Dog Treats Recall: Purina’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, as well as Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers
In February, March, & April 2012, Tucson Tails wrote about the many complaints against this product and the failure of the FDA to recall Milo’s Dog Treats.
Now according to Food Safety News, the New York Department of Agriculture finds traces of unapproved antibiotics used on chickens that made its way into the Chinese-made food products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted 285 tests and couldn’t find any problems.
Since 2011, more than 1,000 pet owners in the U.S. have reported dogs falling ill or dying after eating Chinese chicken jerky treats. A similar spike occurred in 2007.
Both Purina and Milo’s Kitchen are voluntarily recalling chicken dog treats nationwide due to the potential that the products may contain trace amounts of residual antibiotics.
The recalled products include Purina’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, as well as Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers.
This is a disgrace that problems have allegedly existed for so long and nothing has been done until now. Why? Because it’s dog food and not people food? Why? Because the US doesn’t want to strain their relationship with China? Buyer beware; don’t buy dog treats made in China. Their standards are different. You can forget about those happy dog wagging commercials for home-style dog treats.
Feb. 24, 2012: The FDA continues to caution consumers about a potential association between the development of illness in dogs and the consumption of chicken jerky products. The products—also called chicken tenders, strips, or treats—are imported from China.
The FDA continues to receive complaints of sick dogs that their owners or veterinarians associate with eating chicken jerky products. FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers in September 2007.
March 13, 2012: The FDA has been cautioning the public about chicken jerky since 2007 and testing products but have come up with no contaminants. The FDA posted this fact sheet about chicken jerky treats from China on March 9, 2012.
“Of 22 “Priority 1” cases listed by the FDA late last year, 13 cited Waggin’ Train or Canyon Creek Ranch jerky treats or tenders, both produced by Nestle Purina PetCare Co., the records show. Another three listed Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, produced by the Del Monte Corp.
April 12, 2012: Finally, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Waggin’ Train LLC and Nestle Purina Petcare Company for their allegedly toxic chicken jerky treats sold at Wal-Mart.
Even though Nestle-Purina and Waggin’ Train LLC received complaints of more than 500 incidents for which dog treats containing chicken jerky imported from China were causing dogs to become sick or die – they did nothing but put a warning on their website.