Sunday, February 12, 2012

U.S. Senator Calls FDA on the Carpet with Chinese Jerky Treats

by SUSAN THIXTON on FEBRUARY 7, 2012

Someone in Congress is taking a stance for pet parents with the situation of Chinese imported jerky treats; Senator Sherrod Brown.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) has issued the following statement…

February 6, 2012

Tainted Chicken Jerky Treats Are Still on the Shelves of Many Retailers Despite Numerous Reports of Sickened Pets

CLEVELAND, OH— Following an increase in tainted pet treats from China leading to animal deaths and illnesses, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take quick action to protect consumers and pet owners. At a news conference today in Cleveland, Brown was joined by Kevin Thaxton, whose 10 year-old pug, Chancey, passed away unexpectedly after eating chicken jerky pet treats. After Mr. Thaxton’s new five-month old puppy, Penny suffered life-threatening kidney failure after eating the same treats, the Thaxton’s saw an FDA warning connecting the illnesses between the two dogs: tainted chicken jerky pet treats imported from China.

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