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Old 12-28-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Reports of illnesses in dogs given chicken jerky treats have spiked dramatically following a new government warning about pet snacks made in China.


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Old 12-28-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Has anyone taken action when they see these treats stocked on store shelves?

Out of a general rule, I don't buy any pet product that is labeled as made in China. We've recently found a small independent pet supply store who posted a sign in her window "No Products From China". But I have seen the chicken treats at Walmart, asked to speak to the manager, and reported my concern. All I got from him was "thank you for bringing this to my notice" and the next week - still there on the shelf.

I kinda feel like printing the warning off and sticking it on the Walmart shelf, but doubt it would stay there long. I do, when I see people perusing the dog food/treat area, speak to them and warn them off the chicken treats.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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Out of a general rule, I don't buy any pet product that is labeled as made in China. We've recently found a small independent pet supply store who posted a sign in her window "No Products From China".
If you read the reports (and the British reports are actually more revealing) there is a issue that isn;t being oayed upo enough by the media and that is there is an equal proportonate number of illnesses from chicken jerky treats manufactured outside of china (US, Canada, Europe). Since those treats account for a very small number of products, illnesses and suspected deaths are also a very small number that tends to get lost on the whole picture. But the report is clear (including FDA, British Vet services, Canada's, Japans national testing labs and the various private labs) have found absolutely nothing wrong with the jerky treats that could cause any illnesses that have been reported. Nothing. So the thinking is that maybe the processing is causing something that is reacting with something else common and thats the cause. It may be a checmical or natural item used in the jerky process, it could be the bag, or maybe some ingredient that when combines with some common medication, or something along those lines. Canada has some reports of jerked beef products causing illnesses and British are reporting similar illness reports with certain jerky fish and lamb products. So until they find the trigger, it probably is wise to avoid any meat product that went through some jerky process.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Nearly 1,000 dogs reportedly have been sickened by chicken jerky pet treats from China, according to a new tally of complaints from worried owners and veterinarians submitted to federal health officials.

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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UPDATE:
In case the information isn't as important as it use to be, the FDA has added all jerked treats from outside the USA including those from canada and europe. The warnings apply to all jerked products from china as well as all chicken, duck, beef and sweet potatoe and other similar items from outside the USA

They still have no idea what is causing the illnesses or even if the treats are the actual cause, but it appears that they are focusing now on the irradiation process being used at the ports of entry into the USA and its effect on these treats. It's possibe that something mutates and becomes toxic when ingested where other common items were pressnt., The suspected lead track is that if there is a mutation after being irradiated, ingesting the product along with some very common suppliments and commercial treats with ceratin ingredients may be the issue.

They are also looking to see if the jerky treats are safe and that something else that mutated from the way it was manufactured is the culprit. Thats why they are looking at the sweet potatoe and other vegetable/fruit based products since they are irradiated twice.

This is starting to look similar to what happened a few years back when Australian started irradiatng cat food being imported into their country and suddenly cats were getting sick and dying from kidney issues when the mutated products interacted with common feline medications.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Land of Red
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In case the information isn't as important as it use to be, the FDA has added all jerked treats from outside the USA including those from canada and europe. The warnings apply to all jerked products from china as well as all chicken, duck, beef and sweet potatoe and other similar items from outside the USA

They still have no idea what is causing the illnesses or even if the treats are the actual cause, but it appears that they are focusing now on the irradiation process being used at the ports of entry into the USA and its effect on these treats. It's possibe that something mutates and becomes toxic when ingested where other common items were pressnt., The suspected lead track is that if there is a mutation after being irradiated, ingesting the product along with some very common suppliments and commercial treats with ceratin ingredients may be the issue.

They are also looking to see if the jerky treats are safe and that something else that mutated from the way it was manufactured is the culprit. Thats why they are looking at the sweet potatoe and other vegetable/fruit based products since they are irradiated twice.

This is starting to look similar to what happened a few years back when Australian started irradiatng cat food being imported into their country and suddenly cats were getting sick and dying from kidney issues when the mutated products interacted with common feline medications.
Thanks for posting an update PF.
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