March 20, 2007 |
Federal food safety officials said Monday that they expected the death toll to rise from pet food contamination that has prompted a recall of 60 million cans and pouches of so-called cuts-and-gravy meals. The Food and Drug Administration said that at least seven of the 10 confirmed deaths -- nine cats and one dog that suffered renal failure -- were a result of tests conducted by manufacturer Menu Foods Income Fund of Streetsville, Canada, after it received customer complaints.
March 31, 2007 |
The bad news for animal lovers Friday was that an industrial chemical was found in recalled pet food, but the worst news was that authorities still didn't know why hundreds of dogs and cats in North America fell ill or died. The Food and Drug Administration said its tests of pet food made by Menu Foods Income Fund of Ontario, Canada, turned up melamine, a chemical used to make plastic, glue, fertilizer and paint.
March 24, 2007 |
Rat poison was identified Friday as the substance suspected of contaminating pet food that has killed or sickened dogs and cats across the nation, although it is still unclear how the deadly chemical got into the food. Federal officials, meanwhile, reported an expanded recall of dog and cat food produced by Menu Foods of Ontario, Canada.
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January 8, 2008 |
There was no lack of warning. Curtis Bernard Harris had a long history of violent, abusive, criminal behavior, including twice seizing his estranged wife and terrorizing her. Still, a judge in Pomona released Harris from jail late last month, allowing him to tie up any loose ends before being sentenced to prison in the most recent of those cases. The judge freed him even though the Los Angeles County Probation Department said he was "unsuitable for release."
October 23, 2007 |
Television shows and movies may be Southern California's most famous products, but the region churns out massive amounts of extruded, fabricated, formed, poured, sewn, smelted and stamped goods every day. Some are futuristic, such as the "bionic eye" crafted by Second Sight Medical Products Inc. Others are basic, including the cardboard boxes turned out by Empire Container Corp. and the wooden or steel ones by ABC Caskets.