Today’s pet population is over 144 million with more than 2/3 of all American homes having at least one cat or dog. The market is estimated at over $58.5 billion. What they eat is obviously beoming more important with the advent of organic pet foods. But, because these products are wrapped in plastic, these pets are ingesting contaminated animal byproducts! Beyond the lookout “all-natual premium pet food.” Are they 100% pure? And how about those plastic pet toys and dog bones?????
Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat. “USDA takes action only after people start becoming ill from these life-threatening antibiotic-resistant superbugs,” said Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The USDA said last December it would develop more stringent testing and sampling for salmonella in chicken plants and implement the first-ever
national standards for acceptable levels of salmonella contamination on cut chicken parts. Existing standards apply only to whole chickens. Question: What about the plastic packaging the chicken is wrapped in?