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Author Nestle, Marion.

Title Pet Food Politics : the Chihuahua in the Coal Mine
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (229 pages)
Contents CONTENTS; Introduction; 1. A Recall to Break All Records; 2. A Brief Historical Digression; 3. The Sequence of Events; 4. What Is Menu Foods?; 5. Menu's Muddled Response: What, When, and Where; 6. The Cat and Dog Body Count; 7. A Toxic False Alarm: Aminopterin; 8. At Last the Culprit: Melamine; 9. Melamine: A Source of Dietary Nitrogen; 10. Melamine: A Fraudulent Adulterant, But Puzzling; 11. How Much Melamine Was in the Pet Food?; 12. Mystery Solved: Cyanuric Acid; 13. The China Connection; 14. More Melamine: Rice and Corn "Proteins"; 15. More Melamine Eaters: Farm Animals and People
16. The FDA's Response17. Repercussion #1: China's Food Safety System; 18. Repercussion #2: The China Backlash; 19. Repercussion #3: The FDA in Crisis; 20. Repercussion #4: Pet Food Politics; Appendix: The Melamine Recalls List; Notes; List of Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; Index
Summary Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of Food Politics, now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-203) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Food -- Safety measures -- Political aspects.
Melamine -- Toxicology -- China.
Melamine -- Toxicology -- United States.
Pet food industry -- Safety measures.
Pets -- Feeding and feeds -- United States -- Contamination
Pets -- Feeding and feeds -- Political aspects -- United States.
Product recall -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008003995
ISBN 0520941985 (electronic bk.)
9780520941984 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(cloth : alk. paper)