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Monday, May 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration released updated information on Friday about an ongoing investigation into illnesses and deaths caused by jerky pet treats imported from China. As of May 1, 2014 the regulatory agency has received more than 4,800 reports of illness affecting a total of 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, and 3 people. A number of reports came from owners with multiple dogs. More than 1,000 dogs have died. The snacks were found to contain low levels of antibiotics as well as the drug amantadine, an antiviral and antiparkinsonian medication.

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Industry without regulation = poison and death.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-19 06:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

I try not to purchase any foods originating from China, but it's tough to avoid.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2014-05-19 07:14 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Regulations? WE don't need no stinkin regulations!

See how the markets correct themselves?

Those dogs won't eat those treats again.

Problem solved.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-05-19 07:20 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Borrowing money from China and spending money the nation does not have (shhhh... America is too big to fail) is doing more harm to America.

(But George Soros wish for America to default and get a makeover in the hands of the New World Order).

#4 | Posted by takitez at 2014-05-19 07:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

"and 3 people" ... lol

#5 | Posted by yougothurt at 2014-05-19 07:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Can anyone decipher post #4?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-19 07:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just more government interference in the free market.
Thanks Obama.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-19 08:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... That'll Learn Them!

**** Now that the Damage Done has been assessed to be at a Critical enough level..the next logical step for the Obama Govt is to contact these Chinese pet food producers and inform them that the American Tax Payers would like to express their outrage at this Heinous Crime by giving them all $Billions of Dollars in BAIL OUTS!

#8 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-05-19 09:01 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I ate Chinese pine nuts a few years ago and had a bitter taste in my mouth for a solid week. Nothing would make it go away. I love pine nuts, unfortunately it is nearly impossible to find non-Chinese produced pine nuts, so, no more pine nuts for me.

Others seem to have the same problem:

www.npr.org

Why the hell do we import food from one of the most polluted and unscrupulous places on the planet?

#9 | Posted by dibblda at 2014-05-19 09:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

"and 3 people" ... lol

#5 | Posted by yougothurt

That was the first thing I noticed too.

Can anyone decipher post #4?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

In the vernacular: America be ------ yo! (but we are going to pretend everything is ok because that makes us feel better)

#10 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-05-19 10:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Can anyone decipher post #4?

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

"Jeebus hates doggies."

###
Why the hell do we import food from one of the most polluted and unscrupulous places on the planet?

So we can bury our pets secure in the knowledge no unionized worker made a red cent from it.

The Conservatives.

#11 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-05-19 11:00 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

#6... Lost in translation...

America (Govt.) is spending money America does not have. America's debt to China is the cancerous problem that threatens to diminish America's vibrancy and put it on 'life support'.

Pet food problem from China is small potatoes, in comparison.

Concerning George Soros, he hopes to demolish the might of the American dollar so the nation may bent to the will of the coming New World Order. One way to accomplish this is for America to keep borrowing and keep spending money it does not have. A financial collapse will usher in a cashless society and this will be accommodated by the 'rfid chip' (Obamacare is trying to deceive, as it cannot impose yet, people into accepting this 'rfid chip' system).

Rfid chip = 666. The New World Order.

Illuminati. Freemason. Skull and Bones. Bohemian Grove.

The powers that be in these groups will pay someday when God finally sends judgment (Revelation 18:2). (The false prophet the Pope is already in their confidence and in touch with aliens).

#12 | Posted by takitez at 2014-05-20 12:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

"I try not to purchase any foods originating from China, but it's tough to avoid."

Check anything you buy at the store.

I discovered the apple juice I like came from there last week. :(

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-20 01:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

The powers that be in these groups will pay someday when God finally sends judgment (Revelation 18:2). (The false prophet the Pope is already in their confidence and in touch with aliens).

#12 | Posted by takitez

My magic pink bunny in the sky says you're an idiot and your bible was written by humans not god.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 02:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

#14 Speakharshly....

I think your 'pink bunny' is lying to you... does it also tell you that you can keep your insurance policy if you like it?

#15 | Posted by takitez at 2014-05-20 02:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

I think your 'pink bunny' is lying to you... does it also tell you that you can keep your insurance policy if you like it?

#15 | Posted by takitez

You can think that, but my magic pink bunny has as much authority as yours.

You want to know how to spot the dumbest guy on a political blog? He's the one with the most quotes from ancient books of mythology.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 02:50 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

This is a libertardian's dream come true! Those ebil gubmint regulashuns just hurt bidness!

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-20 07:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

The WalMartization of our food supply will have increasingly vile after effects like this.

Globalization of our food supply is not a good thing when you have "good corporate citizens" importing food from regulatory --------- like China.

