Dogs Are Dying - pet manufacturing process
The U. S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recently confirmed in an update to its official report (16th May 2014)
More than 1,000 of the 5,600 pet dogs have died, and so far it has been reported that they are sick from eating beef jerky dog food and treatment mainly imported from China.
These shocking statistics may just be the tip of the iceberg, as the FDA is still collecting and analyzing the data. While the U. S.
Action has been taken to recall pet food identified as a problem and the UK is still playing catch fishup -
This means that thousands of our pet dogs on the pond side are still in danger.
Fda's Veterinary Center (CVM)
Has been trying to find the cause of the deaths of these pets and so far it has been tested more than 1200 times but has not successfully identified the problem.
It even sent delegates to China to work with politicians, scientists and scholars to find solutions.
But the reason involved so far is still a mystery.
Their technicians investigated suspicious products of various bacteria, toxic substances, drugs and other contaminants and screened samples of salmonella, yeast, mold and fungi.
They also tested additives and preservatives, including salt and sulfuric acid, and 19 different food dyes.
Included in their tests, they looked for lead, zinc, titanium and nearly 20 other metals.
They even used gas chromatography mass spectrometry when looking for toxic chemicals.
The FDA found a green mold in a sample and found some antibiotics in several other samples, but not enough to cause disease or death.
They also found glycerin in some of the products that were incorrectly labeled as non-glycerin.
Despite the large number of tests, the cause of this serious and fatal reaction of dogs in some cases remains unknown.
Bernadette Dunham, director of CVM, said: "This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we have encountered . "D.
Four of our loved ones
We did our best, we did our best.
"As early as 2007, the FDA began to receive reports of illness after dogs ate beef jerky.
After repeated consultation notes over the years, and after removing some beef jerky from the general sale in January 2013 (
Because six different drugs were found to have contaminated them)
They noted that there appeared to be a slowdown in the number of incidents in February, but it has been confirmed that there are still new reports of dog illness, indicating that the problem has neither disappeared nor been resolved.
According to the US report, some dogs show decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (
Sometimes there is blood or mucus)
, Increase in water consumption and/or urinate within hours of eating beef jerky pet products.
Products include beef jerky or meat strips made of chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and/or dried fruits.
In the most serious cases, dogs suffer from severe kidney disease and bleeding in the intestines and stomach.
Others have a breakdown, twitching, or skin problem.
It is believed that this is the first such large-scale investigation, and the FDA is trying to contact all licensed veterinarians and dog owners in the United States. S.
They are invited to provide information about any pet dogs who have symptoms of illness after taking suspicious dog treatments.
In the relevant case, the veterinarian will be required to provide a sample of the patient's blood, urine and tissue for further analysis.
Nestle P & G©Mars and Colgate-
Palmolevey is believed to control 80% of the world's pets. food market.
Nestle, one of the four pet food suppliers, may not be surprised. ©Purina was the first to announce a voluntary withdrawal from Waggin's Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog and cat food/snacks earlier this year after trace antibiotics were found in their products.
For the same reason, dogs withdrew their happy hip chicken breast and duck jerky from the market --
Like the milo's Kitchen owned by San Francisco del Monte, he volunteered to take their chicken jerky and chicken rack home --
IMS trading also announced that it will voluntarily withdraw from the market before security is confirmed.
The FDA has since said that antibiotic residues are the cause of reported deaths and dog illness, as this element has been used for poultry raising pet food and snacks for many years without worrying.
I have to say that there are some people who think the FDA is over.
In the absence of sufficient scientific data support, keen to deny any potential connectionsup the claim.
The dried meat is best described as lean meat, trimmed by fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent corruption.
Typically, this drying involves adding salt to prevent bacteria from growing on the meat before removing enough moisture.
However, products described as dried meat in the pet food market are not always so simple.
There are a number of products that are sold as dried meat, which consists of highly processed, chopped and shaped meat, plus some that have no meat content but are still under suspicion rather than more traditional sliced-muscle meat.
These products include chemical preservatives that prevent oxidation and deterioration.
Many dried meat products have high sugar content, so they are very sweet and attractive for dogs.
The situation in the UK is much more complicated, so the risk of pet owners and their best friends is much greater.
Although the supply and manufacture of products used for human consumption is highly regulated, reviewed and controlled by various government departments, the quality and nature of food and snacks for pet dogs are not so actively controlled.
Most supermarkets I 've contacted seem to have a misconception that as long as the product comes from the UK (
Or not from China)
Then it is considered safe.
This is not true.
In particular, dried meat-style dog food can be imported from China by UK suppliers and packaged in the UK before sales, so although the supplier may be a British dog food manufacturer or supplier, the product itself or the ingredients that make the product easily come from China, and also from exactly the same source that killed so many dogs in the USS.
ALDIAldi's response was one of the first supermarkets to answer my questions, and their subsequent investigation was probably the most reassuring.
Like many supermarkets, Aldi has a range of core pet foods that they sell, all of which are made entirely in the UK and branded as "earearl ".
Aldi has confirmed that their "earstone" series is indeed made in the UK, and in this case it definitely means manufacturing in the UK, not importing and repackaging.
