Tembec, the Ohio company that produced animal feed ingredients containing the
same industrial chemical as the one that led to a massive pet food recall did
not properly register with the state as a feed manufacturer, the Ohio Department
of Agriculture said.
Tembec must obtain a permit or cease its feed manufacturing operation, said
LeeAnne Mizer, agriculture department spokeswoman.
The Food and Drug
Administration said that ingredients containing melamine were found in products made by Tembec. Melamine
contamination has been blamed for the deaths of an unknown number of dogs and
cats, resulting in the recall of more than 100 brands of pet
Tembec, which primarily makes paper and wood products, said it did
not know it needed to register as a feed producer because it produces only a
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