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19 April 2007 @ 04:16 pm
Highlights from FDA’s Press Conference  
* FDA will not name companies until the companies say they used the shipment of rice protein in the manufacturing of foods.
* Wilbur-Ellis started receiving shipments from the Chinese company in July of 2006
* FDA has yet to test corn gluten after South Africa’s findings of melamine in corn gluten from China.
* Blue Buffalo identified as one of 5 companies that received tainted rice protein.
* Rice protein is less widely used as wheat gluten.
* Rice protein will be screened at import.
* Some contaminated products may have been used as pig feed.