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FDA tells USA Today number of pet deaths to remain unknown

by Therese on July 22, 2007

in Pet Food Recall, Pet Health, Pets

From today’s USA Today…

The number of dogs and cats killed by contaminated pet food recalled this year will probably never be known, the Food and Drug Administration says.

The FDA received a record 18,000 consumer calls after the largest pet-food recall ever started in mid-March. Officials said in May about half alleged a pet death.

But tying a pet death to the food requires information such as test results from pets’ tissue and blood samples, which the FDA doesn’t have in most cases, it says.

“The sad truth is that we will probably never know with any confidence the number of animals that fell victim to the pet-food poisoning,” says FDA spokeswoman Julie Zawisza.

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AuthorMomWithDogs July 23, 2007 at 1:34 pm

This has all been so very sad.

On a happier note, thank you so much for the award you gave me. I really appreciate it. I gave you another one — even though I know you were already given it — because I wanted to add you to my list.

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