Toxic Chinese Jerky Treats Kill 1000 Pets

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  1. BethSucks

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    Beth will now have Consuela taste all the food before giving it to the animals:


    REUTERS
    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats, according to a recent update from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


    The agency said that since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats. The majority of the symptoms reported include gastrointestinal or liver disease, and about a third were linked to kidney and urinary disease.


    About 10 percent of the illnesses included other signs such as neurologic, dermatologic, and immunologic symptoms, and about 15 percent of the kidney and urinary disease cases also tested positive for Fanconi syndrome – a rare kidney disease also associated with the pet deaths.


    The FDA is still unsure of the specific cause for the reported illnesses and deaths, but most cases reportedly occurred after the pets had eaten chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats imported from China. No specific brands were recalled in the FDA's latest release, but Dr. Jonathan Levine, an associate veterinarian at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in New York City, said owners should always check the labels of whatever foods they give their pets.


    “Always be aware of what you're buying and where it's coming from,†Levine said.


    Yet that may not always be enough to keep pets safe; products stamped “Made in the USA†could still contain ingredients sourced from China or other countries, the FDA warned.


    In 2007, some pet food companies voluntarily removed some jerky treats from the market. But, at the time, the FDA said it didn't want to issue a recall without a definitive cause. Those products included Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky Treats and Chicken Grillers, made by Del Monte, and Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, made by Nestle Purina.


    The FDA has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to figure out what foods may be contributing to pet disease. The study will compare the foods eaten by sick dogs to those eaten by dogs who haven’t gotten sick, in order to determine if the jerky is really the culprit.


    So far, testing of jerky pet treats from China revealed low levels of antibiotics as well as the antiviral drug amantadine in some chicken samples. Although FDA-approved for pain-control applications in humans and in dogs, the agency prohibited its use in poultry in 2006 to help preserve its effectiveness.


    The FDA does not believe amantadine contributed to the illnesses, as the side effects of the drug do not correlate with the symptoms seen in the pets; however, amantadine should not be present at all in jerky treats.


    Chinese authorities have agreed to conduct additional screenings and follow up with jerky treat manufacturers, and the FDA has notified U.S. treat makers of the presence of amantadine in some jerky products. The agency will also continue testing these products for drugs and other antivirals.


    The FDA cautioned pet owners that jerky pet treats are not required for a balanced diet. If your pet experiences any sign of illness, including vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy, contact your veterinarian right away.
     
  2. Kracka-Mike

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    Never buy any food made in China.

    [video=youtube;lJOLCvPm5Dg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJOLCvPm5Dg[/video]
     
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    I won't even eat at a chinese restaurant here. Those people have no concept of cleanliness.
     
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    Looks like a few people have been chowing down on the treats as well:

    CBS News:

    As of May 1, 2014 the regulatory agency has received more than 4,800 reports of illness affecting a total of 5,600 dogs, 24 cats, and 3 people. A number of reports came from owners with multiple dogs. More than 1,000 dogs have died. There have been 1,800 new cases of illness since the last FDA report in October 2013.
     
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    Want to employ Americans and produce dog jerky here? Prepare for a rectal exam and harrassment by a variety of agencies, never-ending regulation, and hefty taxes if you manage to make a profit.

    Want to buy some jerky made with poison by the Chinese using virtual slave labor? Why, go right ahead! We love free trade!
     
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    If the Chinese won't eat it then it's not edible.
     
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    WHY ARE WE IMPORTING FOOD FROM ANYWHERE?????????????? WE'RE FUCKING DOOMED! most countries don't have the oversight like we do (it's one of the regulatory agencies that i believe is important).
     
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    Send those 1000 dead dogs to China and you'll get 100000 more dog treats.
     
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    China is a fucking shithole that needs to be hit with an asteroid.
     
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    This is what happens when you spend 100 years killing off anyone with an IQ over 70.
     
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    We have shitty chinese food here anyway except for one place about 45 min away, so I make my own version at home. Higher quality, not full of fat, and tastes better. I wok the shit out of just about everything.
     
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    Is this Howard related????
     
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    Howard invented China.
     
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    China is the single biggest that to the American way of life in my opinion, not terrorism etc. It nearly impossible to buy dog treats and toys that aren't from china. Even ones that are called like American Dog Treats , when you read the labels are made in China.
     
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    Howard eats wang so it most certainly is Howard related.:grad: