What Our Government is NOT Doing About Chicken Jerky Treats

Source: Animal Fair

Manufacturers of chicken jerky treats that have been the cause of illnesses and death in thousands of pets have been given the green light to bring these products back to market, after they voluntarily withdrew them in January 2013.

The FDA states,

“We know that the illnesses and deaths reported are mostly linked to jerky pet treats sourced from China. Pet owners should be aware, however, that manufacturers do not need to list the country of origin for each ingredient used in their products.

This same watchdog agency “noticed a sharp drop in the number of complaints since several treat products were removed from the market.

Nestle Purina Pet Care, the parent company of Waggin Train, whose chicken jerky treats of the same name were found to contain high levels of illegal antibiotics by New York’s Department of Agriculture.

On average – half of the Chinese jerky treats tested by NY Department of Agriculture during December 2012 and January 2013 were adulterated.

Why didn’t FDA explain this to the public in October 2013?  Why didn’t the FDA tell the public that 50% of the Chinese treats NY Department of Agriculture tested were found to be adulterated?

The chicken jerky problem is merely a warning that self-reliance is more important than ever. You remember the pets dying in large numbers from eating kibbles all seemingly unrelated to one another in 2007?

Raw feeders didn’t have a problem in 2007.

Here’s a way to learn from the experts how to make your own raw food. And here’s a great source of excellent pre-made raw, shipped conveniently to your doorstep.

You need to be the smart one, the one who’s informed, educated, and making wise decisions for those pets you love and care for.

FDA Update: Nearly 600 Dogs Dead, Thousands Sickened in Connection to Chinese Jerky Treats By James Andrews | October 25, 2013

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Sources: Truth About Pet Food, Vital Animal & the Natural Path, Dogs Naturally Magazine

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6 thoughts on “What Our Government is NOT Doing About Chicken Jerky Treats

  1. It is so sad that we have to have such mistrust with the companies that produce food and treats for our pets. Companies that make food for humans are not much easier to trust. Self-reliance is a must these days.

    • so true! writing this blog has opened my eyes to many things I had no idea about. which is the point of my blog. to make pet owners aware and informed.

  2. Great article! I always make my own treats, and Tucker eats a lot of what we eat, as well as a high quality grain free kibble. When we move, and our lifestyle changes a bit, I would love to switch to raw.

    • I would feed my dogs raw if I could afford it. Hopefully that will be soon. 🙂 My dogs eat holistic kibble and their treats are mostly fresh fruit and peanut butter in their kongs, and healthy ppl food. my doggy looooves bananas. i am glad Tucker get quality kibble.

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