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6 years ago
FDA: Nearly 1,000 Pets Sickened By China-Made Dog Treats

Animals  (tags: media, world, usa, news, humans, animals, pets, sadness, dogs, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, investigation )
Dianne Ly - 1 minute ago -
Treats are causing illness: Waggin' Train, Milo's Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats, and Canyon Creek dog treats. Canyon Creek and Waggin' Trail treats are manufactured by JOC Great Wall Corp. Ltd. in Nanjing, China. May 23 rd.
6 years ago

My 10-year-old lab mix ate the milo's kitchen treats 2 weeks ago and last week was sick.I had to take him to the vet(cost me $220.00),he is on 3 medications and doing ok now.I am going to find out who I need to make a complaint to for the treats,I have listed for the dog food recall,but not sure if it is the same?

Here is the link
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6 years ago
How Not to Get Shafted By a Pet Food Manufacturer « Poisoned Pets

Animals  (tags: china, world, usa, news, ethics, death, safety, warning, society, children, AnimalWelfare, dogs, cats, sadness, suffering, pets, law, investigation )
Dianne Ly - 14 hours ago -
There are laws that are in place to protect consumers and by extension your pet, from foodborne illness. But, as many pet parents know, corporations violate those laws and produce unsafe pet food every year.
6 years ago
Dog Food Recall: Pedigree

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Dianne Ly - 7 hours ago -
On Saturday, Pedigree announced a voluntary recall on three varieties of their weight-management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.
6 years ago

Thanks for posting. read the label find out where it comes from!

6 years ago

CDC Declares Diamond Pet Food Salmonella Outbreak “Over”

CDC has just released the “Final Update” covering its investigation into cases of human Salmonella Infantis illnesses caused by contaminated dry dog food.

As of today (July 18, 2012), CDC has confirmed 47 cases of Salmonella Infantis in 20 US states; two additional cases were reported in Canada, bringing the total number of known human cases to 49.

Most illnesses developed between January 4th and June 26th. Of the 24 victims for whom information was available, 10 (42%) were hospitalized. The youngest outbreak patient was less than a year old; the oldest was 82.

There is no way of knowing how many dogs and cats were infected, as no government agency in either the USA or Canada tracks reports of animal illnesses. eFoodAlert has learned of at least 54 animals who became ill after being fed a dry pet food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in their Gaston, SC production plant. Eight of the 54 animals died.

The 47 US illnesses were identified in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (4), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (3), New Jersey (2), New York (5), North Carolina (5), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), Texas (1), and Virginia (2). The two Canadian victims were residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Geographic distribution of US Salmonella Infantis cases traced to Diamond Pet Foods dry pet food products

The outbreak investigation developed an interesting twist – a second strain of Salmonella Infantis was found in a dog food sample collected from the home of an ill person in Canada. This genetically different strain of Salmonella Infantis was identical to the strain recovered from sixteen human cases of salmonellosis in the USA. Those 16 cases are included in the total of 47 confirmed US cases. Ironically, the Canadian patient was infected with a strain of Salmonella that was not associated with the pet food outbreak.

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As I reported on May 15th, FDA inspected Diamond’s Gaston production plant and found a number of significant deficiencies in the company’s procedures and sanitation. The Salmonella Infantis outbreak strain was recovered from samples of finished product; however, none of the environmental or ingredient samples tested by FDA were contaminated with Salmonella. Unfortunately, we’ll never know how the finished pet food became contaminated.

This outbreak of Salmonella illnesses has implications beyond the borders of the USA and Canada. Some of the recalled pet food was shipped to other countries in Europe and Asia. Neither FDA nor Diamond has been willing to provide a list of countries to which the products were shipped, although some of this information is available from recipient countries or distributors.

Additional information on the international distribution of the recalled food is likely to seep out as FDA adds the pet food recalls to its Weekly Enforcement Reports. In today’s report, we learned that the Solid Gold products affected by this recall were supplied to Singapore (confirming information released by Singapore on May 29th), as well as to Canada and the USA.

CDC has evolved a very effective system for identifying possible human disease outbreaks, and cooperates closely with other federal, state and public health agencies in the investigation of these outbreaks. Unfortunately, there is no similar system in place to detect disease outbreaks in companion animals.

FDA “accepts” reports of pet illnesses that may be associated with pet foods, treats or medications; however, there is no mechanism in place for tracking and collating these reports. Nor is reporting of these illnesses mandatory. As a result, hundreds of dogs and cats may have become ill and dozens may have died unnecessarily before this outbreak affected enough people to become visible to CDC.

It’s bad enough when human illness is the “early warning system” for contaminated human food. Why should people also be used as the mineshaft canaries for contaminated pet foods?


6 years ago

Thanks for the update!

another warning about milos kitchen dog treats
6 years ago
MiloâEUR(TM)s Kitchen Hit With Second Class-Action Lawsuit Over Deadly Dog Treats « Poisoned Pets

Animals  (tags: Milos Kitchen treats, law suit, dog treats, world, usa, ethics, death, news, media, dishonesty, killed, pets, sadness, investigation, dogs, death, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animals, humans, ethics )
Dianne Ly - 7 minutes ago -

Grieving pet parent Liza Mazur filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Pennsylvania Thursday against food giant Del Monte and it's subsidiary Milo's Kitchen for the chicken jerky dog treats from China that she is convinced caused the tragic death her dog.
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6 years ago

please know that i do not post every news i find on this,but there are so so many,it had become horrific.

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