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[RC] Purina feed recall - ll cole

Thanks for the reply - Why not post this to RC? to set aside 'what I
heard" ? Like I said - it was not verified

Therefore it may be safe to assume the problem was in-fact local.?

ll cole wrote:
> Good morning Roger,
> The USDA tests commodity imports, like corn, for specific noxious or
> invasive weeds, specific
> insects and for specific plant diseases based on the Disease Status of
> the Country of Origin. The Country of Origin certifies through a
> Phytosanitary Certificate based on a sample inspection that the
> commodity is free from whatever diseases or weeds the US may be
> concerned with.
> I think that an issue with mold would probably be more of a problem
> with how the corn has been transported or stored with molds universally
> occurring worldwide. This would be a manufacturer quality control concern.
> A quick check of our Import Requirements shows that corn from China,
> not to be used as
> seed corn, is prohibited from entry from China and has been since at
> least October of 2007.
> I can't speak to the supplement issue, but it is unlikely that corn
> from China is the culprit.

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