Not only wheat gluten was contaminated. Is that true?

Our question this week was:

Have you heard that it is not only wheat gluten that was contaminated?

Sally B. Little Rock, AK

Hi – thanks for your email Sally. Yes, yesterday the FDA came out saying that rice protein concentrate was also affected. Here is the press release from the FDA.

FDA’s Update on Tainted Pet Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating an imported shipment of rice protein concentrate which has been found to contain melamine. The rice protein concentrate may have been used as an ingredient in some pet foods. FDA’s investigation of the rice protein is being carried out by specialists in FDA headquarters and in eight FDA district offices. Thus far, the following has been established: