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600 pets dead after eating jerky treats made in China

 
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Today your pets
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Nothing exported from China should be consumed by living creatures.
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I have two cats experiencing kidney failure thanks to China...
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Is it from these jerky treats? or something else?

...so sorry for you & your kitty cats... I'm a huge animal lover and this kind of stuff really pisses me off
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Back in 2006 my kitty nearly died from toxic/poison shit that the chinese had put into pet food. He got a complete urinary blockage. He did make it only after being in the hospital for a week. It was touch an go for awhile but he is still with me.

Back then I used to feed my pets "treats" but never did again. The crap they sell as snacks and call food is a crime. Make your own pet treats.
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I only give my animals Blue Buffalo. Do some research. This has been going on for YEARS people. Make your own or pay the extra 5 bucks or gamble and lose your pet and/or thousands of dollars in vet bills. Took me forever to get my family to stop buying the cheapest shit out there. Till they get sick or something then what's an extra 5 bucks?damn this world
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This is sort of old news. I remember telling my sister to stop buying those Wagon Train treats a year ago. They sold them in Walgreens for like $10 a large bag. They were also 1 of 3 brands involved.
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Actually the first problems were in 2011. And in March 2012 the problem became well known.

Waggin’ Train (Nestle Purina)
Canyon Creek Ranch (Nestle Purina)
Milo’s Kitchen Home-style Dog Treats (Del Mont
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Horrible, just plain horrible it is still imported. Reminds me of the story I read today about the USDA moving ahead with plans to allow Chicken processed in china to be labeled "Made in America".
How can we protect ourselves if the labeling will be wrong ???
Infuriating to say the least .
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Buy chickens from your local farmers or farmer market.
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This is important to pet owners

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ALL products from Asia should be completely banned in North America.

Everything they make and touch is complete and total junk.
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Shut down the dollar stores, for one thing.

That would go a long way in keeping shit from China out of our countries.

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I have two cats experiencing kidney failure thanks to China...
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Sorry to hear this. I hope they will be ok. hf
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Brands:

The new numbers are up from some 500 deaths and 3,200 illnesses tallied in January, but the rate of reports has fallen sharply since then, mostly because two of the largest sellers of pet chicken jerky treats announced recalls tied to the presence of unapproved antibiotic residue detected in the products.

FDA officials don't think that antibiotic residue is the big problem that has stumped the agency since 2007, when pet owners started reporting their animals were suffering gastrointestinal and kidney problems after eating the popular jerky treats.

Instead, it's likely that the recall of Nestle Purina PetCare Co.'s Waggin Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats, plus Del Monte Corp.'s Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats simply resulted in fewer treats being available. Two other smaller producers also recalled the treats because of the problem.


Also, our Boston Terrier no longer has any skin issues after we stopped feeding him Beneful brand dog food.

No issues at all anymore.
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Nothing exported from China should be consumed by living creatures.
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^^^That^^^
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Yep, bought a bag of sweets at a show a few years ago. Appalled when I saw that they were made in China. Ate some, tasted like metal. Straight in the bin...$20 worth.


Aus has fucked labelling laws where they can get around saying where ingredients are actually from in many cases. These lollies were actually made in China so it had to state it. These nanny state motherfuckers go on and on about all kinds of pointless bullshit and won't let consumers know what they are eating. Fucking cunts.

When we first adopted our kitteh the vet recommended some dental dry food, all good, the puss ate it like it was cat smack. Realised it wasmade in South America for the American market, no ingredients listed. No fucking way.


Aussie made only now, all ingredients listed. Kitteh loves it just as much. People simply have to support genuine, quality, local manufacturers. No other solution. Beat the cheats at their own economies of scale game.



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Nothing exported from China should be consumed by living creatures.
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^^^That^^^
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Yep, bought a bag of sweets at a show a few years ago. Appalled when I saw that they were made in China. Ate some, tasted like metal. Straight in the bin...$20 worth.


