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.
â€œThere are many other exporters and I donâ€™t see why they would just blame us,â€ 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.