Pet food politics: The Chihuahua in the coal mine

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Abstract

Marion Nestle, acclaimed author of Food Politics, now tells the gripping story of how, in early 2007, a few telephone calls about sick cats set off the largest recall of consumer products in U.S. history and an international crisis over the safety of imported goods ranging from food to toothpaste, tires, and toys. Nestle follows the trail of tainted pet food ingredients back to their source in China and along the supply chain to their introduction into feed for pigs, chickens, and fish in the United States, Canada, and other countries throughout the world. What begins as a problem "merely" for cats and dogs soon becomes an issue of tremendous concern to everyone. Nestle uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, farm animals, and people and identifies glaring gaps in the global oversight of food safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISBN (Print)9780520257818
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008

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pet foods
politics
Coal
Pets
Politics
coal
cats
food
toys
Food
tires
Cats
supply chain
Product Recalls and Withdrawals
farmed animal species
pets
Toothpastes
food safety
Play and Playthings
ingredients

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Nestle, M. (2008). Pet food politics: The Chihuahua in the coal mine. University of California Press.

Pet food politics : The Chihuahua in the coal mine. / Nestle, Marion.

University of California Press, 2008.

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Nestle, M 2008, Pet food politics: The Chihuahua in the coal mine. University of California Press.
Nestle M. Pet food politics: The Chihuahua in the coal mine. University of California Press, 2008.
Nestle, Marion. / Pet food politics : The Chihuahua in the coal mine. University of California Press, 2008.
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