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Petco To Stop Selling Pet Treats Made In China
Breitbart ^ | 5/20/2014 | AP

Posted on 05/21/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by logi_cal869

NEW YORK (AP) — Petco said Tuesday that it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China by the end of this year due to ongoing fears that the imported treats are making pets sick. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to figure out why pets are getting ill from the treats since the agency began receiving reports of illnesses in 2007.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; dogtreats; jerky; madeinchina; petco
"By the end of the year"

Ok.

/s

Et tu, Costco?

1 posted on 05/21/2014 4:35:24 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: logi_cal869

China will just sell the ingredients to someone else who will sell them.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 4:36:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: logi_cal869

But the Chinese assure us that Chinese pet treats are made from real Chinese.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 4:37:14 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: logi_cal869

By the end of the YEAR???

How many dogs need to die between now and the end of the year???

Sheeesh!


4 posted on 05/21/2014 4:37:45 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: logi_cal869

Add this to the price of that cheaper foreign made stuff.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 4:38:41 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: logi_cal869

any consumable for humans or pets made in china should be banned.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 4:38:43 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: logi_cal869

Good grief. They’re still selling them? I’d assumed they’d stopped back when this story, and all those pet deaths, was first percolating, two or three years ago!

Never had much of an opinion of Petco one way or another, but this makes it a decidedly negative one.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 4:39:33 PM PDT by greene66
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8 posted on 05/21/2014 4:40:26 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: greene66

I have a news flash. Pet Smart’s dog treats are almost all made in China. I recently went down the dog chew aisle and looked on the back of every bag. China, China, China. I finally gave up and left the store.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: logi_cal869

Meanwhile... where does your garlic come from?


10 posted on 05/21/2014 4:42:12 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: logi_cal869

antiviral? wait. are they manufacturing antivirals in the same factories as treats?

All of these treats contain a packet of (whatever it is) that floats around in the bottom. Could these be leaking/leaching some (whatever it is) onto the treats?


11 posted on 05/21/2014 4:44:15 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: greene66
Good grief. They’re still selling them? I’d assumed they’d stopped back when this story, and all those pet deaths, was first percolating, two or three years ago!

2007 at least. The FDA entered into "negotiations" with China over it not that I quite understand what there is to negotiate about.

Unfortunately pets are the largely ignored canary in the coalmine and they'll have to seriously poison a lot of people in the USA before we wake up about it. They do have a history of poisoning people, usually in 3rd world countries where they aren't choosey about where food and medicine come from.
12 posted on 05/21/2014 4:46:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I don’t know if my sister buys dog-treats at PetCo or PetSmart or maybe somewhere else, but I just went and checked the three different bags of treats she’d gotten for her dog, out of curiosity. Two bags said made-in-USA and the third was from Canada.

My sister is generally pretty savvy on such things. Similarly, I avoid just about anything and everything labeled China.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 4:50:04 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Rodamala
Meanwhile... where does your garlic come from?

My backyard.

Garlic is not hard to grow and doesn't take up tons of garden space.

I've been growing it for a few years now and always have enough to get me through the year.

14 posted on 05/21/2014 4:51:32 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

please add me to your ping list.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 4:53:13 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: cripplecreek

I was amazed at how little news-media airplay one incident got a few years back, involving people being severely sickened/poisoned by vegetables from Mexico, I believe. Several deaths and many sicknesses. The news-media really didn’t seem all that bothered, and didn’t even cover it all that much. Certainly not with much if any alarm. But if this had happened in the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, the media would have raised holy hell! This is the kind of thing they used to go totally ballistic over.

However, with Obama the new prezzie, and all the lib world under a blanket of contentment, the whole issue seemed deliberately and consciously downplayed by the media.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 4:56:55 PM PDT by greene66
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To: metmom
We've had a particularly good year for morels and I've had the food dehydrator going almost constantly for nearly two weeks.

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I also started an asparagus bed last spring which I expanded this spring. I've also got Egyptian walking onions that grow every year. Looks like I can also count on the New Zealand spinach to come up every year too.
17 posted on 05/21/2014 4:58:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: logi_cal869
Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to figure out why pets are getting ill from the treats since the agency began receiving reports of illnesses in 2007.

