WASHINGTON, April 5, 2007
The recall of contaminated pet food has expanded to cover dog biscuits made by an Alabama company. They contain wheat gluten from China; tests have shown the wheat gluten is contaminated with industrial chemicals. (CBS/The Early Show)
The FDA has received more than 12,000 complaints but has confirmed only about 15 pet deaths.
(AP) The recall of pet foods and treats contaminated with an industrial chemical expanded Thursday to include dog biscuits made by an Alabama company and sold by Wal-Mart under the Ol’Roy brand.
The Food and Drug Administration said the manufacturer, Sunshine Mills Inc., is recalling dog biscuits made with imported Chinese wheat gluten. Testing has revealed the wheat gluten, a protein source, was contaminated with melamine, used to make plastics and other industrial products.