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Tembec issues voluntary recall


June 12, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting livestock and fish/shrimp feed manufacturers about a volunt…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting livestock and fish/shrimp feed manufacturers about a voluntary recall of products used in feed production, as several have been found to contain melamine.

The feed ingredients were made by Tembec BTLSR of Toledo, OH, and Uniscope of Johnstown, CO. The companies have confirmed that Tembec added melamine as part of the formulation of the products to improve the binding properties of the feed.

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Based on the levels of melamine and related compounds in the initial ingredients, FDA estimated the probable level of melamine and related compounds in livestock feed as less than 50 parts per million, based on the recommended mix rate of two to four pounds of binding agent per ton of livestock feed. The estimated levels of melamine and related compounds vary in the livestock feed and the fish and shrimp feed because of differing levels of melamine in the binding agents used for each type of feed.

The companies have stopped adding melamine to the feed products.


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