One of the dozen d-Con products that will be phased out in the coming year. The company will still continue to make rodenticides that meet EPA safety standards.

Makers Of d-Con Rat Poison Agree To Pull 12 Potentially Dangerous Products

For years, makers of mouse and rat poisons in the U.S. have been phasing out in-home rodenticides that use toxic pellets without a so-called “bait station” to contain them, allowing to pellets to scatter around a house, making their way into the mouths of curious kids. In fact, only one company has balked at pulling these potentially dangerous products from shelves; unfortunately, that company is the nation’s largest maker of rat poison. [More]

Kmart Worker Who Put Rat Poison In Ground Beef Sentenced To 1 Year House Arrest

Kmart Worker Who Put Rat Poison In Ground Beef Sentenced To 1 Year House Arrest

The pissed off Kmart worker who tried to get revenge against the store by putting rat poison in the ground beef has been sentenced to a year of house arrest, plus $4,000 in restitution to Kmart.

Menu Foods Bullies Pet Owners To Settle Food Contamination Lawsuits

Menu Foods Bullies Pet Owners To Settle Food Contamination Lawsuits

Menu Foods’ latest strategy to become the most hated company since Halliburton has revealed itself in some interesting court papers.

Walmart, Menu Foods, Del Monte Sued Over Pet Food Debacle

Walmart, Menu Foods, Del Monte Sued Over Pet Food Debacle

Schwinger alleges that his dog Sandy, an otherwise healthy 2-year-old, had to be euthanized as a result of eating Menu Foods’ Ol’ Roy Pet Food and Del Monte’s Canine Carry-out Bacon Bite, which were purchased at a Wal-Mart store in Cassville.

USDA Denies Seal Of Inspection To 20 Million Chickens Fed Tainted Pet Food

USDA Denies Seal Of Inspection To 20 Million Chickens Fed Tainted Pet Food

Pet food tainted with melamine may have been consumed by up to 20 million chickens destined for your dinner plate. The federal government is not taking the matter lightly. The USDA, FDA, and EPA are conducting a risk assessment to determine if the chicken is safe for human consumption. Until the assessment is complete, the USDA will not issue the poultry a seal of inspection, which is required for the meat to be sold commercially. The results of the assessment should be announced early next week.

The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday that no evidence indicated any harm to humans from chicken or pork that had entered the market after having eaten melamine-contaminated feed.

— CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

Tainted Pet Food Hits Human Food Supply

Tainted Pet Food Hits Human Food Supply

California officials quarantined 1,500 animals at the American Hog Farm and are tracking who purchased nearly 100 hogs from the farm this month, when the animals’ feed included pet food that had been tainted with melamine.

Pet Food Recall: Second Tainted Ingredient Found, Recall Expanded Again

Pet Food Recall: Second Tainted Ingredient Found, Recall Expanded Again

“This has exposed that the safety standards for pet foods are not in place in any significant way and the kind of drumbeat, day after day, of recalls has shaken consumers’ confidence in the pet food industry’s adherence to food safety standards,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the Humane Society of the United States.

FBI: Kmart Worker Poisoned Meat

FBI: Kmart Worker Poisoned Meat

Earlier this week, a judge released Wyndham on bond. She currently is under house arrest.

We question the thought process that resulted in this course of action. —MEGHANN MARCO

Pet Food Recall: Was Some Human Food Tainted?

Pet Food Recall: Was Some Human Food Tainted?

“To date, we have nothing that indicates it’s gone into human food,” said Dorothy Miller , director of the FDA’s Office of Emergency Operations . “We have a bit more investigation to do.”

Yep, lots more investigating. —MEGHANN MARCO

Woman Hospitalized After Eating Single Bite Of Tainted Dog Food

Woman Hospitalized After Eating Single Bite Of Tainted Dog Food

Elaine Larabie said Saturday she ate some dog food last week in an effort to convince her terrier, Missy, to do the same. Soon afterwards, both Larabie and Missy found themselves in hospital — Larabie at an after-hours emergency room, and Missy at Ottawa’s Alta Vista Animal Hospital.