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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Indictments in Tainted Pet Food Case

Three indictments against firms involved in the tainted pet food case that affected thousands of dogs and cats last year.

ChemNutra Inc., which imports Chinese food and ingredients for distribution across the United States, along with married owners Sally Qing Miller, 41, and Stephen S. Miller, 55, were charged in a 27-count indictment with evading mandatory inspections of the ingredients in China, delivering adulterated food, misbranding food and conspiring to defraud the companies that unknowingly bought the tainted ingredient. All but the conspiracy count are misdemeanors.

...In a separate case, the grand jury returned a 26-count felony indictment against two Chinese companies and their top executives, accusing them of intent to defraud and mislead, delivering adulterated foods and falsely labeling wheat gluten to avoid export inspection.

Those charges name Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co., a Chinese processor of plant proteins; Chinese owner Mao Linzhun, age unknown, whose name is spelled Mao Lijun in Chinese records; Suzhou Textiles, Silk, Light Industrial Products, Arts & Crafts I/E Co., a Chinese export company; and its president, Chen Zhenhao, 58, a Chinese national.

Photo by karen_2020.

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