Sunday, January 13, 2013

Agra-net: Source of pet-food contamination identified

Glycerin labeling change backfires on supplier and jerky treat manufacturer: An effort by a Malaysian glycerin manufacturer to disguise USP-grade glycerin as industry-grade glycerin to pay lower tariff charges backfired on both the Malaysian company as well as the Chinese chicken jerky treat company that was buying the ingredient, reveals a recent FDA inspection report.

All that contaminated pet food was the result of "a Malaysian glycerin manufacturer" lying about a product to cut costs. Incentives, eh?