Preview of next week’s FDA report on China?
The Chinese government says that two suppliers who shipped tainted food to the US were “special individual cases.”
They also say that the “FDA inspectors … expressed satisfaction with the quality controls and tracing measures in place at another exporter of vegetable protein, Sinoglory, saying those met U.S. production standards for similar products.”
It is unclear how many facilities the FDA visited, or whether they were allowed to make unnaounced visits. We do know that the two accused companies were allowed to raze entire buildings and dismantle equipment, preventing the investigators from being able to conduct their work properly.
- Tainted US rice protein concentrate supplier also supplied tainted corn gluten to South Africa.
- Pet food industry seeking self-testing to “stave off tough congressional action.”
- Menu Foods provides reimbursement forms almost 2 months after first recall.
- Fish that ate contaminated feed in Hawaii cleared for sale.
Pet food sales have fallen 4 percent and have not recovered since the recalls began, according to the Pet Food Institute. There are no numbers on how many people have transitioned to home cooking for pets.
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