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Author Topic: Breaking -Canada halts imports of USA Livestock feed - melamine + cyanuric acid  (Read 19820 times)
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« on: June 27, 2007, 07:59:31 AM »

Got this off Ranchers.net TODAY in the Bull session Forum.

 http://ranchers.net/forum/about18714-0-asc-12.html-
this needs to be checked out!!!!!
 
 
 
Canadian News Service;Contaminated corn gluten was stopped at the Canadian border and did not enter Canada’s food or feed system.

On May 30, the CFIA determined that imported livestock feed additives produced in the United States were contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid. The products have been recalled by the manufacturer and the Canadian distributor.

On June 5, an amino acid product imported from China and destined for use in animal feed tested positive for cyanuric acid.

The CFIA has detained the product and an investigation is underway as of today. The importer is voluntarily recalling all of the affected product.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 08:26:15 AM »

this sounds important--can't seem to find anything about it in an initial google search but will have to get back to it later.  if anyone finds the original news source, please post the link.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 08:29:48 AM »

this means the contaminated corn gluten IS in the US.  they're hiding all of this now, no more public recalls due to fears of uprisings & loss of profits by being forced to do the right thing--tell us what was contaminated & recall all products & dispose of it outside of our food supply at all levels, reimburse those damaged by this atrocity.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 08:33:55 AM »

I found an article that is a little differently worded:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/specif/vegproe.shtml

'Latest Information (as of June 19, 2007)
Melamine and Cyanuric Acid Contamination in Animal Feed
Several animal feed products have recently been detained after testing positive for melamine and/or cyanuric acid contamination.

In mid-May, one shipment of corn gluten imported from China tested positive for melamine and cyanuric acid contamination. The contaminated corn gluten was stopped at the Canadian border and did not enter Canada’s food or feed system.

On May 30, the CFIA determined that imported livestock feed additives produced in the United States were contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid. The products have been recalled by the manufacturer and the Canadian distributor.

On June 5, an amino acid product imported from China and destined for use in animal feed tested positive for cyanuric acid. The CFIA has detained the product and an investigation is underway. The importer is voluntarily recalling all of the affected product."

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 10:19:29 AM »

Good article Petslave..
 
But look closely at this part of your article posted..
 
quote : On June 5, an amino acid product imported from China and destined for use in animal feed tested positive for cyanuric acid. The CFIA has detained the product and an investigation is underway. The importer is voluntarily recalling all of the affected product."
 
Hmmm....An Amino acid product tested positive for cyanuric acid?  I hadn't heard of an amino acid being adulterated..  Aren't there several different types of amino acids? and why would it have cyanuric acid in it?  google time..
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 10:37:04 AM »

Just a quick search...

amino acid

(Science: biochemistry) a class of organic molecules that containing an amino group and can combine in linear arrays to form proteins in living organisms.

there are twenty common amino acids: alanine, arginine, aspargine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, and valine.

http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Amino_acid

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007, 11:00:51 AM »

That's right. Some of this stuff is what you buy in the health food store; eg. L-tryptophan. And likely these are components in other health store items.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2007, 11:11:58 AM »

Who knows what amino acid is involved here.  But the methionine kinda jumped out at me.  Especially since many companies are discontiuing it's use.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007, 12:47:27 PM »

To quote "Frank" from "Everybody Loves Raymond"  "Holy Crap" !!!!!
What is happenning to our country ?
Countries know that we barely check even 3% of the incoming food supply, so we are easy targets...
They want to make tons of money on us.....
What if these countries had another , even worse motive !!!!

Everything seems to be going down hill..
If the Titanic sails again, don't board the ship !!
Good Luck Everyone !!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2007, 03:17:17 PM »

Isn't taurine an amino acid?
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2007, 04:23:40 PM »

NedF Yes, taurine is.

Amino acids are sold as supplements; eg. for to boost energy for sports and body-building.

You can buy some "eVitamins" here:

http://www.evitamins.com/product_grid2.asp?catID=49

Remember, with the dilution factor, melamine and cyanuric acid have no effect on humans.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 05:10:21 PM »

Shibadiva--aren't you in Canada?  Are the quality checks at the border better than down here?  (ie--do you have a better "FDA" than we do?)

If so, & they're catching those things right now, I wonder what poisons are making it through our pitifully guarded border down here.  Body builders will be dropping dead from their supplements in a week.
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2007, 05:10:57 PM »

1gone great find that site-I saved the link as this person keeps up w/the recalls. Also now know where all the recalled dry dog and cat food went - they sold it to the livestock people and it was only a matter of time b-4 someone tested the beef and found melamine in it cynauric acid. So its ok if we eat it. Now would all the recently recalled ground beef have gone into pig feed or fed to circus animals, given free of charge to local animal shelters or re-processed and sold to the pet food manufacturers to replace food they sold to livestock people? See the vicious circle of life? Of course they did not dispose of any of it - what and lose money, no way they can do that, just got to keep the poison circulating long enough to spread it out among the different states til no more left and we go back to only using a small amount of tainted stuff in the feed for the animals. Probably figure we'll just forget about it and go back to buying their disease producing food for our beloved pets. No Thanks, not ever.
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2007, 05:39:14 PM »

petslave We have the FDA equivalent in our CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) - I think it was  you the posted the gc.ca link a few posts up. I had a look at their site in more detail today, particularly the pages on process quality for inspections. If they have any of the political/corporate links like the FDA do (ie. people on the FDA that used to be heads of food corporations, and vice versa), they're just not as well known as the Americans.

I will say that, the numerous times I've crossed the border, the US border people want to know whether I'm carrying firearms or explosives, and they always want to search inside my shoes. As for the Canadians, when I brought my rescue pup back, they seized the little bag of kibble that the shelter had provided for the trip, on account of mad cow.

The CFIA was slammed by a University of Guelph plant biologist (Guelph did some of the early pet food testing) for their risk-assessment methodology for GMO's.

http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/research/homepages/eclark/Cfia.htm

They do watch out for things like StarLink corn at the border (although we have GM canola and other plants), and they are doing some work on GMO labelling standards, albeit voluntary ones. Although we have close ties with the US, we also have strong links with the UK and the EU, which may temper some of what they do.

I came across a term we have not seen in these forums: PNT's (plants with novel traits) - in which there is great interest by "molecular farmers".

In the link below, they list their accomplishments, including work on transgenic animals. Not mice with ears on their backs, though. "The Animal Biotechnology Unit works with Environment Canada and other departments to develop specific regulations and technical standards for biotechnology-derived livestock."

Lots and lots of standards!

http://tinyurl.com/2g2rp2



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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007, 06:29:55 PM »

PNT's, interesting.  I saved that link & will read through it in a few days when I have more time.  I hope everyone can keep dredging up these nicely hidden little facts so we can stay informed.  Look how many of us it takes to keep up to date on what's really going on without our lovely mainstream media spoon feeding it to us.
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