Monday, January 12, 2009
DOGS' DEATH LINKED TO IMPORTED FOOD IN CHINA
A brand of imported pet food has been linked to the deaths of dozens of dogs across the China, reports the China Daily.
Since the end of November, at least 30 dogs have died from liver complications after eating Optima dog food imported from Australia.
It is suspected of containing aflatoxin, an extremely toxic and carcinogenic fungus found on corn and other grains that can cause liver damage.
Aflatoxin contamination made the news in 2006 when a number of dogs died after eating the Diamond brand of dog food made in the United States. Read full story.