US Pet Food/Treat Distributor told Chinese Supplier to add Melamine
US pet owners have believed that Chinese companies are solely to blame in the numerous cases of tainted pet foods over the last several years. New information provided to TruthaboutPetFood.com tells a slightly different story. It has been reported that one US pet food and pet treat distributor instructed a Chinese manufacturer to add melamine to dog treats.
I was one of those US pet owners; I believed the deaths and illnesses of thousands of US and Canadian dogs and cats were due to reckless Chinese manufacturers. The more Chinese recalls that occurred (toothpaste, tires, drywall), the more it seemed to me that China had no quality control of any type of product manufacturing.
This morning I received an email from a Chinese pet treat manufacturer; the sole supplier of dog and cat treats for a US company most pet owners would be familiar with. The US company sells many different types of dog and cat treats and several different varieties of dog and cat foods. I corresponded several times with this representative of the Chinese manufacturer; he answered every one of my questions directly and openly. Knowing more information than I can report (because of lawsuit risks) of the US pet treat and pet food company, I believe the Chinese manufacturer. Below is a direct quote from his emails; the US company name and company owner has been XXX-ed out due to legal threats. You decide who you believe.