(PET FOOD RECALL) The FDA’s investigation into chicken, duck, and sweet potatoes jerky treats and chew treats, including rawhide, for dogs from China has yet to give consumers an answer to why their dogs are sick.  Pet food brands such as Purina, Publix, Del Monte, Costco and other brands of pet treats are voluntarily recalling their treats, though the FDA still doesn’t know why the dog treats are causing pets to get sick. The government agency has reportedly received more than 3,600 complaints of dogs and cats becoming sick, particularly gastrointestinal illnesses. The FDA has issued a warning for all pet food treats made in China. But pet guardians should be aware that pet food manufacturers are not required to list the country of origin for each ingredient used in their pet products.

Here’s Global Animal’s list of recent jerky treat recalls and pet foods, by brand, recalled by the FDA in 2013. Please consider sharing this information with family and friends who also have pets.

List of dog Jerky Treats from China Recalls, Pet Food Recalls and sick dogs
Amidst the recalls of dog jerky treats and pet chews made in China, know what to feed your pets and what not to feed your pets to keep your dog or cat healthy.

JERKY TREAT RECALLS BY BRAND & PRODUCT TYPE:

Nestle Purina’s: Waggin’ Train Jerky Treats or Tenders

Nestle Purina’s: Canyon Creek Ranch Jerky Treats or Tenders

Del Monte Corp’s: Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats

Del Monte Corp’s: Chicken Griller Home-Style Dog Treats

Publix stores recalled their own brand of : Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats

IMS Pet Industries Inc.: Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treats sold in the US

RECENTLY ADDED:

Dogswell/Catswell: Duck or Chicken Jerky Teats with the “Best Before” date of  January 2015 (or any earlier date) [added October 28,2013]

Joey’s Jerky: Chicken Jerky, due to salmonella bacteria [added October 29, 2013]

 

FDA RECALLED PET FOODS IN 2013 BY DATE, BRAND & PET FOOD PRODUCT:

September 04, 2013 — Hubbard Feeds Inc. Announces an Expanded Voluntary Recall of Hubbard Life Homestead FastGrow Poultry Feed in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, Due to Elevated Calcium

August 30, 2013 — Nestle Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Rise

August 26, 2013 — Goldenfeast® Inc. Recalls Bird Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley

August 14, 2013 — P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

July 02, 2013 — Hubbard Feeds Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall in Indiana and Michigan Due to Potentially Elevated Calcium and Phosphorus in Medicated Poultry Feed

June 18, 2013 — Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to a Possible Health Risk

June 12, 2013 — Hartz Mountain Corporation is Voluntarily Recalling One Specific Lot of 1.2 oz. Size of Wardley Betta Fish Food Due to Possible Health Risk

May 15, 2013 — Rural King Recalls Deer Corn Because of Possible Health Risk

May 02, 2013 Bimeda Inc. on Behalf of Manufacturer Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sterile Solutions Due to Concerns Regarding Sterility and Possible Health Risk

April 19, 2013 — Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

April 18, 2013 — Merit Bird Company, LLS Recalls Vitae Because of Possible Health Risk

April 10, 2013 — Cargill’s Animal Nutrition Business Conducts Voluntary Recall of Lamb Feed

April 03, 2013 — Bravo! Issues a Voluntary Recall for Three Raw Frozen Food Diet for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

March 29, 2013 — Natura Pet Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

March 18, 2013 — Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

March 13, 2013 — Bravo! Recalls 2 lb Tubes of Chicken Blend-Raw Frozen Food Diet for Dogs and Cats (One Lot Code) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

March 10, 2013 — Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals and 4health Dry Cat Food Formulas Voluntarily Recalled Due to Possibility of Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

March 07, 2013 — Diggin’ Your Dog Recalls Strippin’ Chicks Pet Treats Distributed in Colorado and Nevada Due to Possible Salmonella Hazard

March 07, 2013 — Steve’s Real Food Recalls Turducken Canine Recipe Patties Because of Possible Health Risk

March 06, 2013 — Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Woofers Dog Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

March 05, 2013 — Cargill’s animal nutrition business conducts voluntary recall of select mineral product used in ruminant feed

February 27, 2013 — United Pet Group Inc., Voluntarily Withdraws “Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets,” “eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets,” “eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches,” and “eCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels” Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

February 22, 2013 — Hy-Vee Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Dog Food Products

February 21, 2013 — Kasel Associates Industries Recalling Certain Pet Treats Due to Salmonella Contamination

February 21, 2013 — The Honest Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lots Of Verve®, Zeal®And Thrive® Products Due To Possible Health Risk

February 20, 2013 — Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Products Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

February 19, 2013 — Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

February 19, 2013 — Kasel Associated Industries Recalls All Products Manufactured at its Denver, Colorado Facility from April 20, 2012 thru September 19, 2012 Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

February 15, 2013 — Nature’s Variety Issues Voluntarily Recall of One Batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula for Dogs & Cats Due to Possible Health Risk

January 28, 2013 — The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs

January 09, 2013 — Milo’s Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers Home-style Dog Treats

[ Correction: Natura was incorrectly included as one of the brands that makes jerky treats. Natura’s four instances of recalls in 2013 were for various pet foods, not jerky treats, and are listed above.]

 

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah, same here. Two dogs dead, one recovered after eating the Chinese duck treats from Costco. On my complaint, Costco Punts to Distributor. Distributor praising the quality of their supply chain and claiming their products are great. They should be in jail.

  2. Our beloved Bichon died 3 weeks ago after being sick for nearly 2-3 months. The Vet said she had kidney, liver failure. It all started with chicken treats that hubby brought home. She only ate one or 2 of them and I never connected the illness to them, threw the bag out so don’t know what brand it was. Also I fed her Innova, other so called “natural, organic” dry kibbles which might have been on a recall list, I threw them out before I saw the news about the recalls.
    I always made her food the 7 years of her life – chicken, rice, carrots, blueberries & vitamins. She lost her appetite soon after the treats, so I tried Cesar brand to see if she liked that which made her more sick than she already was. Long story short, she was skin and bones, bloody stools, bloated stomach, and there was nothing the Vet could do.
    I only wish I’d have known about those treats and all the recalls before she got sick.
    My advice, stick to home cooked food that you know is safe for your pets.

  3. I will never understand why we allow human or animal food to be made in third world countries. They don’t have the safety standard we have here and use some questionable ingredients. I don’t have a pet now, but my son has one that has suddenly gotten sick. This dog is his family.

  4. Are del monte canine carry outs safe? I called the number on bag to ask if they have been recalled and just received message that all their dog products are distributed from San Francisco , CA. BUT ARE THEY SAFE?

    • Hi CJ, the only Del Monte recalls thus far are:
      Del Monte Corp’s: Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats

      Del Monte Corp’s: Chicken Griller Home-Style Dog Treats

      Although I would still be cautious with any type of food you are feeding your pet.

    • Hi Jan, the only Del Monte recalls thus far are:
      Del Monte Corp’s: Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats

      Del Monte Corp’s: Chicken Griller Home-Style Dog Treats

      Although I would still be cautious with any type of food you are feeding your pet.

    • And are we sure the kibble is safe? If you check pet food recalls, there are several dry dog foods on this years list. There were other foods earlier in the year.
      Know where your dogs food is made. Not easy, as some good foods purchase supplements from companies out of the USA.
      The safest, most nutritious treats are unseasoned human foods, like chicken, beef, eggs, cheese, pork, etc.