Sunday, February 10, 2008

Three firms indicted in pet-food recall case

Three firms indicted in pet-food recall case -

Two Chinese companies and a U.S. importer were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for allegedly supplying contaminated ingredients that led to the USA's biggest pet-food recall and the deaths of many pets last year.

The firms were charged with 26 counts of introducing adulterated and misbranded food into the USA.
USA Today has posted copies of the indictments (from W.D. Mo.).

The article quotes Prof. Dongsheng Zang, saying that the indictments have no impact on the Chinese companies since there is no treaty giving a federal court jurisdiction over them. There might be a remedy under contract law.

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