Chinese Manufacturer Says Gluten Sold To Another Export Co.

Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Company, named by the FDA as the source of the human-grade tainted wheat gluten, says that they bought the supplies from someone else — leading to speculation that even more sources were contaminated:

However, Geng said the company based in the eastern province of Jiangsu had not manufactured the gluten but had instead bought it from companies in neighbouring provinces. She said Xuzhou Anying sold it onward to another Jiangsu company, Suzhou Textile Import and Export Co.

“There are many other exporters and I don’t see why they would just blame us,” Geng said.

(Emphasis ours) It could be just another way to deflect the blame, but if it’s true, the real magnitude of the contamination is still unknown and raises the possibility that it may have gotten into the human food supply as well as other pet foods. The FDA is currently only blocking shipments of wheat gluten from XABTDC.

Kudos to Mike for the tip.

5 Responses to “Chinese Manufacturer Says Gluten Sold To Another Export Co.”

  1. 4lgdfriend says:

    FDA - zero accountability zero oversight zero budget zero worth

  2. 4lgdfriend says:

    howl911.com: “Nestle invested 80 million yuan (10.26 million U.S. dollars) in the plant and it has an annual production ability of 20,000 tons. It is the company’s first pet food plant in China.
    The plant will use local-purchased raw materials including bean, corn and wheat. Its products will be sold in supermarkets, pet clinics and pet shops. ”

    In light of the other products supplied by the identified Chinese source I keep asking why they are not extending the investigation to other grain glutens and other grains that may also have been contaminated. The other reason for doing this is the reports of ARF/illness in pets that ate dry food (for example Nutro) which contained no wheat gluten, but DID contain corn gluten meal and wheat.

  3. spocko says:

    Hey Itchmo: I just posted on this over at Spocko’s Brain but thought it should be here too since you and howl911 really the ones on top of this.

    So we know who supposedly sold the tainted wheat gluten to Menu: Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology

    Then the AP reporter, Andrew Bridges, talks to a spokesperson at Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology and they say they sold it on to someone else: (link)

    However, Geng said the company based in the eastern province of Jiangsu had not manufactured the gluten but had instead bought it from companies in neighboring provinces. She said Xuzhou Anying sold it onward to another Jiangsu company, Suzhou Textile Import and Export Co.

    So I looked up Suzhou Textile Import and Export Co. And this is what I found. They have a NEW NAME: (link)

    Suzhou Hengrun Import & Export Corp., Ltd. Was founded on the basis of the recorganization of its predecessor-Suzhou Textile Import & Export Co. Which was set up in 1978 as a trade company of textile products and has become one of the 500 largest foreign trade enterprises in China since 1991. It has been awarded the Certificate of ISO9001(2000)for Quality Management Authentication by the China … [ Click for details ]
    Contact Details

    Suzhou Hengrun Import & Export Corp., Ltd.

    Company Name: Suzhou Hengrun Import & Export Corp., Ltd.

    Company Address: 201 Zhuhui Rd., Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

    City/Province: Suzhou/Jiangsu

    Country/Region: China

    Zip/Postal Code: 215006

    Telephone Number: 86-512-65595569,67173223

    Fax Number: 86-512-65298929,65188511

    Contact Person: Aisha Huang/Allen Wang

    Mobile: 86-13962128946,13962122907
    Contact form for Aisha Huang/Allen Wang

    Showroom: http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/clive130
    Homepage: Homepage link

    Anyone speak Chinese? Hey media people, this looks like the next link in the chain. Kitties are dying.
    Go!

  4. 4lgdfriend says:

    http://catmanager.wordpress.co...../#comments

    This story deserves the comment of concerned pet owners across america.

    cya cya cya cya cya cya can anyone say cya?????????

  5. Loretta Anderson says:

    IF THE FDA IS SUED BIG $$$$$$ OVER THIS ,THINGS WOULD CHANGE QUICK, GUARENTEED!!!


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