New Recall News: Melamine found in more animal feed.
Melamine was added by the Ohio company that was making the food.
The companies have confirmed that Tembec added melamine as part of the formulation of the products to improve the binding properties of pelleted feed. Melamine is not approved as an additive for animal or fish/shrimp feed…
The Tembec and Uniscope products also reportedly contain a urea formaldehyde resin-type ingredient, a raw ingredient used to make the binding agent in these products. FDA is investigating this use of the urea formaldehyde resin-type ingredient in the Tembec and Uniscope products, and will take appropriate regulatory action if warranted.
The US firm may have exported this tainted food to other countries. The products have been recalled.
Menu Foods Update:
Menu Foods releases financial info related to the recall. Legal fees and settlements are not taken into account.
Menu Foods CEO, Paul Henderson, says:
Notwithstanding the significant costs of the recall, I am proud of the timely and professional manner in which management of the Fund dealt with this situation.
We know lots of people who may take offense to that statement, including Iams, who looks to have pressured Menu Foods to initiate the recall.
Here’s the Menu Foods CEO’s sworn congressional testimony:
Well, again, relative to the facts as they actually transpired, the conversation that took place with Iams, they, they essentially shared some information with us. We got together the next day, and essentially in a, in a rather lengthy meeting, both parties exchanged what they knew. Being that individually there wasnâ€™t enough information to, to draw conclusions. But together, it looked as from a circumstantial evidence perspective, as if we had the basis for a recall. They opted to recall, we went along. We announced first.â€
Continue reading his words at your own risk:
Menu was the first manufacturer to act, with its recall initiated weeks ahead of other manufacturers. Our proactive action in recalling suspicious product, despite the fact that it tested clean for all known toxins, undoubtedly saved the lives of many cats and dogs.
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