Canidae has denied that its pet food products contain acetaminophen, in response to a ConsumerAffairs.com article. Although the company is still waiting the results from the pet food products they sent in to be tested.
Expertox, a Texas lab, claimed they found acetaminophen in a mixed dog food sample. The dog owner who sent in the food for testing identified the sample as Canidae dog food on Expertox’s forms.
Canidae has cast doubt over the accuracy of Expertox’s findings of acetaminophen in a Ziploc bag of mixed dog food identified as Canidae dog food.
â€œThere is one report by one unconfirmed laboratory that has given rise to these claims,â€ wrote company spokesman Jim Mantych. â€œThat same laboratory also claimed acetaminophen contamination in other products that the FDA and the laboratory at the University of California examined as well and as to which those laboratories found that the claims could not be validated.â€
Mantych also: â€œWe do not put acetaminophen in our products in any way, shape or form, nor is it used in any of our ingredients.â€
He also said the company is taking the allegations seriously and have already sent samples of their products to be tested.
Expertox’s lab manager, Donna Coneley, confirmed the lab detected acetaminophen in the dog food, but stated the report did not specify the amount of acetaminophen found in the sample.
Since the sample was received in a Ziploc bag, Expertox cannot confirm the sample is a Canidae dog food.
Coneley also stated: â€œItâ€™s easier to say that we canâ€™t confirm something by looking at a few samples than to really investigate and continue investigating until you know something for sure.”
The FDA was contacted regarding Expertox’s findings and a spokesman said the agency is looking into the matter.
Source: Consumer Affairs