Tyson Pet Products Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc. , is launching a line of dog chews to be produced at a recently reopened plant in Independence, Iowa, USA.

The company's 100% natural True Chews dog treats will be offered in a variety of different chews such as ham bone, chicken fillet, pork ear and beef bully stick.

"The chews segment of the US pet treat market is a US$1.2 billion business growing at a rate of 8% a year, and we believe there is significant untapped opportunity," said Jeff Webster, group vice president of renewable products for Tyson Foods.