First is was cats and dogs, then pigs and now chickens – just how safe is the US food supply?

The Washington Post reported this morning, in part:

At least 2.5 million broiler chickens from an Indiana producer were fed pet-food scraps contaminated with the chemical melamine and subsequently sold for human consumption, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Hundreds of other producers may have similarly sold an unknown number of contaminated poultry in recent months, they added, painting a picture of much broader consumption of contaminated feed and food than had previously been acknowledged in the widening pet-food scandal.

100,000 Indiana chickens that ate the melamine-laced food and are still alive have been quarantined and will be destroyed as a precautionary measure, as will any other animals that turn up as the investigation continues to expand.