How many more of these "isolated incidents" is it going to take before America wakes up and sees that saving five cents on a can of beefaroni is not worth it?

#18 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-20 07:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

SOYLENT DOG JERKY IS PEOPLE!!

#19 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-05-20 08:05 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

everyone should have a garden

3/4 of the garden should be for vegetables
1/8 should be for herbs
and the other 1/8 should be for herb...

in a more libertarian america, there probably would be less of a market for cheap poisonous crap made in china.

#20 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-05-20 09:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

I stopped buying consumables from China when I was in the first grade after having learned what they like to do in our Coke.

#21 | Posted by Sully at 2014-05-20 09:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

SOYLENT DOG JERKY IS PEOPLE!!
#19 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-05-20 08:05 AM

FF! Somehow, that seems accurate.:]

#22 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-05-20 10:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

#12 cut back on the beef jerky from China.

#23 | Posted by bored at 2014-05-20 11:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

Food should not be imported from china and many other countries.
It harms American growers and the crap is not being inspected or tested at all..

Only way to make this crap safe would be to require inspections of each lot imported.

Congress should require customs to take samples of each lot imported and send them to labs for inspection at the importers expense.

Right now china is importing 55 gal drums of apple juice with no inspections on whats in the drums. It is bottled in the USA.
Just look for the country on the bottle.

Its often hidden from view printed on the plastic in ink outside label area. Often unreadable.

The Apple juice companies will have some lots from china and some from the USA you will find them all mixed up on the shelves.

Do not buy the China Juce no way to tell what was in those 55 gal drums.

We are soon going to see something about this juce just wait, the drums likely had other chemicals in them besides the apple juce. No telling what chemicals and drugs are in them.

Stop buying this crap.

#24 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-05-20 11:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

i've seen apple juice brought up alot, but did you know that china is responsible for half the world's pork?

and it ain't going to muslim countries that's for sure.

modernfarmer.com
be prepared for pig poop in your apple juice...

#25 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-05-20 11:37 AM | Reply | Flag:

It's criminal that the current Republican administration has gutted the regulatory agencies responsible for keeping imports safe.

#26 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-05-20 12:11 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"It's criminal that the current Republican administration has gutted the regulatory agencies responsible for keeping imports safe. "

Huh? Current Republican Administration?

#27 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-05-20 12:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

If the Chinese can make toxic dry wall, what on gods green earth makes anyone think they should buy food from them?

#28 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-05-20 12:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

If it's not the fault of Republicans then it must be the Koch Brothers.

#29 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-05-20 12:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

wow, people have short memories, here is a reminder. It was both democrats and republicans, along with BJ Clinton that lets China into the WTO.

Reasonable regulations are fine and good for our country, but this s**t ain't made in our country. No amount of inspection is going catch all the substandard, poisonous crap we buy from China. Stupid partisan BS.

#30 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-20 01:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

If it's not the fault of Republicans then it must be the Koch Brothers.

#29 | Posted by visitor_

It's the fault of our election system, which forces all elected representatives to sell out to corporate interests.

You want poison out of your food? Demand public election funding and then you could have it.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 01:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

So much time is spent defending Obama, I would not have thought he was part of the problem too.

#32 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-05-20 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

So much time is spent defending Obama, I would not have thought he was part of the problem too.

#32 | Posted by visitor_

I only defend obama against the ridiculous crap wackjobs scream about him.

I don't defend him against being a corporate sellout. He's got that in spades. But so do all republicans.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 01:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

You want poison out of your food? Demand public election funding and then you could have it.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 01:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Looking out my window for a flying pig, because I completely agree with you.

#34 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-20 04:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Looking out my window for a flying pig, because I completely agree with you.

#34 | Posted by danv

Tell that to the republican party. They'll never allow it. Their entire existence is built around big money donors.

#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 04:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Re #35 - I don't tell them anything, anymore. Although I like being a Republican in the sense of states rights and small federal government, they do not seem to agree.

But just to be fair, dems have there share of big money donors; particularly Hollywood.

I just want a box to check that says "none of the above"

#36 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-20 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

But just to be fair, dems have there share of big money donors; particularly Hollywood.

#36 | Posted by danv

Sure they do. But dems would happily give up the private election funding system if repubs would agree. But that will never happen and dems are not going to bring a knife to a gun fight.

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 05:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-20 05:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

That sounds nice, but any proof?

#38 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-20 10:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Don't you guys get it? We need to spend less money on less important things like food and well being, and more money on the important things like a brand new car that the shiny commercial told me to buy. But seriously, I am not sure if this marketing society we have is a cause or a result of the messed-up society we have today....

#39 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-05-20 11:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Chinese Jerky Treats Kill 1,000 Dogs"

The correct phrase in China is "running dogs."

#40 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-21 12:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

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