ChemNutra Pleads Guilty Over Tainted Pet Food

By Jocelyn Allison (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Importer ChemNutra Inc. and its owners have pled guilty to distributing a tainted pet food ingredient that led to a nationwide pet food recall and the deaths of thousands of animals in 2007.

Las Vegas-based ChemNutra and its co-owners, Sally and Stephen Miller, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act during a hearing Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

In exchange for the guilty pleas, prosecutors have agreed to drop 24 other misdemeanor charges and a felony charge of wire fraud conspiracy. The Millers could be sentenced to two...

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