Pet food recall widens

There are 20 comments on the Apr 19, 2007, Reuters story titled Pet food recall widens. In it, Reuters reports that:

NEW YORK - Wilbur-Ellis Co. said on Thursday it was voluntarily recalling all lots of a rice protein concentrate its feed division had shipped to pet-food manufacturers.Wilbur-Ellis said the recall was because ...

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JMC

United States

#1 Apr 19, 2007
quit buying from foreign countries. help keep the united states in work.buy from the united states. take care of ourselves and let the others fend for themselves a while..... quit being so money hungry.
linda watson

United States

#2 Apr 19, 2007
I feel sorry for all the pet owners and pets that has been sick and those who lost a pet, but that is what we get when almost all our jobs go to other countries.maybe the American People need to get all the congress and the senators out and start with all new one who will do right and not fill their pockets and bring our jobs back to the UNITED STATES>
JANET WADE

Dayton, OH

#3 Apr 19, 2007
DO THESE COMPANIES TEST THIS DOG AND CAT FOOD AND THE INGREDIENTS BEFORE THEY USE IT WHICH I DOUBT. I THINK IT IS TERRIBLE THAT ALL THESE PETS ARE DYING WHICH I REALLY DON'T THINK THEY CARE. THE VETERINARIANS ARE GETTING A LOT OF BUSINESS. I'M DISGUSTED WITH THESE I OWN A CAT. THEY SHOULD GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. MONEY IS THE KEY IT'S COSTING THEM MORE BY NOT TESTING THEIR PRODUCTS.
misti herold

Dayton, OH

#4 Apr 19, 2007
they need to start checking food more acurately.
Rhonda West Virginia

Chatham, VA

#5 Apr 19, 2007
This is crazy !! I have 3 dogs and 2 cats and they are my kids..I guess I will have to start cooking for them too,but then again ,do we really know what we are putting in our own mouths anymore.What is this world coming too????
Anthony Ortiz

Somerset, NJ

#6 Apr 19, 2007
My/our dog died on March 3 of simmular simptoms. But he only ate Beniful dog food. excuse the spelling. He was 14 years old
Rene of New Jersey

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2007
This is the way the food corps dodge the Food & Drug Admin...these foreign makers don't test anything and it's cheaper for the corps to go out of the country..
We better take a good look at processed food coming in from the foreign countries.
Guess the C.E.O. won't get their $20 billion bonus this year...SORRY.........
old lady in ohio

Aberdeen, OH

#8 Apr 19, 2007
JMC wrote:
quit buying from foreign countries. help keep the united states in work.buy from the united states. take care of ourselves and let the others fend for themselves a while..... quit being so money hungry.
i surely do agree with you. i am sick of this country handing out millions of dollars to other countries and all the "pork" on our bills in congress. let's take care of our military , also.
oet lover

Auburn Hills, MI

#9 Apr 19, 2007
Does it make you think? Americans are crazy over their pets...unlike most of the foreign countries that consider Dogs and cats just another food source...that sell them in restaurants and in many cases, boil the hair off of them or skin them alive....what better way of getting back at U.S. citizens than to take away something that we love and chrish so much....just a theory.....
Eve Votrain Martin

United States

#10 Apr 19, 2007
i just want all the people responsible at the companies to die like my pet died. only that would be justice for me.

ya know, they that are responsible just deserve the same death for importing this poision for our markets as my pet had a very prolonged miserable death. Cowards be damned.
Eve Votrain Martin

United States

#11 Apr 19, 2007
the Texas rice fields are sure available

SCREW CHINA
DJS

United States

#12 Apr 19, 2007
This is just the tip of the iceburg. This country imports just about everything from food, clothing, manufactured items to repair parts for everything, even military items. What happens when "friendly" governments turn on us? Does no one think China has its own agenda in the long run? Do the big corporations REALLY think that China has the good of America and AMERICAN stockholders at heart? Bring back jobs outsourced to other countries. We need more control of what is sold here.

