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NZFSA Moves To Screen Food Imports From China

by 5m Editor
4 May 2007, at 11:44am

NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is moving to screen food imports from China because of a food scare in the United States involving the deaths of pets.

Sixteen deaths have been linked to pet food contaminated with the chemical melamine, and thousands of others are being investigated.

Melamine is used to make plastic kitchen and office furniture. It is added to chicken feed and wheat gluten products in China to mask a lack of protein in the food. It has also been found in Chinese exports of vegetable protein shipped to the United States.

Source: Radio New Zealand News

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