Jan 09 2013

Chicken Jerky Dog Treat Recalls

Two retailers of chicken jerky dog treats in the States have voluntarily recalled several brands. This is after New York state agriculture officials said they may be contaminated with unapproved antibiotics.

The findings have… been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however at this time, “There is no indication that the trace amounts of antibiotic residue is related to FDA’s ongoing investigation” into reports that chicken jerky treats are linked to pet deaths, indicated Keith Schopp, spokesman for Nestle Purina.


The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has contacted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to inquire if there is also a voluntary recall of jerky treat products in Canada.

The CVMA will continue to monitor the situation and will send follow-up information when it is available.

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