Petco Stops Selling Chinese Treats That May Sicken Pets

By on January 9, 2015

In the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receiving 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses after pets ate chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats from China, Petco announced that it removed all Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores throughout the U.S.

Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull the treats from its 1,300 stores.  Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Monday that it plans to have them off shelves at its roughly 1,300 stores by March.

John Sturm, Petco VP, stated that its manufacturing of all treats is currently limited to the U.S. and foreign locations including the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and South America.

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