMT)

MSU Studies Pet Food Recall
Michigan State University offers comfort to owners affected by contaminated pet foor some consolation by issuing a nationwide survey addressing the issue. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 20:32:38 GMT)

Senators raise new concerns in pet food scare
A second company likely imported rice protein from China that was contaminated with a chemical linked to a major pet food recall, two U.S. senators said on Monday. (Mon, 23 Apr 2007 23:17:43 GMT)

More tainted pet food protein likely imported
A second company likely imported rice protein from China that was contaminated with a chemical linked to a major pet food recall, two U.S. senators said. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:34:07 GMT)

China Yields to Inquiry on Pet Food
China has given U.S. regulators permission to investigate whether suppliers exported contaminated pet food ingredients to the U.S. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 01:33:30 GMT)

After tainted pet food recall, owners find cheaper is sometimes safer
Just a few weeks ago, Pet Food Express store owner Michael Levy would have likely recommended the more expensive pet food brands to his customers, but these days some of the cheapest get his endorsement. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 02:19:13 GMT)

Man diversifies by making pet caskets
An man is diversifying his wood products business by building caskets for family pets. Matthew Dow, who operates Dow's Wood Products, is making custom-built pet caskets and urns that he is marketing through animal shelters, pet stores and veterinary clinics. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 02:42:25 GMT)

China yields to U.S. investigation on pet food
China has given American regulators permission to enter the country to investigate whether Chinese suppliers exported contaminated pet food ingredients to the United States. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 04:48:25 GMT)

Pet peeves plague the United States
California psychologist Sally Dhabi says people could be irritated by small things, commonly known as pet peeves, because they are smart. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 05:05:59 GMT)

Pet food recall causing confusion
Pet owners are learning that brand name and cost aren't enough to protect their pets from eating food poisoned with an industrial chemical used to make plastics. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 08:54:02 GMT)

China to allow US pet food inquiry
China yesterday gave US regulators permission to enter the country to investigate whether Chinese suppliers exported contaminated pet food ingredients to the United States this year, leading to one of the largest pet food recalls in American history. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:24:08 GMT)

Tainted Ingredient Prompts Widened Pet Food Recall
Title: Tainted Ingredient Prompts Widened Pet Food Recall Category: Health News Created: 4/21/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2007 (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 12:17:38 GMT)

Woodworker makes pet caskets
A Maine woodworker has added a new product to his line -- pet caskets. Matthew Dow of Albion, Maine, said he is in the early stages of the pet casket business. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:06:13 GMT)

CORRECTED: Senators raise new concerns in pet food scare
Corrects 10th paragraph to show Diamond Pet Foods made food recalled by Natural Balance Pet Foods and sold material to another company but did not reacll pet food under the Diamond brand (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:17:39 GMT)

Senators raise new concerns in pet food scare
A second company likely imported rice protein from China that was contaminated with a chemical linked to a major pet food recall, two U.S. lawmakers said on Monday. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:21:53 GMT)

Hogs Fed Bad Pet Food Are Quarantined
Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was fed to hogs in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:58:47 GMT)

Hogs fed bad pet food are quarantined
Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was fed to hogs in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any of the hogs entered the food supply for humans. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:06:23 GMT)

David Goldstein: You Are What You Eat: Is "Salvage" Pet Food Feeding Cows to Cows?
It is time for the Food and Drug Administration and the media covering it to stop pretending that our nation's massive pet food recall only concerns our pets, for the more we learn about common food industry practices, the breadth and scope of melamine contamination, and the lack of adequate regulatory safeguards, the more it becomes apparent that our entire food supply isn't nearly as safe as ... (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:14:44 GMT)

Hogs fed bad pet food are quarantined
Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was fed to hogs in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any of the hogs then entered the food supply for humans. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:20:51 GMT)

U.S. examines if pet food contaminant in human food
U.S. health officials are now looking at whether humans may have consumed food containing a chemical linked to a recall of pet foods and livestock feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:54:46 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Found in Hogs in Several States
TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated pet food, the focus of a massive nationwide recall last month, has been fed to hogs in at least five states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. (Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:02:15 GMT)

