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Pet Food News / Pet Food Safety
On December 20, 2012

China responds to chicken jerky dog treat complaints

Chinese government responds to congressman's letter saying FDA investigations may be flawed

The Chinese government has responded to complaints about chicken jerky treats imported from that country that have been linked to dog illnesses in the US and have been the subject of recent investigations by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Congressman Jerry McNerney wrote a letter to the Chinese government about the chicken jerky treats, asking the government to "consider halting production of these chicken jerky treats until the FDA can determine whether or not the products contain tainted material."

In response, the Chinese government wrote, "From the perspective of the Chinese side, there might be something wrong with the FDA's investigation guidance." According to a report, the letter also warned not to influence public opinion and "to clear the name of Chinese petfood and eliminate the negative impact thereof on Chinese petfood trade and bilateral relationship."

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