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Comeuppance for Poisoned Pet Food Purveyors

Chinese, U.S. companies indicted for distributing toxic pet food. Too little, but it's a start in prosecuting all companies that poison us, our children and pets regardless of country.

Two Chinese companies and one in the United States were indicted on February 6th, for manufacture and distribution of tainted pet food that sickened and/or killed numerous pet dogs last year, raising grave concerns about products made in China and elsewhere outside the U.S.

Here at home, Sally Quing Miller, a Chinese national, and her husband, Stephen S. Miller, owners of ChemNutra located in Las Vegas, Nevada, were charged with 27 counts that applied to the tainted pet food.

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The indictments were brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Missouri, which said the tainted food led to the death and serious illness of pets in the U.S. last year. 

Also indicted were Xuzhou Anying Biologic, China's Jiangsu province; and Suzhou Textiles, Suzhou, China.  Thirteen counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, and 13 counts of misbranding food that was transported through interstate commerce were handed down against the two companies.

The charges against the Millers were separate, but related to the indictments of the two Chinese companies, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

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It's a start and about damn time, too.  The price of supposedly cheap products from foreign countries is becoming too dear to pay.  As a country of more than 300 million, when are we going stand up and cry with one voice and demand that Congress brings the jobs and the manufacturing home?

With cauliflower at $6 a head in Los Angeles, and perusing the toy prices at Toys 'R Us, Target and WalMart, I don't see where either importing inferior goods or employing illegal alien laborers is reducing the price of anything.

Considering how often the "cheap" crap from overseas has to be replaced or repaired, there's no advantage...no money saved.

I'll pay double the going price for safe food that doesn't make me sick, because I'm already sick of worrying about whether the food I'm eating is safe, no matter where it comes from.

I'd also like to know why we're importing food anyway.  Aren't we supposed to be the breadbasket [a term I hate] of the world.  Don't we throw out more food in a day that some countries produce in a year?

Every day our garbage disposals gobble up enough food to feed a couple of third world countries.

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Indictments all around for any company, corporation, drug manufacturer or individual that values its bottom line above the over-all health of this nation's citizens.

This goes for the toxic pet food people, Mattel and all the purveyors of poisonous products, including our own home grown ones that are using toxic petroleum by-products in everything we use from cosmetics to drugs to food.

A real comeuppance would be that from now on, every bite of food they eat makes them sick as a dog!

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
 

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