The private citizen who had food samples tested has revealed what varieties they were. After his cat, Chuckles, died, Don Earl sent samples to the lab, EperTox, which found acetaminophen in Pet Pride “Turkey & Giblets Dinner” lot number APR 24 09 and Pet Pride “Mixed Grill” lot number SEP07 09—both made by Menu Foods. The other varieties that tested positive have not been revealed due to confidentiality agreements with the lab because the manufacturers themselves sent in the samples.
Strangely, the FDA is throwing doubt on the lab’s findings after testing only a few samples that they admit are not necessarily the same samples EperTox tested. Maybe it’s not so strange, but way to go FDA. You once again appear to be a shining beacon of leadership and competence. Not.
Less surprising, is Menu Foods and the Pet Food Institute casting doubt on EperTox’s findings and on the lab itself.
Find out more about the signs of feline and canine acetaminophen toxicity. And find out much more about the pet food recall on my Pet Food Recall Archive Page.