FDA Blocks Wheat Gluten Imports From China

Nice start but why not block ALL food products from China UNLESS the label specifically states that the ingredients are Chinese? Thanks to Mary for...

Joy  |  Apr 2nd 2007


Nice start but why not block ALL food products from China UNLESS the label specifically states that the ingredients are Chinese?

Thanks to Mary for barking in this report from CBS News.

FDA Blocks Wheat Gluten From China
Government Takes Action After Pet-Food Deaths Of Cats And Dogs

(AP) The government has blocked imports of wheat gluten from a company in China because of contamination. It acted after the recent pet-food deaths of cats and dogs in the United States.

The Food and Drug Administration took action against wheat gluten from Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. in Wangdien, China, after the U.S. recall of nearly 100 brands of pet food. Tainted pet food apparently has resulted in kidney failure in animals across the country.

Imported wheat gluten from China was suspected in the outbreak, and the FDA reported last week that it had found the chemical melamine in samples of the gluten, which was used in the pet foods.

On Monday the FDA posted an import alert on its Web page notifying its field offices to detain any gluten offered for import from the company.

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