EXCLUSIVE: Lab Reports Cyanuric Acid In Unrecalled Dry Food

UPDATE: The company that tested the food requested that we remove the image of the report from this post after being contacted by Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of Iams.

UPDATE 2: We received a call from an Iams spokesman. We have updated the story with their response.

UPDATE 3: We believe the bags in question are located in the Denver area.

ORIGINAL POST: Itchmo has learned that a toxicology test reported the presence of cyanuric acid in an opened bag of what is alleged to be Iams Large Breed dry dog food.

According to the report obtained by Itchmo, the results have been certified by a forensic toxicologist. We have obtained a copy of the toxicology report. Iams Large Breed does not list rice protein concentrate or wheat gluten as ingredients.

In response, Iams says they are “fully confident” that no cyanuric acid or melamine entered their products. They also defended their “exceptional response” to handling customer complaints. When asked if they were testing for melamine and cyanuric acid after the manufacture of their products, Iams said that they were “constantly improving their quality control processes.”

We cannot stress this point enough: This test was performed on a sample from an opened bag. We do not know if this is an isolated case of contamination before or after the sale, or if it is widespread.

This information requires verification and we are asking for your help.

Itchmo is asking you to find an unopened 20 lb. bag of Iams Large Breed dry dog food that matches the lot number: 260608 70574173 F4 US30940 with the expiration date of 6/26/08.

If you find an unopened bag, please email us at tips@itchmo.com and we will provide further instructions. If it’s the right bag, we will pay for the cost of the bag of food, shipping and testing. There will be no cost to you.

If an unopened bag is found and tested, we will release the results as soon as they become available regardless of the outcome.

451 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Lab Reports Cyanuric Acid In Unrecalled Dry Food”

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  1. Jenny says:

    I was looking around online for information about other people finding stuff in the dog food and found you. It looks like your site might be helpful for my problem.

    I was hand feeding my dog some iams food and got a sharp pain in my finger when I reached in her bowl for another handful. Upon opening my hand I found a piece of iams food stuck in my finger with a sharp something or other protruding from the kibble. It was obviously “baked” in or however they make their food. I saved the piece of kibble with the shard of whatever it may be…looks to me like glass. It is very sharp and protruded far enough out of the kibble to actually peirce my flesh and stay there while moving my hand around. I have no
    doubt that it would have been a danger to my dog and believe it could have caused her to have bleeding of the
    mouth and/or digestive tract.

    I called Iams to tell them about it but was only able to leave a message. I will have to wait to hear from them.

    Meanwhile, I am thinking how bags have sharp pieces like this in them? How many people have fed these to their
    dogs and not known why the dogs have blood in their mouths or worse. So I thought this site might be a way for
    me to let other pet owners to keep a watch for these things or change foods.

    From what I see here, I don’t have alot of confidence anyone would hear about it from Iams.

    The bag this kibble was from is: Iams Small and Toy Proactive Health 7 pound bag
    The numbers on the bags are: 290310 29MAR10 Next line of numbers: 83344173 D1 US30940

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