FDA warns pet owners about dangerous jerky treats, asks owners and vets to report problems

  • Article by: MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 23, 2013 - 6:27 PM

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats, and officials are hoping pet owners and veterinarians can help them figure out what exactly may be causing the illnesses.

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forstadiumOct. 23, 13 6:59 PM

It may help A LOT if manufacturers of the treats in questions were listed. Reporter missed the boat on this story. ABC's of reporting Who, What and When.

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brettineaganOct. 23, 13 8:09 PM

Once again, here we are, largest producer and exporter of food in he world, and we're importing poisoned food from China because it's "cheaper". I lost two cats to this nonsense 7 years ago. You'd think those (American pet food) companies would learn.

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jimiekOct. 23, 13 8:30 PM

Thats why WE have a USDA and an FDA.

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mnpikeyOct. 23, 13 9:53 PM

USDA regulates food imported to the USA also. Its a failure on their part.

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martiankingOct. 23, 1310:18 PM

I lost a cat due to the melamine that the Chinese were dumping in the imported cat food. The FDA has had their power and oversight cut under the guise of cost cutting and government downsizing pushed by fiscal conservatives. You people that want to rely on the marketplace to regulate itself, well, this is what you get. Garbage dumped on us by unethical producers that are not regulated.

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trajan1226Oct. 24, 13 4:39 AM

What do you expect from a bunch of Chinese who'd rather eat your dog than feed it. If I've learned anything from watching Frontline, if it says "Made in China" avoid it like the plague...because it probably is.

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davehougOct. 24, 13 7:33 AM

NOBODY off-shores manufacturing to increase quality.

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