Jerky Treat Congressional Hearing Reveals Risks with Big Brands and Retailers
Posted on Jul 02, 2014 , 0 comments
"The FDA’s testing [of jerky pet treats from China] found various antibiotic residues in chicken jerky pet treats, which were also found by the N.Y. State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Though the FDA does not believe the presence of these residues contributed to the reported illnesses in jerky pet treats, they should not be present in the products."Shaun Kennedy of the System Institute, LLC added that companies and industry people could also help alleviate the testing deficiencies of local regulatory authorities through partnerships and internal monitoring.
“While overall the food and agriculture system does a remarkable job of safely feeding us, we should do better. Through effective partnerships across stakeholders, from industry to authorities to the research community, the encouraging thing is we can.”As part of the pet food industry, Healthy Spot only carries companies that source their food responsibly from regulated supply chains that meet or exceed U.S. food safety standards. Quality is one of our core values. We buy responsibly, so that you can also. Source: Congress website & FDA website