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    DefaultWal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall

    Crap! Going to have to check the chicken jerky I picked up at Costco. HK loves these things. Hope to find US tag on the package somewhere.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20367400/

    Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall
    Retailer blocked sale after customers complained that animals falling sick

    Updated: 1:42 a.m. CT Aug 21, 2007

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. quietly stopped selling two brands of dog treats in July, after customers voiced concerns that the Chinese products may have caused their pets to fall ill, but no recall has been announced, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

    The world’s largest retailer started pulling Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading on July 26, spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said late Monday.

    Wal-Mart also placed a computerized block on all cash registers to prevent workers from selling the products, Galberth said.
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    'Testing process'
    “When we took it off shelves at the end of July, we pulled it based on the customer feedback so we could do testing prior to announcing anything publicly,” Galberth said. “That’s why did not make a public announcement — it was still going through the testing process.”

    Wal-Mart’s action follows a massive pet food recall in March, when retailers began pulling products made in China that included the chemical melamine — a contaminant that’s a byproduct of several pesticides.

    Galberth said she did not know what the specific customer complaints were about the dog treats, nor when the testing would be complete.

    Galberth said she did not immediately know if the treats were sold at every Wal-Mart store.

    “We are diligently testing this product,” she said.

    Philadelphia television station WPVI reported last week that a woman claimed her 2-year-old Chihuahua died after eating Bestro Chicken Jerky Strips. The station reported that an autopsy found the dog died of an infection caused by toxic bacteria.
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    DefaultRe: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20367400/

    I saw that this morning. Glad you posted it! You may want to change the subject line to something about recalls or Wal-Mart jerky treats or something...?


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    DefaultRe: Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall

    Good idea! Done!
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    DefaultRe: Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall

    Crap!

    I buy this stuff all the time from Sams club, my boys love it.

    Have had no problems with it, but the remainder will be going in the trash.



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    DefaultRe: Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall

    Beginning to think we have to move to a hobby farm. Need to raise vegetables, fruit, a couple cattle, and a flock of chickens. Need more acreage to raise corn and hay to see the livestock to feed Hershey. Some kind of manure processor to fertilize the plants. Starting to think about an isolated self sufficient society. No I need horses for plowing the ground since I have to be energy independent.

    Why can't at least food and feed suppliers regulate themselves to provide safe product. I am not a fan of big government, but maybe that is what has to happen to protect lives (human and animal).
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    DefaultRe: Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall

    This was posted on itchmo.com on Fri. It's a really good site to stay up-to-date on things dog related particularly the food contamination issue. They will know and publish stuff long before it ever reaches mainstream news which usually waits for info from the FDA before saying anything. You can also sign up for itchmo alerts if you want to be notified as soon as they hear something.

    http://www.itchmo.com/wal-mart-remov...dog-death-2321

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    DefaultRe: Wal-Mart quietly pulled dog treats, but no recall

    Quote Originally Posted by Endofile
    Beginning to think we have to move to a hobby farm. Need to raise vegetables, fruit, a couple cattle, and a flock of chickens. Need more acreage to raise corn and hay to see the livestock to feed Hershey. Some kind of manure processor to fertilize the plants. Starting to think about an isolated self sufficient society. No I need horses for plowing the ground since I have to be energy independent.

    Why can't at least food and feed suppliers regulate themselves to provide safe product. I am not a fan of big government, but maybe that is what has to happen to protect lives (human and animal).
    I like your thinking! I think I'd be very happy with that lifestyle.


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