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Author Topic: POISONED CHICKEN  (Read 2487 times)
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« on: May 02, 2007, 12:11:38 PM »

I posted this question on Pet Connection, as well.  How does one go about finding out WHAT CHICKEN FARMS a certain grocery store uses for their store brand???  I already called them, and "they'll call me back".  Meanwhile, chicken's on the stove.  All that my baby and I have been eating lately is eggs, turkey, and chicken, plus some organic grains.  Now this?  Do I feed it?  Is there some way that I can find out now, on the internet?  He urinated five times yesterday.  He usually only goes two or three times a day.  Thing is, report just came back clean from the vet last week.  How do I know that he didn't just get a poisoned batch of chicken this week?  Someone please help with suggestions.  I can't be running him to the vet every week.  He seems playful and okay, but, I need to know what to feed now.  Dinner's in two hours.


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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 05:13:32 AM »

It could be fluid build up from kibble and or canned food, my dogs do the same thing, then, they level off, to the point, that I add some salt to make sure they drink enough, as I have one who is disabled and she tends to get uti's

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 08:32:48 AM »

I would call the grocery store and ask for the meat department.  I was at my local store and was looking for a particular brand and could not find it.  So I asked the butcher and he told me they did not carry it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 04:24:02 AM »

Don't bother calling the local grocery store.  Check on the web for the corporate office and email them.  So far I've contacted 2 grocery chains.  Sweet Bay (used to be Kash & Karry) in the South uses Fieldale Farms for their chickens.  I got a letter directly from the producer of the chickens.  He said:

"Fieldale Farms is pleased to answer your questions concerning Melamine in feed ingredients. This entire unfortunate incident is of concern to everyone. Please be assured that Fieldale uses only the highest quality ingredients available. Specifically, Fieldale does not purchase wheat gluten, wheat flour gluten, corn gluten, rice protein or rice protein concentrate. Our birds are fed corn and soybean meal based diets which are of Central United States origin.

We have contacted our suppliers who may have access to these compounds and requested that they certify that the ingredients they supply to Fieldale do not contain these products or melamine compounds. Our suppliers have replied that the ingredients that they have supplied and are supplying to Fieldale do not contain these ingredients or melamine compounds."

......Fieldale Farms headquarters is located in GA and they do have a website.  I have no idea where all their farms are or which grocery stores put their chicken under their private label.  At least I feel I can go to this grocery store and get safe chicken.

On the other hand Albertsons LLC answer was a mite weasely:

"Neither the recent hog issues in California and other states, nor the recent poultry issue in Indiana have affected SUPERVALU’s/Albertsons food supply. The pork and poultry products available in our stores have not been implicated in the current FDA and USDA investigation.

At SUPERVALU/Albertsons, we comply with all local, state and federal laws regarding food safety, and, as always, will continue to work closely with the FDA and USDA to ensure the food in our stores is safe."

.....Well, not as complete an answer as from Fieldale farms, plus they wouldn't tell me who supplies their chickens or what they're fed or that they're making some attempt at checking ingredients for chicken feed.  So I don't feel as comfortable.  Surely these people might have noticed how everyone feels about this kind of half-hearted answer from watching the pet food companies statements?  I guess not.  So they won't be getting my business.
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