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  1. Jessica

    Have you tried contacting the NY State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets for information it found regarding the treats? The FDA indicated in its statement about the Nestle Purina recall that it was in contact with the NYS Dept. so why wouldn’t the FDA have the information on the antibiotic residue found which apparently caused the recall? None of this makes any sense!

  2. Larry

    I STILL cannot prove it but I STILL think Eukanuba (Iams) killed my dear little Ickis and Shorty. It disappeared from shelves shortly before Ickis’ kidneys failed completely [out of the blue]. There is now a gaping hole in my soul and all I do now is wait till I join them. soon.

  3. Mollie Morrissette

    I had a doozie of a time trying to figure out the regulatory kerfuffle myself, without Susan’s help I couldn’t have done it.

    Imagine what it’s like for the average Jane consumer? A nightmare.

    I agree, it should have not been classified as a Class III recall. At the very least a Class II.

    I wrote an earlier piece on the sulfonamide hypersensitivity link to the CJT issue on PP, in addition to the one Susan mentioned above (Thanks Susan!): http://www.poisonedpets.com/nestle-purina-claims-illegal-drugs-found-in-waggin-train-chicken-jerky-pet-treats-not-a-problem/

    Meanwhile, Mom came back from Safeway yesterday (madder than a wet hen) and told me the product is still on the shelves. I’m going to march myself down there today and load up that stuff in a grocery cart and make the store manager remove it. It was recalled nine days ago! What on earth is the hold-up?

    Disgraceful…

    More TK…

  4. Gina

    FYI-FDA and industry are not associating the antibiotic tainted treats to all of the Chinese jerky compliants. Two separate incidents, and I agree on that it is not likely the cause of the larger toxicity.

    1. Kelley

      Let’s ask this question: Speaking in the present tense, and not in the past, if the Chinese are injecting the import product with a substance that is not recognized as being compliant (or legal) by US government agency standards, and corporations buy it to re-sell it to the public, does the FDA and government agencies consider this the same thing as if the corporations produced a product with the same substance in order to sell it to the public?
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      I fear that this is the only discussion going on in the corporation’s legal department, rather than whether or not the substance is even toxic, or has the potential to affect pets. In other words, any caution being exercised is in the interest of protecting the corporation rather than the pet.
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      “Recall” is a red flag word (easily Google’d and it does aggravate an already accumulating reputation for previous incidents. It also implies a bit of guilt or wrong doing. While the word “Withdraw” is almost invisible, is less searchable and less memorable. I don’t think there is much mystery as to why these corporations are using semantics to their advantage and fly below the radar whenever possible. Serving the best interest of the consumer, however expedient and preferable the action should be, is about the last thing on their mind!

    2. Allison Nicolas

      Even if it’s not the cause of the larger toxicity problem there are still pets ingesting antibiotics when they shouldn’t be. My lab suffers from severe yeast infections and antibiotics are a major problem as they kill all her good bacteria allowing the yeast to thrive. Pets can also develop a resistance to antibiotics if given too often making them not work properly when they are really needed. I don’t feed my dogs prepackaged treats like these but I feel bad for those that do because the look of these treats is deceiving…they look meaty and natural…but who knows what’s really in them. A nice fresh piece of free range, antibiotic and hormone free meat would be a better treat don’t you think?

  5. Gina

    Bigger issue is that this stemmed from YUM! brands having to recall chicken products due to the same antibiotics that were being included in people food (good parts went to human consumption, byproducts diverted to petfood). Chinese poultry company of course. Please note that in the US all major poultry producers perform antibiotic testing, the same cannot be said for Chinese producers.

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  7. Richard Backe

    It now 2016 and the ‘all natural Milos steak grillers list Propelyene glycol as the third ingredient, really a harmful chemical . This is wrong. Are they deliberately trying to kill my dog..

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