ChemNutra recounts the days and weeks following Menu Foods’ recall. Including his meeting with the now-arrested manager of the Chinese food maker — Mao — and the FDA investigators who searched his offices.
Miller told Mao that the chemical melamine had been detected in wheat gluten that his company, ChemNutra, had purchased from XuZhou.
“He said he didn’t understand how that had happened, and he said he would look into it and get back to us,” Miller recalled.
[Miller] believes the U.S. government will pursue more serious charges against others domestically.
“I don’t want to go into details, and I don’t want to say who” may be charged with a crime, Miller said.
He is also confident that ChemNutra will survive. Menu Foods is the only customer ChemNutra has lost, leaving 17 others.
Miller believes ChemNutra has sufficient insurance to pay for any judgments stemming from lawsuits filed by pet owners and others.