Tembec Withdraws From Animal Feed Business

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

(Thanks menusux)

4 Responses to “Tembec Withdraws From Animal Feed Business”

  1. Sharon says:

    So, what’s the punishment for what has already been done in violation of the law? How come they are allowed to wash their hands of this matter? the FDA is so worthless. Thanks George Bush.

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  3. Louie W. says:

    If you can’t do business illegally, why do business at all?

  4. Katie says:

    Louie, that is so true! I guess they decided FDA regulation might look to closely at what they “really make” so better to close up shop on the animal feed business. I wonder if they will reopen that business in Canada and ship it here??

    I agree with Sharon, how come they have no fines??


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