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The FDA (gubmint vet) has No Idea Why Jerky Treats Are Killing Hundreds of Dogs
Time ^ | 10/23/13 | Laura Stampler

Posted on 10/24/2013 5:22:06 PM PDT by Libloather

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But in spite of running more than 1,000 tests and visiting multiple manufacturers, the FDA still isn’t sure what it is in the chicken, duck, and sweet potato jerky that is making the animals sick. “To date, testing for contaminants in jerky treats has not revealed a cause for the illnesses,” said deputy director for the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine Martine Hartogensis.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; dogs; fda; freetrade; jerky
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1 posted on 10/24/2013 5:22:06 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Hey! Just think about it! They come from China!


2 posted on 10/24/2013 5:24:28 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Must be the chocolate.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 5:26:41 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Libloather

They should ban all food and medical products from China. We’ve seen too many of these horror stories from Chinese products.

And they should raise the import tariffs and put Americans back to work.

They should also restore the additional duties on goods delivered on non-American ships and rebuild the U.S. fleet.


4 posted on 10/24/2013 5:28:16 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Red_Devil 232; Libloather
Hey it IS this FDA...

Are We Crazy? USDA To Label Chinese-Processed Chicken As ‘Made In America’

5 posted on 10/24/2013 5:30:09 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: DannyTN

Just think about where our chicken is fixing to come from!


6 posted on 10/24/2013 5:30:21 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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7 posted on 10/24/2013 5:35:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

You would think they would just ban the imported from China treats that are causing this, remember the baby food??


8 posted on 10/24/2013 5:36:00 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Libloather

WHY aren’t they testing dogs for allergies to the ingredients in these treats? If there are no actual contaminants, it seems to me that would be the next logical step.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: MestaMachine
The FDA is just another corrupt Dept. of the Gubermint in the back pocket of Big Pharma. End of story. Welcome to the Banana Republic.
10 posted on 10/24/2013 5:41:30 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Red_Devil 232

> Just think about where our chicken is fixing to come from!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4


11 posted on 10/24/2013 5:42:57 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Libloather

The scientists and veterinarians at the FDA are educated at the exact same schools as scientists and veterinarians who work in the private sector.

The FDA investigation into this matter is being conducted by several people of different disciplines. The inability to find the responsible contaminant makes me wonder if the treats are just guilty by association, and not the actual cause of the problems. It could be that the illnesses have various etiologies.

I do not think that most people appreciate just how difficult and time-consuming an epidemiological investigation is. In this case, if the treats are not the problem, then extensive testing on them is delaying the identification of the real problem.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 5:43:13 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Libloather
These chicken jerky treats for dogs came about BECAUSE China had to figure out what to do with all they chickens they were forced to massacre because of disease. THERE'S a clue.

Had it not been for China's mass slaughter of chickens, they probably wouldn't even have conceived of making chicken jerky treats for dogs.

13 posted on 10/24/2013 5:46:09 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Libloather

It’s very easy to make jerky for your dogs with a cheap food dehydrator. I take London Broil and cut it into thin strips and dry it until it has the consistency of leather. Just the beef; nothing else added. My Sheltie loves it, and it’s also good for his teeth. Two pounds of London Broil make about 70 treats; price about $10 in my area.


14 posted on 10/24/2013 5:47:42 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: GeronL
ban imports...China

Just do like most of us everday joes and feed the dog table scraps. Environmentally friendly...blah...blah..blah...(except for the gas attacks.:>)

Mix it with cheap WalMart dogfood.

That, my friends, is a happy, long-life dog. It's those $60 dog foods that kill.

15 posted on 10/24/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: DAC21

Does anyone really think Big Gov. cares about 600 Dogs? All that matters is that the Chicoms have open markets to peddle their poison. Obunga is laughing his ass off as he feeds his photo opted Dogs organic free range chicken.


16 posted on 10/24/2013 5:54:41 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Red_Devil 232

I know, and China already bought Smithfield so now our pork will be from there too.

We just keep strengthening our enemy while we weaken our own country. It’s crazy.


17 posted on 10/24/2013 5:56:20 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Red_Devil 232

I know, and China already bought Smithfield so now our pork will be from there too.

We just keep strengthening our enemy while we weaken our own country. It’s crazy.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 5:56:21 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Libloather

It should rather be called Obamacide.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 5:56:51 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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20 posted on 10/24/2013 6:03:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Libloather

Doggie treats mean something entirely different in a Chinese restaurant.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 6:25:10 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: GeronL

(Wouldn’t that be too easy??)


22 posted on 10/24/2013 6:26:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; All
"Doggie treats mean something
entirely different in a
Chinese restaurant."


 photo funny-chinese-restaurant-sign.jpg

23 posted on 10/24/2013 6:30:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DannyTN
I was just telling my wife to never buy any type of food that comes from China. I don't even like eating or drinking out of cups and dishes made in China.
24 posted on 10/24/2013 7:12:23 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Libloather
The FDA (gubmint vet) has No Idea Why Jerky Treats Are Killing Hundreds of Dogs

Maybe they could consult with Gabby from NCIS.
Using her mass spectrometer she can identify every element and compound in the universe within an hour!

25 posted on 10/24/2013 7:27:43 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: peeps36
I was just telling my wife to never buy any type of food that comes from China. I don't even like eating or drinking out of cups and dishes made in China.

Unfortunately, pet food and treats from China are NEVER prominently labeled.
Just try to find "Country of Origin" anywhere on the label of any pet treat product. The best you can hope for is Distributed by Blah Blah, somewhere in the US...

26 posted on 10/24/2013 7:34:06 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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