FDA expands pet-food probe; hogs ate tainted feed
The Food and Drug Administration has announced it will expand its investigation of chemically contaminated pet food by testing imported wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, rice bran and rice protein that were used in food for humans... (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:12:40 GMT)

Hogs ate pet food tainted with chemical
Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sent to hog farms in as many as six states, federal health officials said Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if any hogs that ate the tainted feed then entered the food supply for humans. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:17:21 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Found in Hogs in Several States
Copyright © 2007 ScoutNews LLC. All rights reserved. TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Contaminated pet food, the focus of a massive nationwide recall last month, has been fed to hogs in at least five states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:28:40 GMT)

Pet food scare prompts FDA to check imported human food
The Food and Drug Administration says it will test ingredients imported for human consumption in connection with the recall of pet food that has killed at least 16 pets and perhaps more than 100. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 04:00:23 GMT)

FDA to test human food as well as pet food
Imported ingredients for human food will be inspected for contamination as part of the U.S. Food and Drug administration's probe into tainted pet food. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:05:39 GMT)

FDA examines if pet food contaminant in human food
Health officials are now looking at whether humans may have consumed food containing a chemical linked to a recall of pet foods and livestock feed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:13:27 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Was Fed To Hogs
Salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sent to hog farms in as many as six states, federal health officials said. It was not immediately clear if any hogs that ate the tainted feed then entered the food supply for humans. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 12:35:10 GMT)

FDA Broadens Probe of Tainted Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration is dramatically expanding its investigation into contaminated pet food, after some U.S. companies suggested the contamination was no accident. It also appears the contaminant involved -- melamine -- could reach human food. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:17:27 GMT)

U.S. hogs ate contaminated pet food from China.
Hogs in at least three U.S. states ate salvaged pet food that had been contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, the U.S. food safety authorities said Tuesday, opening potential avenues for the contaminant to enter the human food supply. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 14:26:23 GMT)

Pet Owners Cater to Canine Palate
In the wake of a recall of contaminated pet food, some pet owners are feeding their pets a different kind of diet. It's called BARF: Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. Feeding pets raw meat, bones and vegetables is catching on, but it is not without risk. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 19:24:37 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Found in Hogs in Several States
Title: Tainted Pet Food Found in Hogs in Several States Category: Health News Created: 4/25/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/25/2007 (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 19:37:49 GMT)

N.C. hog farm quarantined after shipment of deadly pet food
RALEIGH, N.C., 2:56 p.m. April 25 (AP): A farm in western North Carolina has been quarantined after a chemical blamed for more than a dozen pet deaths was found in its hogs, state officials said Wednesday. None of the hogs have entered the food supply. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:09:45 GMT)

Pet-food tainting raises safety questions
First, cats and dogs were sickened and died after they ate pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical. Then, it was disclosed that hogs were fed the same pet food, raising concerns that the chemical had entered the human food supply. (Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:49:01 GMT)

North Carolina hog farm quarantined after shipment of deadly pet food
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A farm in western North Carolina has been quarantined after a chemical blamed for more than a dozen pet deaths was found in its hogs, state officials said Wednesday. (Thu, 26 Apr 2007 02:59:00 GMT)

For pet trainer to the stars, short leash is not the answer
Tamar Geller, a former Israeli intelligence officer who became a dog trainer to the stars, says the most important thing animal lovers can do for their dogs is to "empower them." Geller, who calls herself a "life coach for dogs," offers her philosophy and specific tips for pet owners in her just-published book, The Loved Dog: The Playful, Non-aggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior (Simon ... (Thu, 26 Apr 2007 03:11:53 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Blue is an 8-month-old pointer mix pup. (Thu, 26 Apr 2007 06:19:05 GMT)

Dealing with pet food recall
First, pets started dying. Then came waves of recalls of pet foods tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. (Thu, 26 Apr 2007 07:06:10 GMT)

SuperMarketNews » Blog Archive » Pigs Fed Tainted Pet Food Said to Pose ‘Minimal’ Risk
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Several of the pigs that were fed tainted pet food scraps have been eaten by consumers, but the health risk to humans is thought to be “minimal,” according to a spokesman for the California Department of Food and Agriculture here. (Thu, 26 Apr 2007 07:07:27 GMT)

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