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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Melamine Update

Here is a post on Animalblawg about the new FDA import alert on vegetable protein imports from China.

http://www.animalblawg.com/wordpress/?p=44

Below is a copy of the actual import alert. Any vegetable protein products from China will be automatically detained. What that means is the importer has to keep the product intact in a warehouse and have it tested at a private lab. FDA won't release it until they submit clean results for the shipment. After the 5th shipment passes the lab test, they can ask that a particular shipper be removed from the detention order.

http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/ora_import_ia9929.html

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