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Menu Foods Expands Pet Food Recall

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Menu Foods, the manufacturer that has recalled the majority of dog and cat food contaminated with melamine has expanded their pet food recall again. Foods that were made on the same equipment as food made with the contaminated wheat gluten have been recalled.

The latest action comes amid reports from U.S. health officials that more than 4,000 dogs and cats may have died from eating contaminated pet food. On Thursday, however, health officials said the investigation was winding down and the contamination posed little health risks to humans.

U.S. regulators also reported that the Chinese company accused of exporting wheat gluten that included the toxic chemical melamine had intentionally labeled its shipments as nonfood to avoid inspections.

Over 100 brands of cat and dog food have been recalled. The melamine contaminated ingredients made their way into the food supply of hogs and chickens as well. The U.S. Senate voted on a bill to make the pet food supply safer.