- Congressional committee says FDA responses not sufficient. Sets a Friday deadline for answers.
- Northern California shelter offers classes on cooking for your pets. We’d love to know if classes like this is a trend.
- China continues to defend their export food safety.
- China says Panama is to blame (reg. req.) for toothpaste fiasco:
According to the results of a government investigation, two Chinese companies sold a chemical laced with diethylene glycol, an industrial solvent sometimes used in paint and antifreeze, to a business in Spain. The Chinese are at fault for calling the product “TD Glycerin,” a misleading name that could be confused with glycerin, a harmless, more expensive sugar substitute.
But the Chinese clearly stated that the product was not meant for medical consumption, the report said.
The Chinese also did not know the Spanish would resell the chemical in Panama, where it would be renamed, “pure glycerin,” and lengthen the expiration date from one to four years.
“The Panamanian business people are mainly responsible because they changed the scope of use and shelf life of this product,” said Wei Chuanzhong, vice minister of the Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
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