Aus has fucked labelling laws where they can get around saying where ingredients are actually from in many cases. These lollies were actually made in China so it had to state it. These nanny state motherfuckers go on and on about all kinds of pointless bullshit and won't let consumers know what they are eating. Fucking cunts.

When we first adopted our kitteh the vet recommended some dental dry food, all good, the puss ate it like it was cat smack. Realised it wasmade in South America for the American market, no ingredients listed. No fucking way.


Aussie made only now, all ingredients listed. Kitteh loves it just as much. People simply have to support genuine, quality, local manufacturers. No other solution. Beat the cheats at their own economies of scale game.



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Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday.

Most of the cases have been in dogs of all breeds, ages, shapes and sizes, although 10 cats have been sickened, too. The pace of the reported illnesses appears to have slowed, but federal Food and Drug Administration officials are now seeking extra help from veterinarians and pet owners in solving the ongoing puzzle.

[link to www.wrcbtv.com]
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My Vet has a big sign in his waiting room warning people not to feed our pets anything from China...He says their pet food is poison...
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Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday.

Most of the cases have been in dogs of all breeds, ages, shapes and sizes, although 10 cats have been sickened, too. The pace of the reported illnesses appears to have slowed, but federal Food and Drug Administration officials are now seeking extra help from veterinarians and pet owners in solving the ongoing puzzle.

[link to www.wrcbtv.com]
 Quoting: ladyannie2009


My Vet has a big sign in his waiting room warning people not to feed our pets anything from China...He says their pet food is poison...
 Quoting: davvi



....you have a good vet. I wish more would do the same thumbs
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do any of the govt agencies designed to 'serve' & protect' the american people actually do their friggin job?

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Your pet’s health is in jeopardy and it may be caused by the ingredients these jerky treats contain such as: antibiotics, pesticides, Salmonella, heavy metals, chemicals or any number of poisonous compounds within in its composition. Other items that may also be included when manufactured are crude fiber, glycerol, ash, fatty acids, protein and some form of moisture.

It is sad to hear so many pets have lost their lives from jerky treats and that the FDA to date hasn’t issued a recall for any of the brands that are suspect at this time.

[link to www.examiner.com]
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while researching for updates on these tainted pet jerky treats, I've come acrossed some other information regarding food imports from china.

for many reading this, it may be 'old news'.... however, I'm posting this for those that might be reading it for the first time.... hf



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Most American media and the U.S. government have not made enough effort to inform the public that food from China may be dangerous and is rarely inspected by the Food and Drug administration. FDA inspectors examine a mere 2.3 percent of all food imports.

Here are the top 5 products imported from China:

Tilapia

80 percent of the current tilapia supply—382.2 million pounds per year—comes from China.

It is well known in China fish farmers won’t let their children eat the seafood they cultivate....
...Farmers use strong antibiotics and growth hormones to keep fish alive in often overcrowded dirty conditions.

Cod

51 percent of cod on the U.S. market is from China, or about 70.7 million pounds per year. What is true for tilapia, is equally the case for cod farming.

Apple Juice

About 50 percent of the apple juice sold in the United States originates in China—about 367 million gallons per year.

Pesticide residues that remain on fruits, vegetables, and processed foods when they enter the food supply have long been a problem

Processed Mushrooms

62.9 million pounds per year

Garlic

217.5 million pounds per year, is from China.

*more info at link including a 12 min video (no narration) on China's horrendous pollution problem

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china propaganda in full swing.

don't believe a damn word people.
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Unlabeled...

GMO toxins...

Using Animals...

Experimentation with new and untested GMO.

What better way to test toxins than animals?
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I just found this 20 page pdf from June 2011 - I highly recc people read it.... but for those who can't, here's some of the highlights.

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Summary

*Since joining the WTO, China’s food exports to the United States have tripled to nearly 4 billion pounds of food in 2010, worth nearly $5 billion.

