What I'd like to know is if they are still doing business with ChemNutra: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/chemnutra04_07.html
April 3, 2007
"ChemNutra Inc., of Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday recalled all wheat gluten it had imported from one of its three Chinese wheat gluten suppliers – Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd.
"ChemNutra shipped from its Kansas City warehouse to three pet food manufacturers and one distributor who supplies wheat gluten only to the pet food industry.
"On Friday, March 30, the FDA announced they had found melamine in samples of the wheat gluten ChemNutra had imported from Xuzhou Anying.
"Yesterday ChemNutra sent recall notices to all four of its direct customers." http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/delmonte03_07.html
March 31, 2007
"As a precautionary measure, Del Monte Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select product codes of its pet treat products sold under the Jerky Treats®, Gravy Train® Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels® brands as well as select dog snack and wet dog food products sold under private label brands.
"The Company took this voluntary recall action immediately after learning this morning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Del Monte Pet Products from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine."http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_510610.html
June 1, 2007
"Many tons of contaminated wheat gluten sit untouched in an Allegheny County warehouse, too dangerous for pet food, too valuable to throw out.
"The wheat gluten being held in an Allegheny County warehouse was destined for Pittsburgh-based Del Monte Pet Products, but that company never bought or received any of that shipment, Gardine said.
"Del Monte previously recalled some dog food and cat and dog treats that had been made with some of the contaminated ingredients.
"The supplier holding the contaminated product wants to find an industrial use for it to avoid having to trash it, Gardine said."http://www.lvrj.com/news/7590507.html
May 19, 2007
"Miller started ChemNutra in Pasadena, Calif., three years ago and moved to Las Vegas 18 months ago. He RENTS space in five warehouses around the country and provides a variety of pet food ingredients to manufacturers and pet food ingredient distributors.
"Menu Foods is the only customer ChemNutra has lost, leaving 17 others."
If this is so, that means Del Monte REMAINS a client of C-N for at least some products.