Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Melamine Convictions

A company and its owners have agreed to plead guilty in connection with melamine-tainted pet food that may have killed thousands of dogs and cats in 2007, according to a court document.

This is the story from the Associated Press.

The Millers and ChemNutra, along with two Chinese companies, were indicted in February 2008 on charges alleging they imported wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine, which was then sold to pet food makers. Thousands of cats and dogs reportedly sickened or died after eating the tainted food.

ChemNutra, which imports ingredients from China to the U.S. for the feed and food industries, and the Millers were charged with 13 misdemeanor counts of introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce, 13 misdemeanor counts of introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce and one felony count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Misdemeanors? How animals died again? Will this company continue to do business in the 'feed and food industries'?

Gee. Fail to get a test done or administer a vaccine and you could lose your ability to own animals for life.

Poison thousands, and what, a slap on the wrist?

1 comment:

  1. 'It's just an animal' after all. Until we find out that this crap is in OUR food as well, because hey, the food supply chain is all interconnected! And of course, the fact that the exact thing happened to Korean pets a few years before it happened here was just a coincidence!

    Until people or children die, they won't do a thing. They're too dim to realize that animals dying from tainted food is a WARNING TO US ALL, not an isolated incident.