Golden Rewards Duck Jerky Recall

FDA Investigating Irradiation As Possible Cause

The FDA has announced it will begin testing the affected products to determine if irradiation may have contributed to some of the treat related issues.

That’s because companies like Nestle Purina PetCare have confirmed they are using irradiation to sterilize the affected treats.

In a related story published in 2009, the Australian government is reported to have banned the use of this process following reports of paralysis and death in cats after consuming irradiated cat food.

Although the following list is incomplete, many of the products are sold in the US by Nestle Purina and Del Monte including:

The Runaway Growth of Chinese Pet Food Imports

In the past ten years, there has been a dramatic increase in the import of pet food from China into the United States.

That’s because human consumption of poultry in China consists mostly of dark meat. And this leaves a massive amount of light meat poultry products available for export.

From 2003, when China first approached the USDA about poultry exports, to 2011, the volume of pet food exports to the United States from China has grown 85-fold.

It’s estimated that nearly 86 million pounds of pet food came from China in 2011 alone. What’s more, pet treats, including jerky, are now the fastest growing segment of the pet food market.

After inspecting five Chinese manufacturing plants chosen for their significant amount of jerky product exported to the US, the FDA identified one firm that had falsified documents regarding their use of glycerin.

Glycerin is an ingredient found in most jerky pet treats and also implicated as a possible cause of the problem.

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Are Golden Rewards dog treats Safe?

The FDA calls it the “hallmark” disease among dogs thought sickened by jerky made in China. In the report, the FDA said that the complaints about Golden Rewards treats involved 23 sick dogs including three deaths.

Are duck jerky treats safe for dogs?

Duck-jerky treats nearly spelled the end for Bubby the toy poodle last month. That’s what an Ohio State University veterinarian concluded after the 3-year-old pooch was taken to the OSU clinic dehydrated and too weak and sick to eat or drink.

Where are golden rewards duck jerky made?

Zoe’s family provided her Walmart’s Golden Rewards Chicken Jerky. The front of the label: No warning to the consumer the product was manufactured in China.

Are jerky treats making dogs sick?

Signs that have been reported in association with JPT may occur within hours to days of feeding the jerky treat products are decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood or mucus), increased water consumption and/or increased urination.