Two different pet food manufacturers are taking their chicken jerky treats off the market as they may contain traces of poultry antibiotics. The chicken jerky treats were manufactured in China, and while the antibiotics have been approved for use in China, they are not approved in the U.S.
The affected products are:
- Nestle Purina PetCare’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch chicken jerky dog treats
- Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats
The companies specify that the treats don’t pose a safety risk for pets and no illnesses have been reported. Chicken jerky pet treats manufactured in China have been under scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration, and the FDA specifies that they have been aware since 2007 of “increasing numbers of illnesses in pets associated with the consumption of jerky pet treats.” However, there is no indication that the issue with the antibiotic residue is connected to the current investigation regarding chicken jerky pet treats.
If you have any of the affected products, you are urged to dispose of it or return it to place of purchase for a refund.