Wednesday, May 09, 2007

How the food chain works in real life

Contaminated wheat gluten from China has been fed to farmed fish.

And a lesson in corporate nonchalance:
    The supposed wheat gluten was exported directly from China to Canada in a deal brokered by a U.S. company, ChemNutra Inc., Acheson said. ChemNutra also supplied the ingredient to a Canadian dog and cat food company, Menu Foods, that's since recalled dozens of brands.

    Steve Stern, a ChemNutra spokesman, said the Las Vegas company actually only cobrokered the deal to supply wheat gluten to the fish meal producer: "We never owned it, we never sold it."
Oh, well I guess that's okay, then.

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