Three companies are voluntarily pulling jerky treats from the shelves after the Food and Drug Administration warned of tainted jerky treats coming mainly out of China. Nestle Purina, Canyon’s Creek and Milo’s Kitchen have all issued voluntary recalls of their chicken jerky products, seen below.
Check your pantry for these treats and any others made in China. The treats are packaged as chicken tenders or strips made with chicken, duck, sweet potato or dried fruit, or any combination thereof. The vast majority of pets sickened and killed have eaten chicken jerky treats made in China.
Nearly 600 dogs and cats have died and roughly 3600 have been sickened since 2007, and the FDA still does not know why the treats are making animals sick. Salmonella, antibiotics, metals and pesticides have all been ruled out.
The best way to keep your pet safe is to eliminate jerky treats from his diet. If you think your pet has eaten tainted treats, see your vet immediately. The FDA released fact sheet with other tips to keep your pets safe.