FDA calls on veterinarians for help in solving jerky treat mystery

10/22/2013 | USA Today · CBS News · CNN · Food Poisoning Bulletin

The FDA has issued a call for veterinarians and pet owners to help solve the mystery surrounding a rash of pet deaths linked to chicken jerky treats made in China. The treats have been connected to illness in some 3,600 dogs and 10 cats, and at least 580 of those animals died. The government has tested 1,200 samples, but no clear cause for the illnesses has been uncovered. Veterinarians in the U.S. will receive a letter from the FDA asking for information to help them further investigate the matter, and the FDA also has resources for clients.

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