Melamine Pet Food Guilty Plea

Was it that long ago? In April 2007, the FDA received 12,000 pet food complaint calls, more in one month than any entire year for any product. The company that imported the bulk melamine labeled wheat gluten issued a press release:

ChemNutra states that the firm “imports quality ingredients from China to the U.S. for the feed, food and pharma industries.

“We are a professionally managed, American owned company experienced in negotiating, securing and delivering ultra-competitive pricing on high-quality chemicals and ingredients from quality-assured manufacturers in China.

“We bridge the business and cultural gaps…including all regulatory, compliance, import and transportation requirements.”

But as the wheels of justice turn, ChemNutra officers have pleaded guilty to distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food that reportedly killed thousands of animals.