*These food imports both compete with American-grown crops and expose consumers to a host of food-borne hazards. Many Chinese crops are undercutting U.S. farmers as Americans eat more Chinese imports — especially fruits and vegetables.

*Imports from China have escalated despite repeated discoveries of deadly contamination, intentional product adulteration and food-borne illness in Chinese products.

....melamine-laced baby formula, salmonella-tainted seafood, carcinogenic honey, deadly blood-thinning drugs and poisonous food packaging from China appear almost daily in media outlets around the world.

*In some cases, risky Chinese foods or ingredients have entered the global food supply wrapped in the familiar labels of international food companies.

In 2008, the chemical melamine contaminated Chinese dairy products, sickening 300,000 children and infants in China, six of whom died.

.....melamine was then found in the food supplies of multinational agribusinesses, including Mars, Unilever, Heinz,Cadbury and Pizza Hut.

* (FDA) The agency’s low inspection rate — less than 2 percent of imported produce, processed food and seafood — almost guarantees that unsafe Chinese products are making their way into American grocery stores.

*China is the largest agricultural economy in the world and one of the biggest agricultural exporters....

.....is the world’s leading producer of many foods Americans eat: apples, tomatoes, peaches, potatoes, garlic, sweet potatoes, pears, peas, mushrooms

*By 2007, 90 percent of America’s vitamin C supplements came from China, and by 2010, China supplied the United States with 88 million pounds of candy

*The United States also imported 102 million pounds of sauces, including soy sauce; 81 million pounds of spices; 79 million pounds of dog and cat food; and 41 million pounds of pasta and baked goods from China in 2010

*China’s food supply is polluted with agrochemicals, veterinary medicines and intentional chemical adulteration in food-processing factories. China’s farmers and fish farmers often use dangerous levels of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides — including banned chemicals. These chemicals can remain on foods long after harvesting and processing.

*China also supplies around 85 percent of U.S. imports of artificial vanilla, as well as many vitamins that are frequently added to food products, like folic acid and thiamine.

(note: the 2007 melamine contamination (below) is nearly identical to what is happening now with the jerky treats, however.... With the current pet illnesses/deaths, FDA has stated they do not yet know the cause)

*China’s dangerous culture of chemical adulteration and counterfeit food products came into focus for American consumers in 2007, when China exported pet food ingredients tainted with the industrial chemical melamine.

*(what is melamine?) A byproduct of coal processing that is used frequently in plastics, melamine has attracted the interest of unscrupulous Chinese food processors and animal producers because of its high nitrogen content and low price.

*In 2007, the FDA received reports of 17,000 pet illnesses,including 4,000 dog and cat deaths, believed to be the result of melamine contamination in the imported Chinese gluten ingredients used to make pet food.

Sixty million packages of pet food were recalled in the United States, the largest in history.

Some of the melamine-contaminated pet food was redirected to hog farms; thousands of hogs that ate the contaminated food were put to death in an effort to keep melamine-contaminated meat from entering the food supply. But the FDA and USDA still allowed 56,000 hogs that ate melamine-tainted pet food to be processed into pork,which was then sold at supermarkets.

*In 2007, China demolished nearly 3,000 food-processing plants after a nationwide inspection found widespread use of illegal industrial chemical ingredients such as dyes, mineral oils and formaldehyde in foods including flour, candy, crackers and seafood.

*An infant formula scandal erupted just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. China waited five weeks after discovering melamine in baby formula to issue a recall.

An estimated 300,000 infants and children were sickened by melamine; more than 12,000 were hospitalized. At least six children died.

*Melamine-tainted milk has also been exported worldwide in the form of dairy powder, an ingredient in processed foods.

*Chinese dairy producers increasingly are switching from melamine to a new protein adulterant that is even more difficult to detect — hydrolyzed leather protein made from scraps of animal skin.

*China dominates the international honey market and became the largest U.S. honey source after joining the WTO, supplying more than 70 million pounds by 2006. For years, regulators had closely scrutinized Chinese honey for drug residues, including one that can be fatal.

