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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that pet food manufacturers list the ingredients in the order of weight, meaning that the first eight ingredients form the majority of the formula.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates personal care products differently from food and pharmaceuticals.
At one point, the FDA had issued an investigation into the Menu Food plants in New Jersey and Kansas where many of the product complaints had been linked.
Suspicions that this may indeed be the situation prompted the FDA to screen many of these pet foods for kidney-harming mold toxins.
The FDA has also mentioned that the use of melamine is still a controversy since inadequate research has been conducted as to the chemical's effect on animals.