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UPDATE Milos Kitchen Chicken Jerky

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by KTdid, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    San Francisco – January 9, 2013 – Milo’s Kitchen® today announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from retailer shelves nationally. No other Milo’s Kitchen® products are affected.

    On Monday, New York State’s Department of Agriculture informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Company that trace amounts of residual antibiotics had been found in several lots of Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Jerky. After consultation with the New York Department of Agriculture and FDA, the company decided to voluntarily recall Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers, which are both sourced from the same chicken suppliers.

    Consumers with questions about Milo’s Kitchen products can get further information at 1-877-228-6493.

    http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/milos-kitchen-recalls-chicken-jerky-and-chicken-grillers
     
  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Hartz and Dogswell Chicken Jerky Treats

    Hartz and Dogswell chicken jerky are being removed by the manufacturer for internal testing and Kroger is pulling their own store brand from shelves.

    "...many expect the entire product category of chicken treats from China will disappear completely from the market. Years too late (and at what cost to so many)..."

    http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/whos-next
     
  3. Ellie

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    Harris Teeter and others have pulled them from the shelves to. You're right...this is years too late.
     
  4. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Del Monte wants to sue the Chinese Jerky Manufacturer?

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    Had to add this little guy...reminds me of Hachi.

    DelMonte – parent company of Milo’s Kitchen jerky pet treats – wanted to sue their Chinese jerky treat supplier AFTER illegal drugs were found in the pet treats. What responsibility does a manufacturer/importer of pet foods or pet food ingredients hold?

    In 2007 the world learned that hundreds of different brands of pet foods contained adulterated vegetable protein ingredients sourced from China. Tens of thousands of pets died and suffered permanent kidney damage. The resulting lawsuit primarily held Menu Foods – the largest manufacturer, canned foods – as the responsible party. Each individual pet food company was allowed to pass-on legal responsibility to Menu Foods. In other words companies like Iams or Nutro or Science Diet whose foods were recalled and responsible for pet deaths and illnesses – were legally allowed to put blame on their co-packer Menu Foods. A sort of – ‘I didn’t do it, Menu did’.
    Was that fair? What responsibility does each pet food manufacturer have to their own products regardless of who manufacturers the products?

    Now – in the midst of a lawsuit representing pet treat consumers against Del Monte’s Milo’s Kitchen jerky treats – we learn that Del Monte wanted to sue its Chinese supplier of jerky treats for ‘breach of contract’. Del Monte claims the ‘selling agreement’ between itself and Chinese seller ‘Nova World’ was breached due to (basically) the pet treats being found to contain illegal drugs. Del Monte’s selling agreement with the Chinese supplier provided that “Nova World has agreed to indemnify Del Monte against any claim, loss, damage, liability or expense for bodily injury, death, property damage or damage to brand reputation…where such injury, death or damage is caused by any products, ingredients or materials furnished by Nova World…”

    Simply put – the selling agreement Del Monte had with the Chinese supplier appeared to state that any claim Del Monte would suffer as a result of the jerky treats the Chinese supplier would have to pay. http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/12/26/64072.htm http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/pennsylvania/pawdce/2:2012cv01011/204732/129

    Imagine if you were a pet food/pet treat company. Let’s just say that your company decided to sell an imported food from China….jerky pet treats as example. Would you…

    1. Simply import the food on the word of the Chinese manufacturer? or…
    2. Would you inspect the farms the chickens were raised on? Inspect the feed the chickens were fed? Inspect the manufacturing facility? Inspect the slaughter facility? You know…investigate a little about that product that will bear your company name?

    I can share that with certainty – some pet food and pet treat manufacturers do investigate every single supplier of ingredients – or supplier of finished product. Some pet food and pet treat manufacturers work diligently to be certain each ingredient or finished product that bears their name is safe, sourced from healthy animals, those animals were fed properly, and even raised humanely. Some do this…but clearly not all.
    We expect that companies that make millions and billions in profits from our pets to do a little homework on sourcing of foods/ingredients prior to selling. We expect that – but it is certainly not always the case with pet foods and treats.

    Back to the original point of this story…do you think that it is fair for Del Monte to sue the Chinese manufacturer of the jerky treats? Should Del Monte (and Purina and all the other importers of jerky treats from China) be responsible for the products they imported and sold to consumers? Or does the ultimate responsibility lie with the Chinese manufacturers? Who should be held accountable for a poisonous product (found to contain illegal drugs)?

    Susan Thixton
    Pet Food Safety Advocate
    Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
    http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/del-monte-wants-to-sue-chinese-jerky-manufacturer
     

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