Nestle Purina PetCare and Milo’s Kitchen have both voluntarily recalled certain chicken jerky treats after the New York Department of Agriculture detected there may be traces of a poultry antibiotic illegal in the United States. Purina is taking Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats off the market, while Milo’s Kitchen is recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats.
The chicken jerky for both brands is manufactured in China, which should really come as no surprise. Says CBS News: The Food and Drug Administration says reports of sick pets connected to jerky treats, particularly chicken jerky made in China, have been increasing for years. The agency said in September that it had been notified of 360 dogs that died after eating jerky treats over the last 18 months and is conducting a broad investigation. No definitive cause for the dogs’ sicknesses has yet been identified.
It’s enough to convince any pet parent to stick to buying strictly from the USA or to get out the measuring cups and just make treats at home.
The specific products being recalled here are not thought to pose any harm to pets, so don’t freak out if your dog ate some of the mentioned chicken jerky. The main issue here is the antibiotic’s illegal status in the states––though it has been approved by Chinese and European union regulators.
Both companies are offering full refunds for customers who return or discard these products. Receive your refund by calling 800-982-0704 for Purina or 877-228-6493 for Milo’s Kitchen. Have your receipt and the box on hand to give them your info.