Milo's Kitchen is voluntarily recalling Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers in the United States because the products may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic that isn't approved in the U.S. Nestle Purina also announced a recall of Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats
The chicken jerky products, which are made in China, may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue, (in the parts per-billion range) but do not pose a health or pet safety risk, Milo's Kitchen and Purina said on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. No other Milo's Kitchen treats or pet food products are affected by this withdrawl.
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) found trace amounts of antibiotic residue in samples of the chicken jerky products. These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and the European Union, but are not approved in the U.S. NYSDAM informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the company that trace amounts of residual antibiotics had been found in several lots of Milo's Kitchen® Chicken Jerky.
Milo's Kitchen is recalling the products nationwide until further notice.
There is no indication that the antibiotic residue is linked to the FDA's ongoing investigation of chicken jerky products. Several thousand consumers have reported to the FDA that their dogs have gotten sick and gotten kidney problems as result of eating jerky treats made in China.
The FDA agency said in September 2012 that it had been notified of 360 dogs that died after eating the suspected treats over the last 18 months and is conducting a broad investigation. No definitive cause for the dogs' sicknesses has yet been identified. Irradiation, among other possible causes, is being researched.
Consumers who discard the treats will receive a full refund. Consumers with questions about Milo's Kitchen products can get further information at 1-877-228-6493.
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