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Contaminated People Food?

I haven't seen anything from the FDA, but this article in the Chicago Trib
says that it has in fact happened.  In part:

" California officials have revealed that the contamination got into the food
chain: About 45 state residents ate pork from hogs that consumed animal feed
laced with melamine from China. Melamine is used to make plastics, but it also
artificially boosts the protein level-and thus the price-of the glutens that
go into food.

It was already fatal for some pets: 17 cats and dogs are confirmed dead, more
have likely died without being reported, thousands have suffered kidney
problems, and 57 brands of cat food and 83 of dog food have been recalled. On
top of that, roughly 6,000 hogs will be destroyed because they ate tainted

The effects of melamine on people are thought to be minimal, but no one really
knows. Its consumption by humans is considered so improbable that no one has
even studied it."



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