Sunday, November 27, 2011

WARNING!! Recall on Chicken Jerky Treats!

This was posted on facebook earlier today...

"WARNING!!!!! It was on Fox news earlier that 70 dogs have died as a result of eating chicken jerky treats made from chicken that has come from China. Kingdom Pets brand from Costco is one of them. Also certain Blue Buffalo brand pet foods have a recall for the same thing. Please re post and make sure all your doggie friends are aware of this..... Just passing this on."

I did some research on and can't confirm these allegations.  The details sound suspiciously like the 2007 problems, not any current problems with that brand of chicken jerky, and the only current recall of Blue Buffalo was due to their putting toxic levels of vitamin D in some lines.

Here are my thoughts:  Almost all commercial pet foods and treats use some ingredients from China. Often the food maker doesn't even know because they buy processed products such as potato powder or rice protein powder from the cheapest vendor which may have bought it from another supplier who bought it from China. There is no regulation in tracing these items as long as they are not for human consumption. The only way you can be 100% sure of what goes in to your pets' food is if you make it yourself!! If you are interested in trying to make treats or dog food for your pet check out Maddie's Monday Munchies!!! and Maddie's Monday Munchies! Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.

Has anyone else seen this post and did you find any truth to it?  Please share your thoughts!

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