Steel siding has become a staple of Canadian sandwiches, and some Canadians are wondering how an alloy company makes it.
A local manufacturer of alloys and steel-reinforced plastics said the steel was imported from Taiwan, which produces only a fraction of what Canada does.
“We don’t sell the alloys to the United States, and we don’t make them for the United Kingdom or Canada,” said Andrew Steeves, president of Steel Products of Canada Ltd., or SPLC, which is based in St. Catharines, Ont.
Mr. Steeve said he’s not aware of any cases where the steel has been tested for contaminants and is approved for export. “
When we buy them from China, it is all made with steel, and that is what they use in their production.”
Mr. Steeve said he’s not aware of any cases where the steel has been tested for contaminants and is approved for export.
In a statement to The Globe and Mail, a spokesman for the company said, “We don´t have any concerns about the use of our product.”
It’s not clear how Canadian companies are buying the alloy steel used to make their sandwiches.
Mr. Doolin, who runs the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, which oversees the Canada-U.S. border and has been a leading proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, said he is concerned about the contamination concerns.
“I am concerned about all the food that we eat,” he said.
He said it’s not only the raw material that could be at risk, but also the additives. “
This is one of the reasons that it’s so important to get rid of it.”
He said it’s not only the raw material that could be at risk, but also the additives.
In Canada, he said, there are also concerns about pesticides, as well as the possibility of contamination of food that has been packaged for export, as in food packaging in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The Food and Drug Administration in Canada said it was aware of concerns over the safety of alloy products, but that the agency was not responsible for any of the products.
“It is not the agency’s responsibility to determine if any of these products are safe to eat,” the agency said in a statement.
Mr, Dooling said that his company was doing everything it could to ensure the quality of the product it’s buying, but he’s worried that the contamination issue may be compounded by the high price.
“There are very few places in the world where you can buy steel from Taiwan,” he explained.
Mr., Doolie said that he has never been to China, but believes the price for steel in China has been higher than in the U!s. “
The Chinese and the Russians are buying it from the U.S., and that’s why the price is so much higher.”
Mr., Doolie said that he has never been to China, but believes the price for steel in China has been higher than in the U!s.
But he also said he doesn’t want to see his company suffer a loss, since he doesn´t want to be “losing money on a product that has made it into so many people´s mouths.”
The Globe has contacted SPLC for comment.