Pet Food News / Pet Food Safety
On June 17, 2014

Global Pet Foods removes China-produced pet treats from stores

Mandatory action effective immediately

Canada's Global Pet Foods is pulling China-made pet treats from 160 of its stores, effective immediately.

This decision comes on the heels of US-based Petco and PetSmart releasing statements of similar intent, though their move is voluntary (Global Pet Foods' is mandatory) and not immediate. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet been able to definitively determine that jerky treats from China are causing ongoing illnesses in pets, in spite of years of testing. But stores carrying the treats are beginning to listen to consumers.

“The FDA has not identified a direct link between any of these treats manufactured in China as causing the specific type of illness,” said Michelle Friedman, PetSmart spokesperson. “However, we have been hearing concerns both from the FDA and our customers. We decided that it was the right thing to do.”

Comments powered by Disqus


Petfood Forum Europe conference



Read the May issue of Petfood Industry!

May 2015

The May 2015 issue of Petfood Industry focuses on the expanding pet food company, Pipeline Pet Products, and how new product development is helping the company to grow in the US market. Also, learn about emerging pet food markets like Asia-Pacific as expenditures on pet products continue to grow. And as specialty pet foods continue to grow in all markets, products claiming “natural” or “organic” status are climbing to the top of consumers’ lists.

READ MORE in Petfood Industry magazine