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“Mysterious outbreak” from Chinese pet jerky treats kills 580 dogs, makes thousands ill: FDA


I usually don’t post about non VO related issues but this one I felt I should share. My dog is usually in my recording space, quietly waiting for me to finish so we can play or go to bed, so we’ll use that connection to justify this blog post.

Global News

Concerns around a rash of cats and dogs becoming ill or dying due to eating jerky pet-treats have the United States Food and Drug Administration appealing to the public on both sides of the border for help in their investigation.

The agency said in a report on Tuesday that since 2007, it has received reports of jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada – with roughly 580 of those pets dying.  Most of the treats connected with this outbreak have been made in China, the FDA said.

In an attempt to gather more information, the FDA is reaching out to licensed pet owners and veterinarians in both Canada and the U.S., and is conducting more than 1,200 tests while visiting jerky pet treat manufacturers in China. They’re also collaborating with colleagues in academia, the pet food industry, state labs…

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