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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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