Your morning Chinese food contamination update: new developments, widening crisis

UPDATE:BREAKING: Americans ate 3 million melamine-tainted chickens!

In a conference call with media this afternoon, USDA Assistant Administrator Kenneth Petersen revealed that as many as 3 million chickens, contaminated with melamine from a single Indiana feed mill, have already been slaughtered, distributed and eaten. An additional 100,000 breeder chickens are currently being voluntarily quarantined by farmers.

Well, great. Just great.

If you’re tracking the melamine story there are some new developments of interest this morning. If you’re not tracking the story, you probably ought to be.

Stay tuned.