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The pet food crisis of 2007 was caused by a chemical by the name of melamine which had been imported from China. Melamine was added to the imported wheat gluten, corn gluten, and rice concentrate which are added to pet foods to thicken the gravy style foods. A single pet food manufacturer, Menu Foods of Ontario, sold their product to several brands to include Alpo Purina, Hill's Prescription Diet, and Iam's, and had allowed the substance to be introduced into their pet foods. ChemNutra from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the leading distributor here in the United States. Over 5300 pet food products ...

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