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UNITED PET GROUP VOLUNTARY RECALLS MULTIPLE BRANDS OF RAWHIDE CHEW PRODUCTS FOR DOGS DUE TO POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION

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  1. Jan

    I am SO GLAD (caps emphasis only) that you are going to D.C. to address the pet food industry in general. This has just got to end. It is beyond belief how these companies continue to get away with this, infecting and poisoning our animals. I’m now downright mad. When I read the article above, I was sickened by this recall and all I could think was “I’m SO glad Susan is heading to D.C. to address this continual problem within this industry.” Thank you so much for all you do.

  2. Jerry McClintick

    When I look for a treat to buy, one thing I look for is “made in the U.S.”. I see that these are listed as being made in Florida but also as being made at facilities in Mexico, Brazil and Columbia. So would those packages actually say made in the U.S. even though they weren’t? I know that looking for a made in the U.S. label by itself is useless in making a safe selection but can this not even be relied on as one piece of the puzzle because it’s actually not true?

  3. Mitch

    Thanks for the alert, Susan… I opened a pair of rawhide sticks from Castor and Pollux that had an odor, and threw them in the trash… That was about 7 months ago, in the range of early November 2016. I remember because there wasn’t snow yet, and the dogs only chew them outside…

    I was looking on the package for “Made in China”, even though I had purchased the brand several times…

    I haven’t bought rawhide since, and never will

  4. Peyton sinclair

    The American Beefhide claims to be made in the USA, is this a lie too?

  5. paponypal

    ANOTHER ARGUEMENT FOR LABELS BEING FALSE. ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE SOURCED AND MADE IN THE USA IF IT SAYS USA ON THE PRODUCT.

  6. Terri Christenson Janson

    yes, just because the label says MADE IN THE USA, does not mean the ingriedents were not sourced from China. You have to be very careful about the labeling they use. As a consumer you almost have to read between the lines. It should not be this way….! You also have to be careful as many packages say Distributed in the USA which can make some people think…Oh this is made in the USA.

    1. Anonymous

      Actually, legally there is a requirement that if the label says “MADE IN THE USA” substantially all the ingredients and parts must come from the USA. This includes the bags that are typically made in China. There have been multiple lawsuits on this very issue on the human food side and in other industries and only a few in pet (the latest against Big Heart Pet Brands which has Milkbone). California is the strictest. Perhaps more lawyers will take on the cases in the pet space. I sure hope so:
      http://www.drinkerbiddle.com/insights/publications/2017/04/lawsuits-continue-over-made-in-usa-labeling

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