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Tembec pulls out of feed business


October 16, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Toledo, OH — Following Tembec’s voluntary recall this year of binding agents used for animal feed, the company has…

Toledo, OH — Following Tembec’s voluntary recall this year of binding agents used for animal feed, the company has decided to permanently pull out of the feed business, Forestweb reports.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had sent a warning letter to Tembec recently regarding its Toledo facility, noting that melamine had been found in products used for shrimp feed. This FDA letter also acknowledges receipt of a June 29, 2007 letter from that plant manager stating that they have decided to permanently discontinue manufacturing any products regulated by the FDA.

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Although the company has not publicly announced its intention to withdraw from the feed market, a Tembec spokesman noted that it was “a process that occurred months ago — it’s over and done with,” according to AllAbout Feed.net. Another company spokesperson stated, “We believed that for the intended uses, we were making a compliant product.”


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