Retailers Not Addressing Issue With Jerky Treats

Retailers Not Addressing Issue With Jerky Treats

“If the FDA determines that these or any products are unsafe, they would initiate a recall and we would immediately pull the product.” — Keith Dailey, spokesman, Kroger Co.

WASHINGTON — It was business as usual in pet food aisles last week despite the Food and Drug Administration’s request that veterinarians and pet owners help it investigate why jerky treats are making pets sick, retailers told SN.

As of Sept. 24, over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have reportedly become ill from eating jerky treats, most of which came from China, said Linda Tollefson, associate commissioner for FDA’s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine,

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