(And the government is SO concerned about the quality of CANADIAN medications??)))
David Gannon

United States

#13 Apr 19, 2007
Bring in the dog food!
ruth

United States

#14 Apr 19, 2007
inferior products imported from china are the norm and not the exception...read the labels and make sure
that any food pprducts imported from china are avoided...regardless of cost the united states produces enough commodities that we need not import anything from a country that constantly is involved in recalls
jmns

United States

#15 Apr 19, 2007
Sure would be nice to know what to feed our 3 cats...
We also have a son, two water turtles and three frogs.

Funny how even a pet food recall warrants raising gas prices by almost 50 cents in less than two weeks.

joann

Auburn Hills, MI

#16 Apr 19, 2007
Eve Votrain Martin wrote:
the Texas rice fields are sure available
SCREW CHINA
i agree eve, everyone should read the article about what they put in our dog food, the family pets we take to vets to put down, dead animals by the road side from zoos, according to the article i just read on the net, this is some of the things that go into pet food we buy for our pets. think !!! these are sent to pet food companys by our vets, dog pounds every day across our country ! what have we become to put this in our pets feed ???
rdl

United States

#18 Apr 19, 2007
If I would have known any ingredient in pet food came from China, I definately would have boycotted it. The Chinese companies don't care about consumer safety. Recently, cheap children's jewelry was recalled because of high levels of lead. The Chinese government and companies always deny doing any wrongdoing. It's time to tell to keep their junk and poison themselves.
Buttwiggles

United States

#19 Apr 19, 2007
JMC wrote:
quit buying from foreign countries. help keep the united states in work.buy from the united states. take care of ourselves and let the others fend for themselves a while..... quit being so money hungry.
I AGREE! OUR GOVERNMENT IS PAYING OUR FARMERS NOT TO WORK SO WE CAN IMPORT THIS CRAP!! LETS PUT OUR FARMERS BACK TO WORK AND START TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES FOR A CHANGE!! THE HECK WITH THIS FOREIGN POLICY CRAP! THEY APPARENTLY DON'T CARE ABOUT US AT ALL?? HOW MANY MORE PETS HAVE TO GET SICK AND DIE AND IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME THAT SOMETHING IS GOING TO GET IMPORTED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION THAT HAS SOMETHING IN IT??? WAKE UP AMERICA!! WITH ALL THE RESOURCES WE HAVE RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY, WE CAN TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES! ONE MORE THING, I WANT TO KNOW WHY THE OTHER DOG FOOD COMPANIES THAT HAVE BEEN ALERTED ABOUT THE MELAMINE HAVE NOT RECALLED THEIR FOOD YET??? MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE PETS AND OWNERS THAT HAVE A SICK PET OR HAVE LOST A PET...THIS MAKES MY HEART SICK!
citizen

Ashburn, VA

#20 Apr 19, 2007
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you can not trust your suppliers, stop using them! I for one am going to find a mom and pop producer here in the UNITED STATES, that make a high quality, organtic pet food for my pet. She means a lot more to me than keeping good public relations with overseas suppliers that don't seem to be too concerned with quality or safety.
filom420

United States

#21 Apr 19, 2007
here in the great U.S.of A.we have strigent regulations on what kind of chemicals and the amount that can be used on crops.then why do we continue to buy foreign grain that is not up to our standards?ask yourself that question the next time you drive by the empty fields of our bankrupt farmers.look at your children the next time your preparing dinner.that packaged food your holding there's a good chance that has foreign grains,is it safe?do you really want to trust your family's health to foreigners.it's bad enough that most of our domestic foods are handeled by illeagls, we can somewhat keep control of that,but we have no control over these backwards countries and their backwards ways.it's time we sent a message to not only our politicans,but to these large coporations that buy foreign grains at the expence of us,their customers.i for one am going to boycott the companies that are involved in this disgusting situation.we need to see more grain growing in our feilds than in chinese fields.im sorry if i got off track and for the spelling,but i hope you get my point.remember if you aint an american,you aint .....

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