CNN REPORTER: "Okay, and follow-up question, now that the risk assessment for melamine in feed for livestock is low, does that mean that you will then allow the pet food companies to sell all their recalled food to livestock companies as long as it's used in a small amount?"Was there a contradiction there?
DR. STEPHEN SUNDLOF (Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine at FDA): "The answer is no, - that we consider any of the tests positive to be adulterated and could not be used to further process into feed."
It makes you wonder the fate of 60 million containers of pet food contaminated with melamine and related nitrogen-rich compounds. Will it be disposed of? (Does somebody open all those individually packaged pouches and cans?) I sure hope landfill liners are intact. Although the problems posed by e-waste are probably more challenging.
On a related note, I found this while reading. (This is a good place to mention the point Family Nutritionist makes, that melamine resin is distinct from melamine as found in pet food.)
Resin identification codes (notice number 7):1
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