Federal indictment unleashes fury against dog food makers

In the aftermath of the dog food recall that was responsible for the reported deaths of thousands of dogs, two Chinese companies and one American firm have been criminally indicted on multiple felony counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce and introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that 2,200 dogs died after eating melamine tainted dog food. Melamine, a chemical used in the manufacture of plastics was discovered in approximately 800 tons of mislabeled tainted wheat gluten to avoid inspection in China.

An American firm, ChemNutra and its owners were charged with multiple misdemeanor and a felony count.

“The defendants intended to deceive the Chinese government in addition to consumers,” stated the U. S. Attorney handling the case. Here’s the clincher…your dog was poisoned by the alleged intentional acts of the participants !

The indictment says that, ChemNutra sold the melamine-tainted product to manufacturers of commercial brands of pet (dog) food. The indictment charges that the Chinese company added melamine to artificially boost protein content of the gluten. This was cheaper than adding real protein, albeit poisonous. So dogs became ill and suffered renal failure and thousands died.

Feeding your dog many commonly recognized commercial dog food brands has never been a nutritionally safe alternative to holistic, human grade, or home made dog food.

If you love your dog, you should learn what really goes into commercial dog food before you fork over your hard earned money for another bag or can at your local retailer. You may just save your best friend’s life!