*In 2010, Chinese authorities found a banned, highly toxic pesticide in cowpeas, a legume similar to black-eyed peas.

*FDA inspectors, who are responsible for 80 percent of the food supply,95 are unable to catch most unsafe food before it enters the U.S. food chain because they inspect so little of it.

*For decades Congress has weakened the FDA by allowing its regulatory responsibilities to far outstrip its resources. Increasingly, the FDA is developing programs that trust the private sector — at home and abroad — to regulate itself, a recipe for disaster.

*U.S. agribusinesses have invested heavily in Chinese chicken production and processing — both to feed Chinese consumers and as a future export platform to U.S. consumers. Tyson Foods has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into Food & Water Watch chicken operations in China, including a 60 percent stake in one of China’s largest poultry operations that produces 3 million chickens every week.

Tyson has also invested in a processing unit and a breeding facility that will expand into a large-scale broiler production operation in 2011.

Goldman Sachs purchased 10 poultry farms in China for as much as $300 million in 2008.

Keystone foods, a major supplier of food products to fast food restaurants, including McDonald’s, operates a sprawling chicken processing plant in China.

*In 2009, U.S. companies had more than $2.8 billion invested in Chinese food-processing and manufacturing operations alone.

*While China is increasingly feeding Americans, America is feeding China’s animals. Soybeans comprise almost the entire volume of U.S. food exports to China, which feed Chinese livestock and fuel the growth of factory farms.

*In January 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao again visited the United States, cementing tens of billion of dollars in trade deals with the Obama administration. Shortly after this visit, the USDA announced new steps it had taken to honor China’s request to export chicken to the United States.

*A wide range of agribusiness and food companies operate in China. The U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill operates 34 facilities in China with 4,400 workers in agriculture and food industries.

*Wal-Mart has 279 stores and facilities in China, quadrupling their presence between 2007 and 2010.

*Nestlé owns or has a majority stake in more than a dozen Chinese companies and operates at least 21 factories, including the world’s largest bouillon-manufacturing plant.

*Kraft Foods has a dozen operations in China and in 2010 acquired Cadbury, which makes candy in China.

*Mars also makes candy in China.

*General Mills operates three production facilities and maintains a half-dozen other operations in China.

*In 2010, PepsiCo committed to invest an additional $2.5 billion to bring its total operations in China to at least 26 beverage and food plants and 10 farms.

PepsiCo is one of the largest potato growers in China, to manufacture its Lays brand potato chips.

*China’s WTO entry brought a flood of unsafe food to the United States, inundating the American diet with risky seafood, processed fruits and vegetables, and fresh produce.

Although U.S. agribusiness promised the trade deal would be good for America and expand U.S. farm exports, it has only benefited corporate exporters of a few products like soybeans and poultry.

Corporate-driven trade deals under the WTO prioritize investments and commerce above all other goals. This model threatens consumers who could be sickened or killed by unsafe food, and it exposes Chinese sweatshop workers to agricultural toxins and other dangers. Meanwhile, U.S. employers are offshoring American jobs and U.S. farmers are losing their land and livelihoods to benefit corporatecontrolled food manufacturers.

The environment also suffers from overuse of agricultural chemicals and pollutants.

[link to documents.foodandwaterwatch.org]


:uhoha: wow :blueomg:

Last Edited by ladyannie2009 on 10/24/2013 01:26 PM
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If you realized the depth of your population control schemes, you would not consider this planet an operation of human intentions.
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There was supposed to be a recall in January

[link to www.petsadviser.com]


Apparantly it was a combination of antibiotics that was the culprit.
[link to truthaboutpetfood2.com]


Very worrying.
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If you realized the depth of your population control schemes, you would not consider this planet an operation of human intentions.
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I believe you to be 100% correct - I consider myself to be informed, but some of those numbers really shocked me....I'd never have guessed them to be that high or that egregious
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