Apr. 2nd, 2007

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Still following the pet food case, Crooks & Liars alerted me to the latest developments this morning:

-The Chinese company that provided the wheat gluten has been named. As a result, another pet food company, Del Monte, came forward and is recalling several brands of dog and cat treats. The company is Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Company Ltd. A company spokesman said that they had not manufactured the gluten, but had purchased it from companies in other provinces. They, in turn, sold it to Suzhou Textile Import and Export Co. The company in the US that brokered the trade has yet to be named.

-David Goldstein of The Huffington Post reports that he has confirmation from Del Monte that the wheat gluten they obtained from Xuzhou Anying for use in their pet products was food grade, meaning that it could have been used in human food. The FDA has not found any evidence of contaminated wheat gluten in human food, but cannot say it hasn't happened "with 100 percent certainty".

-Remember what I said about the cat being the canary? It seems cats are more sensitive to the poison.

There is really something to be alarmed about here, folks.

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