Canidae Responds To Acetaminophen Test Results
Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 at 1:25 pm in News for Cats, Dogs & Owners, National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Dogs, Cats, Pet Food Recalls & Safety.
By Emily Huh
Expertox, a Texas lab, claimed they found acetaminophen in a mixed sample of two different dry dog foods. Internet reports claim that the two dog foods that were sent to Expertox were Canidae.
We spoke to a Canidae spokesperson this morning. He said they received the Expertox lab results yesterday.
This morning the company sent out samples of the dry dog food kibbles in question, and individual supplements in their food to various independent labs for testing.
The Canidae spokesperson said the original email from the woman who tested the sample said the production dates of the two dog foods were July 6 and July 7. Canidae said they did not have any pet food with a production date of July 7 because it was on a Saturday after the July 4th weekend.
Yesterday, Canidae received a picture bearing the production codes on the tested bags of food to Canidae. The spokesperson said the production dates of the food tested were actually June dates instead of July dates as she originally said.
The Canidae spokesperson also said the tested sample is from Wyoming, and there is only one Canidae distributor in the state of Wyoming. He said the last shipment of Canidae to that Wyoming store was on May 29, so that means the lot codes that the store would carry would be in the mid-late May time frame and not in June or July.
He suspected the food sample was actually purchased in Colorado.
The Canidae spokerperson said no one has reported a pet getting sick from eating any of the companyâ€™s pet food.
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