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Old April 24th 07, 03:16 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/n...tedingredients.
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Over the past five years, the AP found, U.S. food makers prospecting for
bargains more than doubled their business with low-cost countries such as
Mexico, China and India. Those nations also have the most shipments fail the
limited number of checks the FDA makes.

“You don't have to be a Ph.D. to figure out that ... if someone were to put
some type of a toxic chemical into a product that's trusted, that could do a
lot of damage before it's detected,” said Michael Doyle, a microbiologist
who directs the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety.

Doyle sat on several federal task forces studying threats to U.S. food
security; while they discussed ingredients, he said, their findings are
classified.
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So U.S. food makers head overseas, where labor-intensive ingredients can be
cheaper to produce in low-wage countries. They're not expensive to ship,
either, because they're relatively compact and don't spoil easily, said
David Closs, an expert in global food supply at Michigan State University.

By its own latest accounting, the FDA only had enough inspectors to check
about 1 percent of the 8.9 million imported food shipments in fiscal year
2006. Topping the list were products with past problems, such as seafood and
produce.

“I don't ever remember working on ingredients,” said Carl R. Nielsen, a
former FDA official whose job until he left in 2005 was to make sure field
inspectors were checking the right imports. “That was the lowest priority, a
low priority.”


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Old May 5th 07, 07:41 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Findings on threats to food safety classified

absolutely correct.
i can assure you that the FDA is not protecting
the safety of your pet food or human food.
from first hand experience i can attest FDA is
a near complete failure.

 




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