China Closes Two Food Exporters Involved In Pet Food Recalls

Chinese factoryChina 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.”

Source: Reuters

(Thanks menusux)

Picture: Xuzhou Anying Biotechnology Development

10 Responses to “China Closes Two Food Exporters Involved In Pet Food Recalls”

  1. thomas says:

    Which businesses did the FDA ibspectors go to visit and were told they had bulldozed to the ground?

  2. shawn says:

    Tragic - How tainted with impurities do these foods have to become before enough money satisfies them? I’ll bet for every factory being shut down, there’s probably 5 more being put up.

  3. Steve says:

    And ChemNutra doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist.

  4. Mrs. P. says:

    Yay Steve! What about ChemNutra?

  5. pam says:

    i’m not impressed. the owners will just move somewhere else and do the same thing under a new company name…because there’s always going to be some company here willing to cut corners and go with cheaper ingredients. the fda should have the power to do something.

  6. Anonymous says:

    at least china closed them rather than protect them like the good ole usa does.

  7. HighNote says:

    There is so much corruption going on in China it will probably take many years to before they get it all done. Their waters are so dirty that anything that comes out of them that is eatable is tainted. There are just too many things about this country I do not care for, especially their treatment of cats and dogs. The terrible pain and suffering that those poor animals go through is too hard to handle. It breaks my heart knowing it is going on. I do not want to get food, products, or anything from a country that mistreats animals this way.

  8. Ken says:

    The Evolving Excellence manufacturing guys often comment on Chinese quality and some of the problems with outsourcing. Today’s post was specifically on the issue of “quality fade” that affects many emerging economies.



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