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Cough Syrup and Pet Food Contaminations Raise Concerns Down the Supply Chain

1:40 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

The recently reported discovery of diethylene glycol (DEG) in cough syrup sold in Panama, as well as melamine found in certain pet foods sold largely in the U.S., have brought into question the safety of food and feed imports originating from China, the alleged source of the contamination. The pharma and pet food contaminations, which are unrelated, have also raised “serious” quality-control concerns and caused scrutiny of the entire feed, food, and pharma supply chains, U.S. distributors say. It remains to be seen whether they will result in tougher...

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