FDA must be stupid if this is true. I figured it out years ago. That's why my dog is still alive.

18 posted on 05/21/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: greene66
I was amazed at how little news-media airplay one incident got a few years back, involving people being severely sickened/poisoned by vegetables from Mexico, I believe. Several deaths and many sicknesses.

Maybe the one that wiped out the Florida tomato crop that year as we waited two weeks for news that they came from Mexico.
19 posted on 05/21/2014 5:02:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Rodamala
"Meanwhile... where does your garlic come from?"

Exactly.

80% of the garlic consumed in the US comes from China although The Garlic Capital Of The World is in Gilroy, California.

Additionally, most of the (made from 100% fruit juice) juice contains about 80% apple juice that also comes from China....yup, apple juice is what's in most of the juices.

20 posted on 05/21/2014 5:12:16 PM PDT by blam
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To: greene66
"Good grief. They’re still selling them? "

Walgreens and Walmart both sell a LOT of treats made in China - one brand, Dingo, has all their treats made in China. Walgreens does have some made in the USA, but not many.

21 posted on 05/21/2014 5:16:35 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (In this world when the body can be taken at any moment, it would be wise to reconnect with your soul)
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To: logi_cal869

Any body and I mean any body who eats or feeds their pets Chinese made foodstuffs has a death wish. They are the masters of adulterated everything!


22 posted on 05/21/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Rodamala

I’m a few bare miles from “The Garlic Capitol of the World” - Gilroy, CA. 90% of the garlic in the local stores is from China.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 5:33:53 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: Rodamala

No kidding. I’ve noticed ‘canned goods’ showing up on shelves stating “Made in China”. Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms...appalling the FDA permits this.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 5:34:59 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Jimmy Valentine

You do know that the FDA has approved Chinese processing of American grown chicken, which will then be labeled “MADE IN USA” on our store shelves, don’t you?


25 posted on 05/21/2014 5:37:14 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

“You do know that the FDA has approved Chinese processing of American grown chicken, which will then be labeled “MADE IN USA” on our store shelves, don’t you?”

Because the Chinese also process all the US debt.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 5:40:12 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: logi_cal869

For my little pom, I’m buying HUMAN-CONSUMPTION Jerkey and cutting it into “treat” size. Only safe way to go I think. (And when I need a snack while on a walk, .... well ....)


27 posted on 05/21/2014 5:53:40 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I don’t know, the problems have made me look at human consumption jerky with a jaundiced eye.


28 posted on 05/21/2014 6:01:27 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: logi_cal869

I’ve been trying to determine if Purina Beggin’ Strips and Purina Beggin’ Poppers are in this category of potentially dangerous treats.

I’ve been looking in at the bags, but I cannot easily determine where or if they are manufactured in China.

I assume they are ok, because my dog has had many of each, and she’s fine, but this situation does have me concerned.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 6:03:51 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: cripplecreek

There’s poison ivy at the bottom right of that mushroom!


30 posted on 05/21/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Fai Mao

Yep, that’s the why, and also the why US inspectors are not permitted to set foot inside the Chinese plants.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 6:09:06 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: ViLaLuz

Yeah its all over the place here.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 6:16:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: logi_cal869

The wifes been making homemade dog biscuits for the boys,she puts just about anything in them. Very easy to make, cheaper and better than store bought.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 6:23:58 PM PDT by NH Red
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To: logi_cal869
Lost our Sheltie to renal failure. She loved the chicken strips from Costco. 3 months after we lost her Costco changed source if strips. Bag now featured an American flag and made in USA banner.

Where were the vets?.

34 posted on 05/21/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT by codder too
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To: MeganC

Soylent green? Orient Green?


35 posted on 05/21/2014 6:49:33 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I can just imagine dog treats made from what Chinese won’t eat.


36 posted on 05/21/2014 7:39:32 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope the poison ivy doesn’t rub off on the mushrooms. Can you imagine? That sure is a beautiful morel. You are blessed to have so many.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 9:11:20 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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