Why do we allow imports of products manufactured in China?
Present laws have allowed this: Adkins v. Nestle Purina Petcare Company et al
"As Aleccia revealed previously, three main brands of chicken jerky treats appear to be connected to the mysterious illnesses in dogs: Canyon Creek Ranch or Waggin' Train jerky treats or tenders, produce by Nestle Purina PetCare Co., and Milo's Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats, made by Del Monte Corp.
"Last month, msnbc.com reported that FDA records showed that a log of owner and veterinarian complaints of harm referenced at least three popular brands of jerky treats: Waggin’ Train, Canyon Creek Ranch and Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats.
Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch products are produced by Nestle Purina PetCare Co. Import data compiled by the firm ImportGenius showed that those treats are produced and supplied by JOC Great Wall Corp. Ltd. of Nanjing, China.The move comes as the FDA faces growing pressure from consumers and lawmakers to address rising numbers of illnesses blamed on the treats.
Robin Pierre, a co-founder of “Animal Parents Against Pet Treats Made in China,” has collected more than 7,000 signatures urging on a petition urging the FDA to take action and more than 2,600 on a petition taking Nestle Purina to task, she said.
Pierre, 49, of Pine Bush, N.Y., believes Waggin’ Train chicken jerky treats were responsible for the sudden death last fall of her previously health 2-year-old pug, Bella, who developed kidney failure.
“While I am happy that the FDA is in China investigating now, it never should have taken this long. Too many of our innocent and voiceless companions suffered horrific deaths and many will forever be dealing with the repercussions of falling victim to corporate greed. No animal should have ever had to die because of a ‘treat’”, she said.
In February, Brown and Kucinich sent letters to the FDA asking the agency to step up testing and inspections of the China-made products. After a meeting with Kucinich, the FDA stepped up its investigation, spokesman said, and traveled to manufacturing facilities in China."
Should we believe and rely on the pet food industry to place safety above profit? NOOOOOOOOOO And this is just one of the instances why....
IF YOU THINK THIS IS JUST HYPE, YOU ARE WRONG. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER AND FEEDING YOUR PET ANY OF THE PRODUCTS MENTIONED, YOU ARE WRONG.
STOP BEING LAZY, STOP ACTING STUPID- RETURN THE TAINTED BAG OF TREATS TO THE STORE, GET A FULL REFUND, YOUR DOG'S HEALTH IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR OPINION. THESE ARE FACTS. NOT HYSTERIA.
I am very very frustrated by people who think Fanconi syndrome caused by the tainted treats is just a stomach flu. It is a deadly syndrome and it damages kidneys and liver and it kills. Your stupidity should NOT cost your dog's life.