Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

There have always been unscrupulous people who think more of making profits through adulteration of foods than the health of the consumers of those foods. The most recent examples have occurred in China, where products have been adulterated with melamine to increase their apparent protein content.

Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer from CEM Corp. uses protein tagging technology to avoid the problem of false protein readings from melamine and other nitrogen-containing contaminants.

In 2007, many dogs and cats in the United States were harmed or killed by eating pet food manufactured with melamine-adulterated wheat gluten and rice protein concentrate obtained from China (see “Testi…

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Neil Mermelstein