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Cyanuric Acid Commonly Added to Animal Feed
The IHT is reporting that the second chemical believed to have reacted with melamine to cause pet deaths is commonly used in animal feed in China. (Emphasis ours)
Three Chinese chemical makers said that animal feed producers often purchase, or seek to purchase, the chemical, cyanuric acid, from their factories to blend into animal feed.
The chemical producers said it was common knowledge that for years cyanuric acid had been used in animal and fish feed.
The disclosure is noteworthy not just because it is another indication that Chinese animal feed producers were intentionally doctoring the ingredients they sold, but because the practice of using cyanuric acid may provide clues as to why the pet food in the United States became so poisonous.