Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2013

Nestlé Purina PetCare and Milo’s Kitchen recall dog treats due to antibiotic residue

Two manufacturers of dog treats announced Wednesday they are voluntarily recalling some of their dog treat products due to the presence of trace amounts of residual antibiotics in several lots of their products.

St. Louis, MO company, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Waggin’ Train, LLC announced the withdrawal  of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats until further notice.

The product withdrawal was prompted by the discovery of trace amounts of antibiotic residue in samples of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch chicken jerky products by the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets (NYSDAM).

These antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other major countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the U.S.

“All of us at Waggin’ Train care deeply about pets and their owners, and the quality of our products is of the utmost importance,” said Nina Leigh Krueger, President, Waggin’ Train LLC. “Waggin’ Train has served millions of pets and their owners very well. In the final analysis, our Company and our loyal consumers must have total confidence in the products we sell and feed our pets. Once we understand and determine how to comply with the technicalities of different regulatory frameworks, we will work with all appropriate parties to define the best way to supply the market.”

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San Francisco dog treat company, Milo’s Kitchen, also issued a voluntary recall of Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers, also because  NYSDAM found trace antibiotic residue in several lots of Milo’s Kitchen® Chicken Jerky. Because the two products are from the same chicken supplier. Milo’s Kitchen chose to recall both.

“Pet safety and consumer confidence in our products are our top priorities,” said Rob Leibowitz, general manager, Pet Products. “While there is no known health risk, the presence of even trace amounts of these antibiotics does not meet our high quality standards. Therefore, today we decided to recall both products and asked retailers to remove the products from their shelves.”

No other products from the above two companies are affected by the withdrawal/recall.

For the Nestle Purina products–For product refund or more information call our Office of Consumer Affairs at            1-800-982-0704       or go to www.waggintrainbrand.com.

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



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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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