Cow Parts Used in Candles, Soaps Recalled
By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Cow parts - including hooves, bones, fat and innards - are used in everything from hand cream and antifreeze to poultry feed and gardening soils.
In the next tangled phase of the mad cow investigation, federal inspectors are concentrating on byproducts from the tainted Holstein, which might have gone to a half-dozen distributors in the Northwest, said Dalton Hobbs, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Now, it's the secondary parts, the raw material for soil, soaps and candles, that are being recalled.
While some people fear consumers could be infected by inhaling particles of fertilizer or other products containing the mutated protein responsible for mad cow disease, a bigger concern is stopping tainted byproducts from infecting animal feed, believed to be the main agent for spreading the disease.
Originally posted by mOjOm
I posted this when this first happened but I don't think anyone took it seriously.
Here's a list of products that use cows
This is just a sample of one of the smaller lists.
Glycerol - (derived from tallows)
Culture nutrients for antibiotics
Originally posted by DiRtYDeViL
Very sorry I didn't even see your post maybe a mod could delete this one. I think this is a very serious issue thanks for the link!