Although some 3,600 dog illnesses and 10 cat illnesses have been linked to jerky treats made in China, retailers are not pulling the products from shelves or posting warnings for consumers. Representatives of some retailers say they are following the FDA's lead, noting that recalls are issued only when a contaminant has been identified. Despite extensive testing, the FDA has yet to link a compound to the illnesses and to the approximately 580 deaths connected to the treats. Consumer and pet advocate groups argue that the companies should do more to let people know that the treats are under intense scrutiny so they can make informed choices.

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