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I wasn't sure where to post this but I figured that I should post it somewhere because I know there are people who use this brand of dog food here.  

This came in as a post with a Yahoo group that I am a member of.   I didn't see it on Snopes, so it may be true however I can't guarantee that.  But given the recent big dog and cat food scare, it certainly is worth looking into.  The person who posted this said it came from someone who works at a shelter who is also a rescuer with a different breed.  I am copying and pasting word for word.  

A friend bugged me until I sent samples of the dog foods I feed (Canidae & California Natural) to be tested.  The lab called with preliminary results Friday, and said not to feed either food until they ran separate tests on the CA Natural (lamb & rice puppy & adult) and Canidae (Original and Lamb/Rice).  They had mistakenly combined my two separate samples and run one test instead of two.  Got the final results yesterday--the Canidae is contaminated with acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol.  Acetaminophen is immediately fatal in cats, and if fed to dogs over a period of time will cause terminal liver & kidney damage.  I'm still in shock.  

If you know anyone who feeds Canidae, have them look closely at the dates stamped on the bottom of the sack.  It's hard to find.  Here's what's stamped on the sacks I had tested:  Canidae Original RM 7/7/07, use by 7/7/08; Canidae Lamb & Rice L&R RM 7/6/07, use by 7/6/08.

Perhaps someone else will pay the big price ($250/test) to test the original and lamb/rice separately to see if either or both are contaminated.   I called my dealer yesterday and she's going to call the company.  This is scary--that the problems also exist with top brands of dog food.
 

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I became aware of this on Friday and sent an email to Canidae.  For what it's worth, I received a response today with their assurance that their products do not contain acetaminophen.

The originator of this posting has been asked to post the lab results by another site but as far as I know, hasn't as yet done so.   If anyone else has any more recent information, please share.
 

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Now this post just came through a Yahoo Group:

This is a hoax that is circulating the Internet.  I called Canidae Customer Service and no lab has tested any Canidae product with this result.  In addition, they do not manufacture this dog food on weekends, and both the manufacture dates given (7/6/07 and 7/7/07) are weekend dates.

Maybe eventually we will be seeing this one on the Snopes website.
 

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Thanks for that info.  I've been following this post in another thread and there are a couple of things that are incorrect about it.  Canidae does not make an "Original" forumula, ExperTox never listed Canidae as one of the contaminated foods, just that they found the pain killer in a sample that someone sent in and this is at best third hand information, "a friend of a friend."   From what I can tell, this is nothing but a vicious rumor to panic already nervous pet owners.  A very cruel hoax.  You can search for Acetaminophen and Canidae and read the rest of the posts and the FDA's response.
 

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Here's Canidae's most recent (to my knowledge) response to the allegations:

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 committed to producing quality Dog and Cat Food. It is our commitment to provide your pets with safe, nutritious foods, free or wheat, corn and soy! It
 
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