Earlier this month, Expertox, a Texas lab, reported that various, original and unopened pouches of Special Kitty cat food tested positive for both melamine and acetaminophen.
Carol, an Itchmo reader, had saved the pouches from the pre-pet food recall announcement period and had them tested.
Menu Foods has responded to these positive reports on their website and has said they will conduct their own testing on the specific products.
This is their statement on their site:
We are aware that a laboratory recently produced a report that a Menu Foods product or products tested positive for acetaminophen. We are accumulating samples of the products we understand were used in that test to conduct our own testing as soon as possible. Based on the information available, we understand that the product or products in this recent test were part of the recall of melamine-contaminated products earlier this year.
Following a claim by that same laboratory earlier this year that non-recalled pet food produced by Menu Foods tested positive for acetaminophen, Menu Foods had tests performed by the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory at the University of California Davis (â€œUCDâ€). UCD did not find acetaminophen present in the Menu-produced pet food it tested. We understand that the FDA undertook similar tests with similar results, and decided that there was no need to do any further testing.
(Thanks Carol and Menusux)