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Dog Treats Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Pet Center Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is voluntarily recalling 3-oz bags of Lamb Crunchys dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella was detected in a random sample by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. This product was distributed in… Continue Reading

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recalled For Salmonella Risk

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This article has been updated to include a Nov. 12 expansion of the recall into additional states.  Dog treats sold in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Tennessee are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were produced by Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats in Waleska, GA, and include chicken treats in various sizes… Continue Reading

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

Dog Treat Bull Strips Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Carolina Prime Pet, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 5-count packages of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips due to possible Salmonella contamination. The affected packages feature a UPC of 0-21130-42080-3 located on the back label. There are two affected lot codes: Lot Code 20082712 S3195 and Lot Code 20090312 S3195. Lot codes are located on a sticker on… Continue Reading

Consumers Urge FDA to Ramp Up Dog Treat Investigation

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should use the laws established by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act to prevent potentially harmful Chinese chicken jerky dog treats from reaching the market, said consumer group Food & Water Watch on Wednesday in a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg. The letter, co-signed by Mollie Morrissette… Continue Reading

China Sneaks its Chicken in on Man’s Best Friend

Opinion

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The Chinese chicken saga continues… On July 18, I attended a meeting at the USDA to get an update on the status of poultry exports to the U.S. from the People’s Republic of China. When I returned from the meeting, I saw an email alert from the Food and Drug Administration entitled, “Questions and Answers… Continue Reading

FDA Releases Data on Chinese Dog Treat Testing

Five years on, no solid answers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released data from five-and-a-half years of laboratory testing on Chinese-made chicken jerky dog treats — products that received heightened attention in 2007 and late 2011 following upticks in the 1,000 consumer complaints written to the FDA regarding sickened or dead dogs who consumed the treats. The bottom… 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