ABC News reports rat poison is one of the causes in the Menu Foods deaths. Please tell your vet if your pet falls ill.
Sources Tell ABC News Rat Poison Has Been Found in Some of the Contaminated Pet Food That Has Killed Scores of Animals
March 23, 2007 â€” ABC News has learned that investigators have determined that a rodent-killing chemical is the toxin in the tainted pet food that has killed several animals.
A source close to the investigation tells ABC News that the rodenticide, which the source says is illegal to use in the United States, was on wheat that was imported from China and used by Menu Foods in nearly 100 brands of dog and cat food.
The chemical is aminopterin.
What investigators can’t say so far is whether this is the only contaminant in all of the recalled food.
It’s frightening to think that there may be more than one contaminant in the food as the rat poison does not account for all the deaths.
(Thanks for the tip, poopcity)