Reports of illness tied to Chinese-made jerky pet treats down

Reports of illnesses caused by pet jerky treats manufactured in China have dropped sharply, according to the FDA. The agency recorded 270 complaints from May to September of last year, while it logged 1,800 in the seven months prior. The slowdown means the agency will begin issuing reports annually instead of twice a year, but efforts to identify the cause of the illnesses continue, according to the FDA: “The agency continues to devote significant resources to its investigation, and will post non-routine updates if notable events occur.” The Plain Dealer (Cleveland

some of this likely is due to major pet store chains refusing to sell them (Petsmart, Petco)

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