Purina Recalls Two Jerky Dog Treat Brands
Purina, a U.S. division of Swiss consumer products giant Nestle, recalled two brands of its dog treats made in China over concerns that the chicken jerky treats might contain traces of an unapproved poultry antibiotic.
The Associated Press (AP) reports that Purina PetCare’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brands of jerky dog treats may contain tiny amounts of the antibiotic, which is approved for use in China and the European Union but not in the U.S. No other Purina products are involved in the recall.
Purina claims the treats are safe for pets and were recalled out of caution. However, the recall comes in the wake of reports linking sick pets to Chinese jerky treats, especially those treats made with chicken. The AP writes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received a growing number of such reports in recent years.
Symptoms reported to the agency include gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea, as well as kidney problems.
The federal agency disclosed last September that it is investigating some 360 reports of dogs that died after eating jerky treats during the past 18 months.
Purina says that the current recall is not linked to the broad investigation being conducted by the FDA, reports AP.
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