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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-04-07 08:38 PM
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5. Longer version of the OP articles - AP & Reuters
20 million chickens held because of feed

USDA: 20 mln birds now on farms may have had bad feed

As many as 20 million chickens currently on U.S. farms in several states may have been fed contaminated feed, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday.

"We have learned that larger commercial contractors purchased and they used the (contaminated) feed," said USDA spokesman Keith Williams.

USDA said it is in the process of notifying farms and states where the facilities are located. However, USDA declined to release specific details, adding the department is still establishing how long the contractors had been using the bad feed, contaminated with pet food that contained the industrial chemical melamine.

somehow I can't help but wonder if all the slowness in tracking down the contaminated pet food sold to hog farms and chicken farms - as well as the pet food itself - isn't deliberate foot dragging. the longer they take the lesss likely they are to find anything because it has already been sold and eaten.

and isn't it just wonderful that the farms and factory farms will get paid with US tax dollars to distroy any remaning suspect animals instead of those who put that freaking melamine, cyanuric acid and FDA knows what else in the food to begin with plus the pet food makers if they sold it off after the recall started.

and intead of speculating that this meat is safe why not test the blood and urine of those who are known to have eaten contaminated pork and chicken? See if they have melamine and/or cyanuric acid instead of waiting to see if there is a sudden rash of renal failure?
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  -USDA: 20 mln birds on farms may have had bad feed Shallah  May-04-07 06:30 PM   #0 
  - 20 million. The idiots in this administration is killing all the protection set  acmavm   May-04-07 06:34 PM   #1 
  - From what little i have read the food safety over there is horrifying w/constant outbreaks of illnes  Shallah   May-04-07 06:53 PM   #2 
  - China has been flooding the markets to destroy our  lovuian   May-04-07 07:14 PM   #3 
  - Why invade when one country could control another by being their major source of food & daily goods  Shallah   May-04-07 08:14 PM   #4 
  - Longer version of the OP articles - AP & Reuters  Shallah   May-04-07 08:38 PM   #5 
  - But outsourcing is good for 'merica  StarryNite   May-04-07 08:53 PM   #6 
  - It might be contaminated glycerin, a biodiesel byproduct fed to poultry.  highplainsdem   May-04-07 08:55 PM   #7 
  - And WHY aren't they saying who's affected?  Sabriel   May-05-07 12:45 AM   #8 
  - They haven't recalled any chicken yet the USDA is going to 'compensate' chicken producers  Shallah   May-05-07 02:52 AM   #10 
  - so can we impeach them yet? . . . please!?! . . . n/t  OneBlueSky   May-05-07 01:23 AM   #9 
  - New Melamine Scare: As Many as 20 Million Chickens Tested  RamboLiberal   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #11 
  - The Bush admin really doesn't give a flying bat about human life  Hekate   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #12 
  - Well, this just keeps getting better and better.  Kool Kitty   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #13 
  - Think I'll be making Moroccan Chicken tomorrow night...  TWriterD   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #14 
  - I keep telling you LEGALIZED MURDER  Stargazer99   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #15 
  - 'Cause If We Don't Eat ANYTHING We Die Too  AndyTiedye   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #18 
  - Ahhh, the old "there is no evidence" meme again.  mzmolly   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #16 
  - Free Trade is Sooooooo Kewl  MannyGoldstein   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #17 
  - "This is just about the animals"  kurth   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #19 
  - evidently.  CrazyOrangeCat   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #20 
  - um, hasn't there been a problem w/feed for several months? what happened to those chxns??? nt  fed-up   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #21 
  - They were eaten.  NYC   May-05-07 07:33 PM   #29 
     - The rest will probably go to pet food manufacturers  havocmom   May-05-07 09:51 PM   #33 
        - So instead of eating melamine directly,  NYC   May-05-07 10:56 PM   #34 
  - Bell and Evans says their chickens are melamine free.  aquart   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #22 
  - I called Sanderson Farms  StarryNite   May-05-07 02:54 AM   #23 
     - I just post the reply from Murray's chickens below.  aquart   May-05-07 12:29 PM   #27 
     - Why call it pet food?  Babsbrain   May-05-07 02:07 PM   #28 
     - Should of asked them if the sky is blue  nolabels   May-06-07 07:57 AM   #36 
  - The reply from Murray's Chickens:  aquart   May-05-07 12:23 PM   #26 
  - This is the result of the CORPORATE GOVERNMENT. And its  Acadia Blue   May-05-07 10:58 AM   #24 
  - The solution is simple, really  brazil   May-05-07 12:17 PM   #25 
  - Medicine, too.  NYC   May-05-07 07:40 PM   #30 
     - Vitamins too! Lead found in Chinese vitamins - they make 80% of the worlds vitamins  Shallah   May-05-07 09:32 PM   #32 
        - I read that.  NYC   May-05-07 10:59 PM   #35 
  - I wouldn't eat anything from China - n/t  BrightKnight   May-05-07 09:11 PM   #31 

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