Saturday, February 6, 2016

Nestle, Milo dog treats recalled

Another day, another pet treat recall.

Nestle, Milo dog treats recalled


Another day, another pet treat recall.

This time it's Nestle Purina PetCare, maker of Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, and Milo's Kitchen jerky treats.

Nestle says it is voluntarily withdrawing those treats sold in the U.S. until further notice. Milo's Kitchen says it is recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers treats.

The recalls come after the New York Department of Agriculture found trace amounts of antibitic residue in chicken jerky treats.

The antibiotics are used in chickens in China but not the U.S. (So, while the names may sound like the Old West, remember many treats are made with ingredients from China.)

Nestle and Milo say the products are safe and no cases of illness have been reported. But products are being recalled because of the differences in regulations.

“Pet safety and consumer confidence in our products are our top priorities,” said Rob Leibowitz, general manager, Pet Products. “While there is no known health risk, the presence of even trace amounts of these antibiotics does not meet our high quality standards. Therefore, today we decided to recall both products and asked retailers to remove the products from their shelves.

Canyon Creek Ranch dog and cat foods are manufactured in the U.S. and are not included in the recall, Nestle said.

The Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate jerky treats after hundreds of dogs were sickened or died as a result of tainted treats made in China.

Sign up for recall e-alerts on the website Dog Food Advisor.


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