The FDA has warned for years that there is a potential association between dogs eating chicken jerky products and serious illnesses, even death. A minimum of 600 dogs have come down with mysterious illnesses that could potentially be linked to chicken jerky treats that were made in China. The FDA warnings started in 2007 and the most recent was late last year.
Three Popular Brands Implicated with Serious Sicknesses
- Waggin’ Train
- Canyon Creek Ranch
- Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats
Of the treats above, the first two are manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare Co. and Milo’s is manufactured by the Del Monte Corp. There are complaints posted by veterinarians and pet owners but either a brand was listed only once or no brand was mentioned.
No FDA Recall of Chicken Jerky Dogs Treats
There has been no specific recall because “a definitive cause has not been determined,” FDA officials said in a statement. Both Nestle Purina and Del Monte officials have come out and said their treats are safe. FDA regulators say repeated tests have shown no absolute tie to any brand or manufacturer.
Siobhan DeLancey, an FDA spokeswoman invites people to submit complaints and even samples of the potentially dangerous chicken jerky. “The more information we have, the more likely we can find a link”, Delancey indicated.
The FDA is under scrutiny for not recalling any products as of yet but without a definitive link, a recall will not happen. The FDA does indicate that the companies suspected of having contaminated products are free to voluntarily recall their products as any time.
Since I do not see that to be very likely, make sure to report a Pet Food problem directly to the FDA by clicking here.
With so many warnings and complaints questioning the safety of chicken jerky treats for dogs, are you afraid to feed them to your dog?
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