The FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers in September 2007 about the dangers of chicken jerky dog treats (also called tenders or strips) which are imported from China. The number of complaints being received dropped off during the latter part of 2009 and most of 2010 but resurfaced again in 2011. Throughout 2011, the FDA saw an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with chicken jerky products imported from China. The issue is the FDA can’t remove a product from the market based solely on complaints and they are currently investigating a number of products so there has not been a dog jerky recall.
The good news is, as a consumer you have choice. Now is the time to use the strongest brand influencing tool you have access to, your money, to buy a product that supports happy, healthy pets. I’m not going to mention the brands of the products involved in the investigation but there are trusted brands out there. For example, Hill’s® line of Ideal Balance™ treats are made in the USA, all-natural and made from only the best ingredients. The key here is you want to look for products made in the USA and are naturally preserved with no artificial colors or flavors.
Sounds good, right? I'll be honest, Gibson has never had Chicken Jerky, so when all the recalls happened we were glad that it did not affect us, but at the same time, intrigued since apparently so many dogs did love it and were bummed when their favorite treats were no more. So, I'm glad to be able to try these treats!
I will be sure to do a proper review of these as soon as I receive my freebie in the mail, but for now I wanted to get on with the giveaway! Hill's is letting me giveaway 50 bags of these Chicken Jerky treats!! 50!
The first 50 people to send me their name and mailing address will receive a bag to try! Please do not leave your information in the comments of this blog. Instead, send an email to ksteck23(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @).
That's it!! Hurry, it's first come, first serve!
All 50 have been spoken for! Thank you for your interest!!