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Jerky treats linked to deaths of 1,000 dogs
Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 17, 2014 | Gail Smith

Posted on 05/18/2014 12:51:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are being linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints about animal illness, and, for the first time, sickness in three people who ate the products, federal health officials said Friday, according to nbcnews.com.

But Food and Drug Administration officials say they still can't identify a specific cause for the reported illnesses or deaths, despite seven years of tests and investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: china; chinachicken; dogfood; petfood; processedchicken
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The problem continues.
1 posted on 05/18/2014 12:51:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 12:52:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Anyone ever really seen a cesspool? Because when I say “China is the cesspool of the world” I wonder if anyone really understands how dangerous and disgusting it is


3 posted on 05/18/2014 12:56:09 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: All

“officials say they still can’t identify a specific cause”

maybe dried, chemically laced, meat byproducts just aren’t good for anyone.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 12:56:29 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Shimmer1

But then it has so much competition....any of the Arab states for instance.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not at my house it doesn’t.

My dogs love dried sweet potato slices.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 12:57:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*Why* are people still buying *any* of these toxic things for their dogs??

Mine have never even seen one of them and never will.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 12:58:40 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Our dogs never eat anything from China..just the occasional yams which they LOVE..and their wet food(WD and ID, special pooch food for dogs with sensitive tummies) and of course their dry food from the same company.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 12:59:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Shimmer1

I assume that they are made from executed criminals.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 12:59:32 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Slings and Arrows

Of note:

The US government has approved the practice of sending US raised chickens to China to be processed into prepared foods, then shipped back here labeled as “Made in the USA”


10 posted on 05/18/2014 12:59:35 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Salamander

Why is Costco still selling them? Wake up, Costco!!


11 posted on 05/18/2014 1:00:46 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: cripplecreek

My dog LOVES him some carrots. That’s about the only treat I will give him.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 1:00:52 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have been hearing about this for years now and still no answer. I’m starting to think they don’t want to find an answer. I only ever feed my girls treats from Blue Buffalo or Dinovite.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 1:02:14 PM PDT by KirbDog
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To: Salamander

Why is the FDA considering allowing chickens processed in China (in plants FDA inspectors an forbidden to inspect, no less!) to be sold in the US as American products?


14 posted on 05/18/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Solution: don't buy jerky treats made in China.

It's disgraceful that the "origin" of the product isn't always listed on the package, BUT, I know SOME brands do list "Made in USA" quite prominently on their pet products...it's a great marketing tool!

Don't know brands off-hand...I would have to check the cupboard, and that would wake up the dogs, and then they'd have to have a "treat", which isn't a good idea right now, LOL!

BTW...is there still a "doggie ping list" here somewhere? Years ago, "Hair of the Dog" (sic) had one...

15 posted on 05/18/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Probably for the profit they earn from people who feed these toxic things to their dogs.

I doubt CostCo really gives a rip beyond that.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What could possibly go wrong?


17 posted on 05/18/2014 1:03:12 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

It got approved?


18 posted on 05/18/2014 1:03:48 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: null and void

If they do, no chicken based foods will be allowed in this house.

Simple as that.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 1:04:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Bullish

Yep I always buy baby carrots for the dogs too.

They don’t digest great but the vet says its fine and they keep their teeth clean.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 1:04:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: null and void

Well, as I promised, no chicken here.

http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/05/usda-chickens-shipped-china/


21 posted on 05/18/2014 1:05:44 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Salamander

While they’re terrible for putting all manner of toxic things into the food and treats they manufacture, it’s not always China that’s the problem. “Greenies” were the worst, domestic if I’m not mistaken. There were and probably still are those organic dried chicken chips and strips. Both have led to far too many canine fatalities. Well-meaning family members gave Greenies as gifts, I bought the dried chicken chips myself. The dogs had a fit over the chicken, loved them. Weren’t so wild about the Greenies. I think they just don’t digest well and eventually lead to perforation, not any better than eating hard plastic in that regard. I had no problems with any of my dogs because of those. I would have felt very guilty if they had.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 1:05:51 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Slings and Arrows

Switch to Soylent Green. Makes for a better treat for you and your dogs.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I used to feed my pets older pet food, bought 6 or more months before feeding. I used to stockpile pet food, just as I’m storing food for the family in the event of an economic collapse or other catastrophe.

Now, I do it on purpose to safeguard my pet’s health.

Even the expensive premium brands are not exempt. I had older bags of Natural Balance grain free cat food when the first poisonings from China started. That was melamine in the rice that Natural Balance imported.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 1:06:14 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: cripplecreek

Our dogs love anything sweet potato related. Tonight we’re having shrimp and they are wild for shrimp skins. We also feed them barf. Bones and raw food... usually raw chicken. It’s the cooked bones that are dangerous and they never get those. We did stop the barf for a while because our son was living here and on medication that lowered his immune system. He has moved out now but we got out of the habit. Our dogs lost multiple teeth whereas before they had wonderful teeth so once a day now they get the barf. Occasionally Mr. Mercat will buy them rawhide chews but only those made in USA. Our dachshund steals them all and hides them around the house though. Mostly its science diet for older dogs. Our ACD is over 15. About 108, but still walks Mr. M two miles a day and chases toys.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 1:06:14 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: cripplecreek
My dogs eat anything I give them, lettuce, potatoes, bananas. If it is human food they love it.
26 posted on 05/18/2014 1:07:10 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: ChildOfThe60s
"Of note: The US government has approved the practice of sending US raised chickens to China to be processed into prepared foods, then shipped back here labeled as “Made in the USA”..."

