Tembec has quietly pulled out of the animal feed business.
The company, which is known primarily for their wood products, issued recalls on their livestock, fish, and shrimp feed products in May. Tembec was using melamine in the feed as a binding agent.
The FDA then warned the company earlier this month about using additives not approved as safe, including melamine, at their Toledo, Ohio plant.
In their September 11 letter addressed to Tembec, the FDA asked for formal written guarantee from an official “authorized” to make the decision that the company would permanently withdraw from the animal feed business.
Tembec company spokeswoman said: “We are no longer in the (feed) business … but we have not officially received the letter.”
She added that the withdrawal from the feed business “is a process that occurred months ago. We have no comment. It’s over and done with.”
Tembec has not publicly announced their decision to pull out from the animal feed industry.
Source: The Gazette