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  1. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Songster

    Dec 19, 2016
    Cassville Missouri
    Glenda Heywood
    I put this in url for information on feed additives in USA

    The contamination was discovered by Uniscope of Johnstown, Colo., which makes and distributes binding agents for pelleted cattle, sheep, goat, fish and shrimp feed. That firm discovered the melamine after it tested ingredients that it got from Tembec, and notified the FDA on May 18. It said in a statement that Tembec added the melamine without its knowledge or consent.
    Tembec discontinued using melamine in April, after the pet food recalls, in response to the public concern and the high cost of melamine, Valley added.
    Ron Hardy, director of the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Idaho, said, "Nobody in the United States would think of using" fish feed that contained those chemicals.
    In the pet food recall, ingredients had melamine and byproduct concentrations that reached 20% of the product, said David Acheson, the FDA's assistant commissioner for food protection. Concentrations in the animal and fish feed were much lower.
    The FDA suspects melamine was added to make the pet food ingredients look richer in protein than they were. That does not appear to be the case with the Tembec ingredients, the FDA says.
    Tembec and Uniscope are cooperating in the investigation, it added.

  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Songster

    May 15, 2015
    Thanks for telling us. I'll be careful.

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