Surely that can't be true??? It's the PROCESSING that's the problem?!!!

If it IS true, then Congress must stop/"repeal" that particular "rule"!

27 posted on 05/18/2014 1:07:10 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: Bullish; Slings and Arrows

Got two dogs that love tomatoes. Really surprised me.

It’s one of their most favorite foods.

Hope tomatoes aren’t a problem for dogs.

Do we know which particular brands of jerky treats? I want to avoid those brand(s).


28 posted on 05/18/2014 1:07:30 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 88keys

I’d like to be on that list as well.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I was shocked to hear a few days ago a story about a woman who purchased Jerky Treats from Costco that ended up killing her dog..I know Costco is known for selling everything but why sell any kind of dog food made in China, that is just a disaster waiting to happen


30 posted on 05/18/2014 1:09:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: F15Eagle

I’ve got one that loves tomatoes. He also loves pears and eats them off the ground under the pear trees in the yard.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 1:09:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We are importing over 90% of the seafood consumed now that Agenda 21 based fishing regulations have shipwrecked the American fishing industry.

I would be real careful about eating any imported fish or shrimp.

The Chinese govt. themselves admitted last week to widespread heavy metal contamination of their farmland.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 1:11:14 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Slings and Arrows

old news


33 posted on 05/18/2014 1:11:24 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Mercat

Where did your shrimp come from?


34 posted on 05/18/2014 1:12:14 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Mercat

Wow that reply took me by surprise.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: cripplecreek

Glad mine aren’t unique in that regard. Really surprised me.

I threw down a couple of spare tomatoes from my Subway sandwich a couple years ago and they gobbled them up.

Now, when I slice tomato, their tails go about 100mph.

And no, I haven’t been back to a Subway since they got all political joining up with Food Nazi Good-Food-For-Me-Not-For-Thee Moochelle.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 1:14:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It sounds like the producers and the government are “jerking” people around!


37 posted on 05/18/2014 1:14:24 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Salamander

NOTHING from China for my maltepoo babies. Lil girl loves raw green beans. Her dad doesn`t but I buy Picnic cat treats for both. Made in US and they get them occassionally. They love them.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 1:14:31 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: yorkiemom

The user you are looking for is Joe 6-pack. I’m going to ping him.


39 posted on 05/18/2014 1:16:32 PM PDT by KirbDog
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To: KirbDog

I see Slings and Arrows already did.


40 posted on 05/18/2014 1:18:12 PM PDT by KirbDog
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To: null and void

And would any of us be surprised to learn that US raised chickens are being eaten by the Chinese and they are sending their contaminated chickens back to us, with the USDA’s “Product of the USA” on them, of course. Who trusts this government?


41 posted on 05/18/2014 1:18:29 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cripplecreek

My little sky terrier seems to have no problem digesting the carrots and our vet has said it’s no problem for him.

I wouldn’t give my dog processed treats when a good natural treat like baby carrots is a far better and more healthy choice.


42 posted on 05/18/2014 1:18:47 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Salamander

I sell doggy treats for a living. ONLY use American made products. I could have imported many times and made a ton of money but haven’t ever for this exact reason


43 posted on 05/18/2014 1:18:52 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m so glad CONgress has decided to let a China process our chicken. What could go wrong?


44 posted on 05/18/2014 1:20:16 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Captain7seas

LOL, probably southeast Asia although we usually buy gulf. I forgot to check this time.


45 posted on 05/18/2014 1:20:41 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: windcliff

Which part? :-D


46 posted on 05/18/2014 1:22:36 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: 88keys; null and void; Salamander

http://www.khou.com/news/FDA-allows-US-chicken-processed-in-China-to-be-sold-here-245461691.html


47 posted on 05/18/2014 1:23:23 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I had someone give me a goody bag of treats for my dog a few Christmases ago. I threw the entire bag away because everything in it was made in China and it stunk to high heaven. I give my dog table scraps only along with his kibble.

China is a third-world nation which has zero respect for human life. I make sure to never buy anything made in China. It’s hard though.


48 posted on 05/18/2014 1:26:49 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s; null and void

THAT one should have the laughing tinfoil “who’s crazy now?!?!”

Holy cow


49 posted on 05/18/2014 1:27:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Why anyone would want to buy ANYTHING made or manufactured in China is beyond me. Chinese stuff is CRAP!


50 posted on 05/18/2014 1:28:09 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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