Recall Alert: Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

In the wake of massive Chinese chicken jerky dog treat voluntary recalls by Purina (for Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brands) and Del Monte (for Milo’s Kitchen) due to the discovery of 4 antibiotic residues known to be illegal in the United States, as hoped, other brands of chicken jerky dog treats imported from China are following suit and voluntary recalling their brands as well.

The next manufacturer of chicken jerky dog treats joining the nationwide product recall is IMS Trading Corp, makers of the Cadet brand of dog treats.

From the IMS Trading Corp website,

IMS Trading Corp today announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products sold in the United States until further notice.

The Company is taking this action after learning this week that the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM) found trace amounts of antibiotic residue in samples of Cadet brand Chicken Jerky Treat products. These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other major countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the U.S.  Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products are safe to feed as directed and have not been linked to ANY illnesses in dogs or humans. However, due to regulatory inconsistencies among countries, the presence of antibiotic residue is technically considered an adulteration in the United States.

At first, New York State authorities requested that IMS Trading Corp remove Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky treats from retail locations only in the state of New York.  We have decided to expand this and conduct a voluntary withdrawal of these chicken treat products nationwide.

A double testing program is being established to check for these antibiotics in China (point of origin) and the United States before we consider to sell these products in the future.  Testing will be based on a scientifically sound statistical sampling program.

There is no indication that the trace amounts of antibiotic residue are linked to the FDA’s ongoing investigation of chicken jerky products. The trace amounts of antibiotic residue (in the parts-per-billion range) do not pose a health or pet safety risk.

While the manufacturers involved in the nationwide recall of Chinese imported chicken jerky dog treats maintain that the antibiotics found in their products are not responsible for the thousands of dog illnesses reported over the past 6 years, more complete testing and evidence to that fact is warranted. The truth is, chicken jerky imported from China is responsible for the deaths of nearly 400 dogs and the illness of thousands more, with these antibiotic residues being the ONLY contamination discovered to date that isn’t also present in American-made treats that do NOT make our dogs sick.

Additionally, it remains to be discovered how extensively the chicken used to make these treats expands into other dog food production. The only way to ensure the safety and well-being of your pets is to stop feeding them foods and treats that are manufactured, sourced, or processed in China.

The melamine dog food scare in 2007, along with the Chinese government’s refusal to work with the FDA and investigators to locate the source of contamination in these treats further strengthens our position that when it comes to the health and safety of our pets, the Chinese are more concerned with their bottom line.

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