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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I just read an article today that said these are killing pets that eat them.  I don't buy any of those treats from China for this reason.  Just thought I'd let everyone know.

post #2 of 19

I would be wary about buying cat food from China, since the melamine poisoning a few years ago.

post #3 of 19

Was this the article? Very concerning.

 

 

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm371413.htm

post #4 of 19

On the local TV news where I live, they mentioned it. Not only will I not feed any cat food from China to my cat, I won't eat any human food raised in or manufactured in China for export either.

post #5 of 19

Yes, it was on the "Today Show" here in the U.S. just yesterday morning I think. It's about time. Complaints about jerky treats have been going on for YEARS and the FDA isn't doing anything about it. I've been following Susan Thixton's (from TruthAboutPetFood.com) advocacy efforts, and she's spent a lot of time on this. Some die-hard pet health advocates actually stand in the aisles at stores that sell Chinese jerky treats and deter people from buying them.

post #6 of 19

I don't understand why people are still buying anything from China to feed to pets...

post #7 of 19

It's only the chicken and duck it seems, but still not going to ever use this company again

 

http://www.catswell.com/qualityassurance

post #8 of 19
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I don't understand why people are still buying anything from China to feed to pets...

 

Ignorance? Glad this is getting a lot of press though!

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

It's amazing just how much stuff we buy that's made in China that's hazardous to humans and pets.  I'm a label reader and try not to buy any kind of food, toys or treats that's made in China.  Really scary. 

post #10 of 19

There are a whole lot of treats on the list :( I think the best bet these days is to buy a dehydrator and do it yourself.

post #11 of 19

To make matters worse, the USDA has recently approved chicken from China to be imported to the U.S (for humans!).

post #12 of 19
So glad this has finally made the 'big time' news reports. Reports of deaths and illness from Jerky Treats in particular have been occurring for several years now and I never understood why the story was only mentioned on alternative news sites frown.gif
Many pets could have been saved if this info had been more widespread or the product recalled ages ago.

Also, as well as chicken from China, Smithfield recently got approved to raise pigs in China. Not sure which market this meat is intended for, but I am pretty sure Smithfield does the majority of their selling in the US.
post #13 of 19

I"m really upset about Smithfield. It's always been my fav bacon! So good. Will no longer be purchasing :(

post #14 of 19

Do you really wanna feed your cat.. cat? haha

post #15 of 19
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Do you really wanna feed your cat.. cat? haha

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post #16 of 19
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Do you really wanna feed your cat.. cat? haha

 

What can I say? It's a cat-eat-cat world.

post #17 of 19

This outbreak (which they still haven't figured out what the problem is) has finally convinced the FDA to do something.  Not that I'm too confident about it actually doing anything.

post #18 of 19

The illegal antibiotic sulfaclozine was found in Dogswell treats (Catswell was also recalled). Here's the latest progress report from Susan Thixton:

 

http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/jerky-treat-progress-report

post #19 of 19
Hmm..One of my cats takes the antibiotic Sulfasalazine, which sounds similar. I hope it's not dangerous.
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