When I asked about anything from China, Aldi confirmed: the only country we use in dog food manufacturing (
It is in France, as mentioned earlier, it is certain that the ingredients are manufactured without import.
Also just to confirm to yourself that after our UK and French suppliers manufacture the products, all of our products are labeled at the headquarters of Atherton;
No Chinese suppliers.
Like many other big commercial streets and outdoors, Aldi worries meof-
Town suppliers, who occasionally sell products outside their core range, are usually special-
Purchase or sell items that may not be under the same control as the core scope.
Aldi told me that products outside the core range will be "special purchases" that will appear at certain times of the year, however, take the chicken jerky products we previously released as an example, these products are made in China and then repackaged in our warehouse in aststone, please note that this may be some time ago, before the evidence is published in the FDA report.
We are not able to identify special purchase products for future pet series, but according to the FDA survey, these products are unlikely to come from China.
Aldi said that pet products on supermarket shelves will not come from China until similar products from the FDA or the UK give the green light to Ann Quan, they are unlikely to store these items, instead, I will be more assured.
Although I have no doubt that Aldi will take into account their best interests when our pets store their products, there seems to be a lack of understanding or/and market pressure forcing them to invite risk factors into the snacks our pets are offered.
Response from Ashley Ford, account manager at Sainsbury ssainsbury, told me that the company does not sell any beef jerky
Pet products made in China.
Ashley went on to say that we always want to purchase all our products in good faith.
Like many customers and stakeholders, we are concerned that animal welfare standards in some businesses are poor.
Animal welfare is the most important thing for animals, but better management and care for livestock can improve productivity and food quality.
However, my concerns about the composition of these products and where they may come from and other manufacturers and pet food suppliers remain an open question, and these manufacturers and suppliers just re-order the products from China
They explained that there are 50,000 different items on supermarket shelves and that they cannot answer general questions about pet foods that may be sold at any given time without the respondent's well-known words (s)
Specific products (s)
I pressed sainsbury s further, and on November 1, Customer Manager David Smith replied to some good news: it has been investigated with our pet product buyers and I am pleased to confirm that, we no longer store any meat-dried style dog products in any store.
Â x80 x99 RESPONSE tescotesco is the most pro-
Actively deal with this problem by design or pleasant coincidence.
They told me they don't sell beef jerky.
Dog products native to China or native to China.
In addition, they say that their dog food and snacks are actually processed, manufactured and packaged entirely in Germany or Austria and have no connection or connection with China.
This fact may make Tesco the safest product for our pets at this time because of the outbreak of toxic dried meat.
The response from WILKINSONS/WILKOWilkinsons is a popular high
There are usually many street discount shops dedicated to pet food, snacks and toys.
They told me: once we hear about concerns that are particularly relevant to the content of glycerin,
We made a strict re-examination.
Evaluate our dog chewing products including raw materials and manufacturing standards.
Our chewing is made from human food grade meat that has been continuously tested in batches to ensure it is not contaminated and completely safe.
ASDAAsda's response explored the findings of the FDA report and investigated any potential impact of their purchase team.
Nisha Keaton from their customer service team told me: I am happy to confirm that none of our own brand's pet range products, including their ingredients, are from China.
Relative to their own web box range, they said: Our products are produced by BRC-certified factories, the factory's products have never been involved in a voluntary recall of dried chicken in the United States about a year ago.
The factory we work with is mainly for European customers, using food grade ingredients.
Conduct independent testing of SGS before shipping each production batch to the EU.
In addition, after the container arrives at the Dutch integrated warehouse center, a random test is conducted in the Netherlands before it is shipped to the Blackburn warehouse.
My concern about Assad's response is basically the same as that of other supermarkets in the UK.
While they may defend the quality of their own brand of pet food and snacks, they cannot confirm the Chinese beef jerky --
Free status or quality of other suppliers-dog food and snacks sold to pet owners on shelves.
Waitrose's response took a long time and before the response was correct they sent several emails but eventually they told me: I received a response from a food tech expert who was in charge of looking after dog food
They advise not to give dog food or dog food to Waitrose brand.
Or raw materials used to produce them.
Directly or indirectly from China.
All Waitrose's own brand dog food/treatment products are purchased directly from European factories.
For wet dog food, this is from Ireland, and for dry dog food, it is from Britain and Ireland, and for dog food, they are from Britain and Austria.
Please rest assured that witrose has a policy to visit the manufacturing plant
Therefore, we know exactly where and how our products are produced, and we have sufficient traceability of raw materials.
The same question, the quality of their own brand products is guaranteed, but what about other products they sell?
The German global discount store Lidl operates 10,000 supermarkets in Europe.
Asked about the FDA's report on dried meat and dog food in China, Lidl replied that they were investigating the matter.
That was in early November 2013 and I was still waiting for their reply.
Jollyes Pet Supermarket also had the same opportunity to respond when asked about this, but they have not accepted the offer so far.
I may be a little naive (
Maybe they're still investigating.
But I often believe that silence is a problem.
British Veterinary Association in response to the British Veterinary Association (BVA)
A response was also contacted.
