Wal-Mart quietly pulls dog treats made in China
August 23, 2007 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode
Here’s one that got by the media radar...
Wal-Mart quietly pulled two Chinese-made dog treats from its shelves after people complained the treats sickened their pets, according to several sources including KGET-TV and www.msnbc.com.
Because there was no formal announced recall the report is just now starting to surface. I am not certain if this internal recall affected only some regionally located Wal-Marts or all Wal-Mart locations throughout the U.S.
The Wal-Mart pet snacks pulled from shelves are:
-Chicken jerky strips made by import Pingyang Pet Product
-Chicken strips made by Shanghai Bistro Trading
Wal-Mart said they placed a computerized block on all cash registers to prevent workers from unknowingly selling the products and are diligently testing the dog treats.
The article says “Experts said homemade treats could help avoid problems” although they don’t say “who” the experts are. The report does however provide three websites that offer homemade treat recipes: Gourmetsleuth.com, ThePoop.com, or Hungrymutt.com.