Friday, March 23, 2007

Rat Poison in Chinese Wheat Caused Pet Poisonings

From CNN: The toxin in canned food that has killed pets across North America has been identified as a rat poison and is believed to have entered the food with wheat imported from China. The use of the particular poison is banned in the US. Story here and here.

The Menu Foods factories under investigation include one in Kansas, not a million miles from the USA wheat belt or the Canadian prairies - and certainly closer to both of those places than to China.