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IAFP 2015: Pet Food Safety, Deadly Jerky Pet Treats, and Government Regulations

Salmonella contamination of pet food and pet treats is challenging the industry and leading to major operational changes, according to Robert Buchanan, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland. Buchanan, followed by a veterinary medical officer from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a pet… Continue Reading

FDA Update: 1,000+ Dog Deaths Potentially Linked to Chinese Jerky Treats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to investigate thousands of complaints about pet illnesses it has received since 2007 — mainly in dogs but also in some cats — and which may be associated with the consumption of pet jerky treats from China. So far, more than 1,000 canine deaths have been… Continue Reading