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Author Topic: It wasn't melamine 2? New theory of culprit from LA personal injury lawyer  (Read 4347 times)
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3catkidneyfailure
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« on: May 22, 2007, 10:51:25 PM »

Here's another theory about the cause and perhaps the continuing discovery of contaminated products, WHEAT FLOUR.
The source here is not clear to me, but may be something else to avoid, as this is a pretty active LA law firm. Perhaps
this is just an add-on to CodyBear's post about genetically modified wheat theory. I don't know.

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Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer
Contaminated Pet Food - What to Look For
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Editor: Greg Owen

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May 22, 2007

By Greg Owen

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Category: Defective Products

Today, U.S. federal officials announced that wheat flour was actually the contaminated pet-food ingredient from China that sickened dogs and cats. It was not wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate, as previously suspected.

It is believed that the wheat flour was deliberately spiked with melamine in order to give the ingredient a false protein reading. A false reading increases the value of the product. Two Chinese companies have already admitted to this practice. This disclosure also raises the question about how diligent companies have been in selecting and inspecting suppliers of raw ingredients for pet food products.

To date, the FDA has received unconfirmed reports of 4,150 cat and dog deaths since the first recall was announced on by Menu Foods March 16. At this time, Menu food faces more than 50 lawsuits from pet owners as a result of the contaminated pet food that they produced.




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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 11:04:41 PM »

Link not working. Got an error while trying the link in case anyone else tries it let us know when its working. My house no corn, wheat, soy, canola oil or rice is eaten by myself or my lil fur baby Foxy Lady, my lil angel.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 03:43:04 AM »

...My house no corn, wheat, soy, canola oil or rice is eaten by myself or my lil fur baby Foxy Lady, my lil angel.

However, just because an ingredient is not listed on the label today does not guarantee it isn't inside and vice versa ... due to the 6 months out of date label rule/free pass and/or "cross-contamination" factors.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 11:22:04 AM »

Added Owen post re wheat flour to My Favorites. Here's a copy of that link:


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Edited to remove non-functional link.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 02:17:17 PM »

Re: Owens Patterson & Owen law firm

I saw the stupidest "news" web page online from this law firm announcing an upcoming "pet food forum" in Las Vegas to be sponsored by, you guessed it, ChemNutra!

I wrote to the law firm as they seem to be a plaintiff's law firm and told them they might not realize that they were doing the PR bidding for ChemNutra who imported the tainted ingredients that killed and sickened so many pets.

They wrote me back with this clueless message today:

Thank you for your recent comments pertaining to the article detailing the pet food summit announcement that was posted on our website. At Owen, Patterson & Owen we not only represent many clients who have been victimized due to the pet food recall, we are also pet owners and feel strongly about the pain pet owners and their pets have been forced to endure.
 
While many of our blogs are written as persuasive, that particular blog is not. That blog was purposely written simply as an informative piece, which, as such, is void of our opinion. We feel that given the severity of the wrong that has been done, no persuasion is necessary.
 
I hope you understand that while we are indeed a firm that represents plaintiffs, we would never allow that fact to inhibit us from reporting events as they unfold, regardless of our view of same. That is why we have no reservations about putting our name on any informative article. It is simply written to inform, not to persuade. We have every faith that our readers know what they take issue with. Once again, thank you most kindly for sharing your thoughts.
 
OWEN, PATTERSON & OWEN
23822 West Valencia Boulevard
Suite 201
Valencia, California  91355
toll-free: (800)676-5295
ph: (661)799-3899
fax: (661)799-2774
website:  www.opolaw.com


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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 07:15:05 PM »

Thanks, Maureen

Was contacted early on about joining a mass tort (not class action) lawsuit by this law firm. Thought they were on side of pet owners.
But they did not give too many details as to the source of their information in their post. So perhaps are not terribly accurate.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 09:12:21 PM »

Is this about how after announcing the problem was melamine in wheat gluten, the FDA then determined that actually what they were testing was in fact wheat flour that was mislabeled as wheat gluten? Guess I am a little confused because the date of this email was 5/22 and it says that was announced "today" but the press conference where it was announced was held on 5/02. I have the transcript of that press conference somewhere if anyone is interested ...
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 09:47:42 PM »

Thanks, Maureen

Was contacted early on about joining a mass tort (not class action) lawsuit by this law firm. Thought they were on side of pet owners.
But they did not give too many details as to the source of their information in their post. So perhaps are not terribly accurate.
3cats

Hmmm....maybe they were just "phishing" for info. Who knows what side they might be on...
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