China has revoked the business licenses of two firms that exported melamine-tainted protein products. These contaminants ended up in U.S. pet food.
The two companies — Xuzhou Anying Biotechnology Development in Jiangsu province and Bingzhou Futian Biotechnology in Shandong province — “unlawfully added melamine in some of their protein products exported to the United States”.
The business license for Taixing Glycerin Factory was also cancelled. They are accused of exporting diethylene glycol that ended up in Panamanian medicines.
“I think that the quality of products from the great majority of food manufacturers is guaranteed. At the same time, we will enhance the rectification and supervision over products produced by small food manufacturers whose market share is only 10 percent,” Li [quality watchdog chief] said on Friday.
“We will resolutely close down these small food manufacturers or workshops who are engaged over the years in producing sub-standard, or fake and shoddy food.”
Picture: Xuzhou Anying Biotechnology Development