Friday, March 9, 2012

Movement to Ban Chicken Jerky Treats Gains Momentum

The FDA has received some 600 complaints that chicken jerky treats from China are causing kidney disease, and in some cases death, in dogs across the U.S. But since extensive testing hasn't confirmed a contaminant, the FDA is only warning consumers about a possible problem. Newer tests, which are looking for heavy metal contaminants, are still pending.

Owners are pushing for further action, and one owner-geared Facebook group on the issue now has over 2,600 members (1).  The same group has posted a YouTube video that outlines the situation (2). One petition demanding the ban of jerky treats from China has acquired more than 3,300 signatures (3).

For more information, see the article posted today on the Food Safety (4).

  1. Facebook Group. Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made in China!
  2. YouTube Video. Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made in China! 
  3. Care2petitionsite. Ban All Poisonous Chicken Jerky Treats Imported From China
  4. Andrews, J. Dogs fall ill as owners, vets, and lawmakers blame treats from China. Food Safety News. March 9, 2012.

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