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FDA Lab 3275

Feb. 5, 2009; Irvine, CA – An FDA chemist uses gas chromatography to measure levels of melamine in food samples. In March 2007, FDA learned that some pet foods were making cats and dogs sick; in fact, many died. An investigation led FDA to discover contaminants that were imported into the United States and used as ingredients in pet food. Ultimately, investigators linked the melamine contamination to other products. For more about food and food safety, see these FDA Consumer Updates:


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Taken on February 5, 2009