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Thursday, January 8, 2015

EDITORIAL.... not so thoughtless.... for THOUGHTLESS THURSDAY

Petco pulls all Chinese made treats.

Petco Pulls Chinese-Made Dog and Cat Treats From Shelves - NBC News.com

http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/06/petco-pulls-allegedly-poisonous-chinese-jerky-treats-from-stores/

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/Petco-ends-sale-of-China-made-pet-treats.html

lots and and lots and lots of attention grabbing headlines. Well, we thank PETCO and PETSMART.

It has been a long nasty, DEADLY battle. silvieon4: The Butcher's BILL

Thank you?! I guess.  Ok, Thank you. BUT....

IT IS NOT OVER YET.

To date we have no idea what caused the deaths, and the illnesses. The origin of the treats was the single common factor- China. So, logic dictates that there must be some cause and effect. But the truth is, there have been plenty of US made treats that have been pulled for being toxic.
[ie:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm399087.htm.
http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/....]

And we cannot ignore that fact.

We need to re examine HOW treats are made, stored, distributed etc. Regardless of where they originate from.  The fact that the regulatory bodies in China have been proven to be as ineffective made any sort of reliance on them ... impossible. Therefore, pulling those treats and stopping import was just and necessary.

The question that lingers is how do we need to change production to increase safety.

What causes Fanconi syndrome????  Do we actually know?  I mean beyond the ingestion of these treats???

The dehydration process becomes meaningless when the items are stored for months at a time in warehouses where the temperatures vary and moisture and humidity are factors.

And than there is that whole issue about the FDA's inability fully police the production of these treats. Just look here: KASEL industries comes to mind...
http://www.silvieon4.com/2013/02/kasel-associated-industries-recalls-all.html
FDA
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pet-food-recalls-and-warnings?page=2



Call me skeptic, call me mistrusting... call me anything  whatever you want... even call me paranoid, TRUST HAS BEEN BROKEN a few too many times, and in very many ways.... silvieon4: The scam, out of shaken faith and deceptive ... Will I ever trust a package again? I don't see it happening. I have learned too much. I need to see substantial changes in manufacturing, FDA regs and distribution,

Will I ever believe that it is not about the bottom line and the almighty dollar?  No. But at some point somebody must realize that SAFETY will effect their bottom dollar. WE ARE BETTER EDUCATED CONSUMERS.



When it comes to what goes into my mouth, I trust what is made for me daily by those who love me the most.

I am sorry I am such a Debbie Downer... BUT we are talking about MY SAFETY here.


'vie
who remains vigilant and cautious.

It's not like we have not been writing about this..... LOOK!
Dec 29, 2011
A Dogs suffering from Fanconi Syndrome will usually be very thirsty and will urinate excessive amounts. The most common finding in laboratory tests is that the dog has glucose in the urine, but has a normal blood glucose ...
Oct 23, 2013
WARNING CHICKEN TREATS MADE IN CHINA. Read this : Three major brands identified in Chicken Jerky Poisoning The following three brands of chicken jerky may be tied to Fanconi syndrome: Of 22 “Priority 1” cases .
Mar 13, 2012
Read this : Three major brands identified in Chicken Jerky Poisoning The following three brands of chicken jerky may be tied to Fanconi syndrome: Of 22 “Priority 1” cases listed by the FDA late last year, 13 cited Waggin' Train.
Nov 13, 2012
NO DOG NEEDS TO DIE. IGNORANCE, INDIFFERENCE AND STUPIDITY ARE NO EXCUSE. FANCONI SYNDROME KILLS. THE STORE THAT SELLS THIS poison IS NOT SMART AND IT IS SHOWING ITS GREED ...
Mar 13, 2012
Tucker The Crestie said... So scary! And of course the manufacturers are not forthcoming about this, so you have to read the labels so diligently to ensure that you're not getting something with ingredients from China. March 13 ...
Sep 15, 2012
China stiff-arms FDA on jerky pet treat testing, reports show. China stiff-arms FDA on jerky pet treat testing, reports show. Posted by silvieon4 on Saturday, September 15, 2012 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to ...
Nov 22, 2011
At least 70 dogs have been sickened so far this year after reportedly eating chicken jerky products imported from China, FDA officials said. That's up from 54 reports of illness in 2010. Some of the dogs have died, according to ...
Apr 13, 2012
Yet again WARNING on treats originating from CHINA. This from : http://poisonedpets.com/2012/04/06/alert-vets-warn-about-new-treats-from-china-poisoning-dogs/. new cases of unexplained acute kidney failure.

