Hello to new readers blkstarsapphire and firez!
Happy birthday to Dr. Demento!
Just woke up. Which means I actually got a decent amount of sleep last night. Yay me!
Woke up to fantastic news - catvalente's The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden won the Tiptree Award! *bounce* *bounce* Yay! Congrats, Cat!
The Pet Food Scare has widened: As of Friday night, at least one brand of dry cat food has been recalled: Prescription Diet m/d Feline, which is made by Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc., of Topeka, Kan. This kind of pet food is typically sold online and by veteranarians, in four and 10-pound bags. Earlier this year, the company used wheat gluten from the same supplier that sold the protein to Menu Foods, Inc., which recalled more than 60-million cans and pouches of "cuts-and-gravy"-style wet food two weeks ago, after receiving complaints and conducting "tasting trials" on animals.
As the scare widens, so does the probe: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is considering regulatory changes to tighten controls and is investigating whether any of the contaminated wheat gluten—which is implicated in more than 100 animal deaths—made it into food consumed by humans. The FDA and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that new investigations uncovered another contaminant, melamine, in samples of food linked to the deaths of over 100 animals, a number that officials fear will climb.
No Daily BPAL today, as I prefer to go to yoga smelling like only one thing. :)