Two stories with similar themes. One in China, one right here in the US in pet food as well as human food:
Pet food melamine spiking in China goes back at least 15 years:
“We’ve been running the melamine feed business for about 15 years and receiving positive responses from our customers,” Wang said in a telephone interview. “Using the proper quantity of melamine will not harm the animals. Our products are very safe, for sure.”
Spiking of baking ingredients in the US happened as early as 1975:
In 1985, the Schulers made an estimated $750,000 on adulterated wheat. During FDA’s investigation, evidence was found that suggested the Schulers also sold adulterated wheat in 1975 and 1981, Stauffacher said.
(Thanks to mike and Carol)