2013 Recall of Chicken Jerky Treats for Dogs by Nestle-Purina & Milo’s Kitchen
January 9, 2013 – We want our current customers and all dog and cat lovers to be aware of the following pet food industry news relating to a new voluntary recall of chicken jerky treats for dogs. Whatever your beliefs on the matter and the associated safety of your pets, please be aware of the situation.
Nestle Purina and Milo’s kitchen have voluntarily recalled their chicken jerky products after the New York Dept of Agriculture found antibiotics in the chicken jerky treats. The brand names Waggin’ Train, Canyon Creek Ranch, and Milo’s Kitchen were all affected by the recall.
Trace amounts of the antibiotics discovered are used widely in China and the European Union but have not been approved for use by the FDA in the United States. Both companies made statements reflecting their beliefs that even though the products had been adulterated they were still safe for consumption by pets.
This is not the first time that these two companies and the aforementioned products have been at the center of negative publicity. The FDA has received numerous complaints from dog owners regarding chicken jerky treats for dogs in 2007, 2008, 2011 and now 2013 in regards to these jerky items and treats making their pets sick. At this point in time scientists have been unable to conclusively link these treats to the corresponding negative health issues that have seemingly been brought on by consumption of said jerky treats.
If you would like detailed information on the safety and production of chicken jerky treats for dogs and other pets, please click this link.
If you have any questions about the contaminated treats, please contact the FDA or the companies directly at the phone numbers listed below.
Consumers with questions about Milo’s Kitchen jerky products can get further information at 1-877-228-6493.
For information on Nestle Purina jerky items, call the Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-982-0704.