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.
The FDA has issued a FAQ on the Pet Food Recall last updated on August 1, 2007
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
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 SSL37@cornell.edu.