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Pet Food Recall

Thank you for visiting the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. We have set-up the following information guidelines on the recent pet food recall.

CrystalsThe FDA has issued a FAQ on the Pet Food Recall last updated on August 1, 2007

Press Releases

Cornell's Dean Smith confirms presence of pet food contaminant, melamine, at Washington, D.C., press briefing   Article: April 5, 2007

Cornell Scientists identify melamine in recalled pet food and in samples from affected cats   Article: March 30, 2007

Veterinary researchers seek to confirm presence of toxins   Article: March 27, 2007

Other Resources from Cornell

Information for Pet Owners   PDF document

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) at Cornell University offers sympathy to the families of those adversely affected cats and dogs. For information, review the linked PDF document.

Information for Veterinarians   PDF document

The Toxicology Laboratory of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) routinely offers toxicology testing on samples. Whenever a food item is suspected to be related to a suspect toxicosis, ample samples of the food should be retained for possible further testing. At this time, we are not encouraging the submission of additional samples for testing by veterinarians, as large selection of samples are already available for a wide battery of tests. For more information and testing fees and details, review the linked PDF document. Lab Analysis

Information for the Media

For media inquiries, including request for expert interview; photos; toxicology b-roll with SOTs; satellite feed coordination, contact the Cornell Press Relations Office at (607) 255-3024 or

Visit the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Web sites for comprehensive, regularly updated information regarding the Menu Pet Foods Recall: ACVIM | AVMA