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Pet food politics : the Chihuahua in the coal mine

Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2010]
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Marion Nestle 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, and toys.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Nestle
ISBN: 9780520265899 0520265890
OCLC Number: 449860302
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Listed in the H.W. Wilson Public Library Core Collection, 2010 suppl.
Description: 219 pages : illustrations, charts ; 21 cm
Contents: A recall to break all records --
A brief historical digression --
The sequence of events --
What is Menu Foods? --
Menu's muddled response: what, when and where --
The cat and dog body count --
A toxic false alarm: Aminopterin --
At last the culprit: Melamine --
Melamine: a source of dietary nitrogen --
Melamine: a fraudulent alterant, but puzzling --
How much Melamine was in the pet food? --
Mystery solved: Cyanuric Acid --
The China connection --
More Melamine: rice and corn "proteins" --
More Melamine eaters: farm animals and people --
The FDA's response --
Repercussion #1: China's food safety system --
Repercussion #2: the China backlash --
Repercussion #3: The FDA in crisis --
Repercussion #4: pet food politics.
Responsibility: Marion Nestle.

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