Oct 23, 2013
WARNING CHICKEN TREATS MADE IN CHINA. Read this : Three major brands identified in Chicken Jerky Poisoning The following three brands of chicken jerky may be tied to Fanconi syndrome: Of 22 “Priority 1” cases .
Aug 08, 2012
The Veterinary Information Network have reported cases where dogs that have eaten sweet potato treats develped symptoms of kidney failure similar to dog who have been poisoned by Chinese-made chicken jerky treats.
http://www.silvieon4.com/re are Canyon ...
Jan 10, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA/CVM) released today a progress report on its investigation into reports of illnesses and deaths associated with jerky pet treats from China.
Dec 29, 2011
While some dogs can be born with Fanconi syndrome, lately dogs are developing this syndrome AFTER EATING CHICKEN TREATS MANUFACTURED IN CHINA. Some dogs have gotten very sick and have gone into renal ...
May 30, 2012
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 ...
Aug 25, 2012
The cautionary update issued in November 2011 specifically refers to chicken jerky products that are imported from China. These dried chicken jerky products, intended for dogs, may also be sold as tenders, strips or treats.

Jun 08, 2012
So, you are the educated pet owner. You would not feed chicken treats from China to any of your pets. But you have seen them for sale. At pet stores, {shame on you!!!!} at 2nd tier stores and discounters {greedy bastards!} .
May 19, 2014
In response to the growing awareness of the toxicity of dog treats from China, a Chinese factory owner ate a jerky treat to prove they are safe. My response? YAWN. That single action proves NOTHING. One treat is ...

Jan 10, 2013
These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other major countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the U.S. Antibiotics are commonly used globally, including ...
Jul 27, 2013
Some of our treats are manufactured in China, but we hold these facilities to the same stringent quality standards we maintain at our US facilities. DOGSWELL sources its ingredients based upon where we find top quality ...
May 21, 2014
We started making our own Chicken Jerky after we ran across the FDA warning of 2008 about Chinese chicken treats making dogs sick or killing them. It turned into a cottage business and we now sell our TriPom Chews in 20 ...
Jan 26, 2013
... antibiotic residue in samples of the affected dog treats.These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the U.S. ...

Nov 22, 2011
In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to ...

Dec 17, 2011
You all know what a product recall is. The FDA has issued tons of recalls on dog foods, and treats. Last one is for Chicken jerky treats made in China which have been linked to death of as many as 92 dogs. But that is not the ...
Oct 05, 2012
Once notified of the results, the company recalled and ceased distribution of its product. This sampling and recall is unrelated to jerky pet treats from China that are associated with reports of illness in dogs and cats. Information ...
Jun 15, 2009
She says the ones that she's been buying come from someplace called China and that they don't always make safe food. I mean really now, why would they not want to make safe food? Who would want to eat not-safe food ...
Jun 09, 2014
of consumers and Waggin' Train, LLC and Nestle Purina PetCare Company. If given Court. approval, the agreement would resolve disputed claims related to Waggin' Train and Canyon. Creek Ranch dog treats made in China ...

Jul 09, 2012
Check this out: VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders · FDA update on Chicken Treats from CHINA 7-18-2012 · Dogs help fight cancer · Sticky feets? Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie S... And G__d help the sister who comes · Yes.
Feb 23, 2013
... North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin; and, into the countries of Canada, China, Guam, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, ...
Feb 23, 2013
All of the products were made in the U.S. This action is not related to FDA's ongoing investigation of jerky pet treats made in China. Salmonella is a public health risk and is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness.

Sep 15, 2012
The Butcher's BILL. Posted by silvieon4 on Saturday, September 15, 2012 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. 2 comments: Foley Monster and Pocket said... Terrible But a very effective post. September ...

3 comments:

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

wow! So much information here.
Thanks for sharing on Thoughtless Thursday.
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Amy Boyer said...

I've noticed a lot of scary headlines on this issue over the past few years too. I don't understand why our government still allows pet OR human food products to be imported from China. I try to be vigilant too. Sometimes it's worth paying extra for the Made in the USA label…but that can be deceiving too sometimes :(

Ruckus Eskie said...

Wow good summary. Appreciate your detail in research. Happy Thoughtless Thursday, Ruckus the Eskie

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