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FDA Update: Nearly 600 Dogs Dead, Thousands Sickened in Connection to Chinese Jerky Treats

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Approximately 580 dogs have died and 3,600 reported sick in a mysterious connection with consuming Chinese jerky treats, according to a new update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The problems date back as far as 2007, when FDA first began receiving a higher volume of reports of dogs exhibiting symptoms such as decreased… Continue Reading

NH Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Chicken Jerky for Dogs

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At least 21 people in New Hampshire have fallen ill with Salmonella in an outbreak connected to Joey’s Jerky brand chicken jerky, a product made for dogs. The product has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Kritters Kitchen Kreations. The contaminated jerky was sold at the following six stores in New Hampshire: America’s Pet in Hudson,… Continue Reading

Purina, Milo’s Kitchen Recall Dog Treats for Unapproved Antibiotics

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Both Purina and Milo’s Kitchen are voluntarily recalling chicken dog treats nationwide due to the potential that the products may contain trace amounts of residual antibiotics. The recalled products include Purina’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, as well as Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers. On Monday, the New York State… Continue Reading

2012 Reader’s Choices: Most Popular Food Safety News Stories

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Editor’s Note:  With only a few days of 2012 remaining, it’s time to take a look back at the year.  That’s what we will be doing today and tomorrow. We are going to begin with your choices for 2012, those stories that drew the most readership at Food Safety News.   We are calling these the… Continue Reading

Three Main Brands Tied to Chicken Dog Treat Illnesses

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Nestle Purina PetCare Co.’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch jerky treats or tenders, and the Del Monte Corp.’s Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats were the brand names most often cited by pet owners and veterinarians in complaints to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about illnesses possibly linked to dog treats made from chicken,… Continue Reading

Dogs Fall Ill As Owners, Vets and Lawmakers Blame Treats from China

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When Maria Higginbotham couldn’t find the usual dog treats she buys at her local Target store back in early January, she decided to instead buy some brand-name chicken jerky dog treats for Bandit, her 3-year-old rat terrier. Four days later, Bandit collapsed on the floor. He was soon experiencing bloody diarrhea, and by the time… Continue Reading

More on Chicken Jerky Pet Treat Alert

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FDA is warning pet owners that chicken jerky products imported from China may be associated with the development of Fanconi-like syndrome in dogs who have been fed the treats on a regular basis. In the last 12 months, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has logged an increase in the number of complaints filed by dog… Continue Reading

FDA Issues Warning on Chicken Jerky for Dogs

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Pet owners should be aware that chicken jerky products from China may be associated with reports of Fanconi-like syndrome in dogs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned. The FDA issued the following alert: Chicken jerky products should not be substituted for a balanced diet and are intended to be fed occasionally in small… Continue Reading