This is what I've been reading about under "HEALTH" at Google News:
Drugmakers Alerted by US FDA to Watch for Tainted Additive
By Larry Liebert. May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Regulators in the US are warning drugmakers, suppliers and health professionals to be on the alert for counterfeit medicine additives that substitute a poison used in antifreeze for a common sweetener.
Report traces tainted medicine to China Seattle Post Intelligencer
From China to Panama, a Trail of Poisoned Medicine New York Times
Syrupy killer in medicine bottle
By WALT BOGDANICH and JAKE HOOKER. A syrupy poison, diethylene glycol, is an indispensable part of the modern world, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in antifreeze.
Chickens Held After Eating Contaminated Pet Food
Investigators are also concerned that hogs from at least six states received feed containing tainted salvaged pet food. ...
Pet Food Recall Affects Human Food Supply Associated Content
US places hold on chickens in pet food inquiryKentucky.com
Good thing we're getting a new czar. I feel so much safer now, don't you?
Good Imports Called Safe: FDA Czar Urges New Strategy to Inspect ...
International News Service, Australia - May 5, 2007
... according to the nation's new food safety czar, who said yesterday that the US government needs to move in new directions to protect food supplies. ...
Reports say pet food death toll exceeds 8000 Los Angeles Times
From my little bit of research, there seems to be some question about whether the poor rely on dog food for their meals. This might shed some light. From Netscape:
women ill from eating tainted dog food
– An Ottawa woman is recovering after eating dog food and then becoming violently ill.Um, small government guys? About that de-regulation thing?