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Tainted animal feed producer lacked permit

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 food.

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 binder ingredient.

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