I don't know about this...they also had a rumor back in June of this year that stated the same thing and was shown to be a hoax. I was on another forum today and someone emailed Canidae today asking if their food contained either or acetaminophen and cyanuric acid and got a response from them. The response was: Thank you for coming to us for the real facts first. We assure you our foods do not contain the below mentioned, and we certainly understand your concern. Please examine the original person who started this rumor and what business he/she is involved in before making any conclusions about this statement. We appreciate your continued support and trust in our products.
I don't know Riley..it's hard to know what to believe anymore..I certainly hope it's just a rumor since that is the food I use for my three girls :( It just seems like such a strange thing to be found in dog food..I mean it would almost have to intentionally be put in there? Exper Tox and the FDA seem to have some problems working together. Exper Tox seems to find things that the FDA can't find at all. Exper Tox is saying that the FDA can't find these "toxins" because they are not testing the same samples that they tested. You would think that the main concern would be the animals..Why don't they test the same samples? Either it's in there...or its not. You have to note on the lab report that it says they can't verify the food tested is the actual product since it was recieved in a ziplock bag. The product was described or noted to be Canidae Food Composite.
Just started to buy some today. I am so glad I just stuck with Innova. True or not, its better safe than sorry. I even called Blue Buffalo and one other holistic pet food co. and they assured me they had no recalls. They didn't. Not until the next week. Upset was not even the word for it because Mandy and Tina was eating Blue Buffalo and Max had been eating the other. Can't remember the name of it but it was Life something or another. I thought they were safe with the holistic foods. Can't trust nothing nowdays.
Sadly, by the time they realize there is a problem and issue a recall, so many have already become sick or died. Its hard to trust what to feed ourselves anymore, let alone our pets.
Maybe i should just become a vegetarian and grow my own food. But then again, i am not one for digging in the dirt. If i came accross a bug of any sort, that alone would send me into cardiac arrest and kill me faster than any tainted store bought stuff. lol
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I emailed the company and got a canned response about how they built their extrusion mill in 1978 and how they are committed to making the best food available. When I clicked on the link in the original post, I noticed that the list also indicated that Innova had cyaluronic acid (wrong spelling sorry) and acetaminophen. So I checked out their website. They've had tests done at 3 different laboratories, 2 of which were US Davis and Espertox, and none of these contaminants were detected. So I think this is just someone who wants to create a big fuss and maybe put these small companies out of business...maybe an employee of Menu Foods perhaps? Ok, I'm being a little facetious but I would hope that if these companies really stand by their products, that they would immediately publicize any warnings so that no more dogs or cats, not to mention their owners, suffer.
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the lab report link says that the food was not brought in original package, but in a ziplock bag... i don't know what that means if anything. i feed my dogs canidae and i am terrified now. what should we do?
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Well I went out and bought another bag of Canidae yesterday. I have a hard time believing that Acetaminophen would be found in their product. Not to say that isn't possible..but the only explanation I can think of would be deliberate tampering of the sample. Until I hear otherwise I'll continue to use it...who's to say the next one I switch to will be "toxin" free either?
But then again, i am not one for digging in the dirt. If i came accross a bug of any sort, that alone would send me into cardiac arrest and kill me faster than any tainted store bought stuff. lol
ROFLMAO ... that is so me too.
back on topic =) my guys eat the canidae and i just bought a new bag today. if there is acetominophen in it, than they should put enough of it in there that i don't have to give salty arthritis meds anymore ( joking).
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At this point, we are still using Canidae. I don't know, but They emailed this to me:
Unfortunately, with the advent of the internet, forums and blogs, institutions and individuals can make anonymous claims which can be both true and false. CANIDAE is now being subjected to claims that our products may contain acetaminophen. We do not put acetaminophen in our products in any way, shape or form, nor is it used in any of our ingredients. Our products are made with ingredients from US suppliers; we do not use Chinese or other foreign suppliers.
There is one report by one unconfirmed laboratory that has given rise to these claims. That 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. We are not aware of any other private or government laboratory claiming to have found acetaminophen in pet food samples.
Nonetheless, CANIDAE takes any such allegation extremely seriously and is working hard to acquire as much factual information regarding these allegations as possible. We have already sent a battery of samples to be tested by the most current and reliable test methods available.
CANIDAE is committed to producing quality Dog and Cat Food. It is our commitment to provide your pets with safe, nutritious foods, free of wheat, corn and soy! It's the CANIDAE way!
Sincerely, Canidae Pet Foods
Indifference turns clarity into denial. ~Quan Tracy Cherry