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Cereal Byproducts Company Announces Recall of Rice Protein Concentrate

The recalls are starting up again. This recall is from the Cereal Byproducts Company. No news yet on which pet food producers used this load...

Joy  |  May 9th 2007


The recalls are starting up again. This recall is from the Cereal Byproducts Company. No news yet on which pet food producers used this load of tainted Chinese concentrate.

Recall Firm Press Release

Cereal Byproducts Company announces the voluntary nationwide recall of Rice Protein Concentrate produced in China.

Contact:Cereal Byproducts Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mt. Prospect, Illinois May 4, 2007 Cereal Byproducts Company is announcing today that the FDA has determined that there are melamine and/or melamine derivatives in the rice protein concentrate produced by a single source Chinese supplier, Binzhou Futian Biology Technology Co. Ltd., and purchased through a local domestic importer. Cereal Byproducts shipped the recalled product to a total of three customers located in the Midwest between July 19, 2006 and March 14, 2007. The FDA previously found melamine and/or melamine derivatives in Wilbur-Ellis Companys rice protein concentrate, which was purchased from the same Chinese supplier as Cereal Byproducts. Cereal Byproducts proactively notified their customers of this finding, and thereafter both parties implemented their own voluntary recall of the contaminated products on or about April 19, 2007.

Although Cereal Byproducts has received no confirmed cases of pet deaths, it voluntarily chose to initiate the recall when Cereal Byproducts discovered there was a potential contamination of melamine or melamine type derivatives in the rice protein. We are confident that our customers have implemented on-going recalls and the remaining rice protein concentrate, not previously distributed to these customers, is located at a separate warehouse facility under quarantine.