FDA says that they could not find acetaminophen in dog food samples they tested over the last week. But the FDA may not have tested the same batches of food as the Texas lab that originally reported it.
â€œThis case is not closed,â€ Donna Coneley, lab manager with ExperTox, Inc. told ConsumerAffairs. â€œTheyâ€™re (FDA) still requesting samples and data from us. Weâ€™ve talked to them three times today. I donâ€™t see by any means that this is over. If it was over and done with, why would they bother spending so much time with us on the phone and arranging for samples to be released?â€
ExperTox is looking to build a cooperative relationship with the FDA. Coneley believes there may have been pressure to move beyond the pet food recall on the FDA.
Meanwhile, as we have reported before, the Pet Food Institute continues to express doubt from “experts” about the lab without naming any sources.
â€œTo me, it sounds like theyâ€™re talking about imaginary experts. The (scientists at the) FDA are the only people weâ€™ve been talking to about our findings.â€
Meanwhile, the FDA has not yet announced its finding regarding positive cyanuric acid and melamine results from ExperTox.