Menu Foods Income Fund

Menu Foods Income Fund

April 26, 2007 19:00 ET

Press Release

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 26, 2007) -

Attention Business/Financial Editors

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today conducted a search of Menu Foods' plant in Emporia, Kansas. Menu Foods has been advised by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas that Menu Foods is the target of a misdemeanor investigation into whether the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act has been violated.

"Menu Foods has been doing everything it can to cooperate with the FDA," said Menu Foods' CEO Paul Henderson. "Even before commencement of this investigation we have given the FDA full access to our plant and our records, have answered questions and provided documents to them any time they have asked. Throughout this process Menu Foods has worked cooperatively with regulators and others to identify and address issues relating to pet food safety."

Menu Foods is one of several businesses affected by the wrongful addition of melamine to Chinese wheat gluten sold in the United States. Wheat gluten containing melamine was furnished to Menu Foods and others by a U.S. supplier, ChemNutra, which obtained it from China.

Under the U.S. Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, the sale of any adulterated food may be a misdemeanor, even if the seller did not intend to adulterate the food.

Menu Foods was also advised today by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri that that office has commenced a similar investigation focused on Menu Foods and ChemNutra.

Contact Information

  • Sarah Tuite
    Media and Investor Relations
    (416) 848-1703