Sally Burnell of BVA explained: "PFMA has informed us of this situation and they have been looking into it to understand the situation in the UK.
We have notified the members of the relevant information and have already served with veterinary drug poisoning information (VPIS)
To make sure they are aware of this as well.
I explained that this is not a new threat, it is a threat from the US FDA. S.
It was announced in the media there on January 2013.
I also added that the fact that I questioned the PFMA at the end of October made it a bit coincidental that they only contacted the BVA now, or that no one fully agreed --to-
How fast is the British dried meat panic?
Sally replied: "I can understand that you must be frustrated and worried about these replies (or lack of).
At this stage, there is not much we can do except to ensure that our members are informed and ensure that any suspicious cases are reported in the right way, and that is why we are contacting VPIS.
Hopefully this is not a problem we see in the UK, but we have to be vigilant.
Contacted government ministers, members of parliament and health agencies, mainly to try to find out which department or agency is actually responsible for ensuring the safety of food used in the UK for dogs, I was surprised to find out how difficult it is to get any official information.
What impressed me was that the UK was napping on this issue while the US was napping on this issue. S.
It seems that I have been on this case for many years.
The Bureau of Food Standards responded that the Bureau of food standards is an independent government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK.
One might think that the agency is more about the issue and the fda.
Investigate more than anyone else, but when asked about the dried meat scare in China, Joseph Nicholas, consultant on animal feed and animal policy --
The product department of the Food Standards Bureau seemed completely unaware of any problems at first.
In his first reply to me on October 31, he said: I believe you may be referring to the melamine contamination incident a few years ago and then continue to provide more information about the incident.
The melamine contamination of Chinese imports of dog food was actually exposed in 2007 and dealt with that year, but it has little to do with the recent incident related to dog poisoning, except that it seems to involve Chinese dog food processing and/or manufacturing again.
When asked to make a more appropriate response, the Food Standards Bureau replied: "We have sought advice on the possible import of beef jerky from the Pet Food Manufacturers Association ---http://www. pfma. org. uk/ --
The trade association of the British pet food industry, which covers 90% of the UK market.
To its current knowledge, it has confirmed that its members do not import such products from China.
Let me know when the Bureau of Food Standards pressed for the third time: I'm not sure I can provide the absolute certainty you might be seeking.
We do not collect import information from third countries ourselves (
This is the responsibility of HM Revenue and Customs)
Nor do feed enterprises be required to notify us of any such imports;
There is no licensing system for animal feed products (
In addition to the requirement that feed additives be specifically authorized for intended use and control of prohibited ingredients and potentially undesirable substances).
Have control over some high imports
Risk products from certain third countries-see http://www. food. gov. uk/business-
But there are no beef jerky products from China on this list.
I mentioned earlier the EU's feed and food rapid alert system under which Member States inform the Commission of issues on their territory so that other Member States can take appropriate action with common interest;
However, under this issue, no notice was received from beef jerky products from China.
As far as we know, I have been reading a phrase while studying the subject, and I tend to explain the phrase because we are not entirely sure, but we think that is the case.
I also find it disturbing to receive a response from a government agency that seems to hand over its dog welfare responsibility in the UK to a trade association, its main interest may be to pursue the economic interest of selling by increasing the number and type of products on the market and striving to improve the quality and safety of the products provided to its members.
The association says they have a variety of goals, one of which is to stimulate growth and reputation in the industry by encouraging understanding and good working relationships among people related to pet food.
Of course, because they represent only one large chunk (
A big chunk though)
In the market, this provides an opportunity for rogue suppliers to put poor quality dog food on the shelves of our British pet shop.
Before we consider what might happen from EU countries and countries outside the EU, including China.
Paul maynard mpi's response contacted Paul Maynard MP early in the investigation, but it took him a long time to get a response from government agencies and individuals about the import and regulation of Chinese assholes.
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
It is difficult to determine whether they are responsible for this control or whether they fall within the prescribed scope of the Food Standards Bureau (FSA).
In the end, Jane Ellison, deputy parliamentary public health minister of the Ministry of Health, was given the task of responding.
When making this decision, I would rather have been listening to the phone all the time. . .
A few people may be panting to repeat "this is not my responsibility ".
Jane Ellison made it clear in the letter.
First of all, dog food belongs to the legal protection of animal feed legislation, including wild games for human consumption. food-
Produce animals such as pets, zoos, circuses and creatures that live freely in the wild.
Such legislation is under review and control (
The EU, which puts the United Kingdom government in some way in passenger seats, rather than driving a safe car like it is now.
Second, she said that since no notification was received about Chinese dried meat imports and related pet dog diseases through the EU feed and food rapid alert system, the European Commission did not distribute any information about it to member states, no relevant precautions were required.
It seems to me a bit bluffing and a bit of incompetence, because if the EU does not get information from Member States (
By requiring veterinarians from these countries to report related diseases after Chinese beef jerky treatment)
How do they know if the problem exists?
It's hard for you to find it if you don't look for it.
MORRISONSMorrisons told me in their own survey and customer service manager James Thompson: I can confirm that none of our own brand pet foods are made using Chinese meat derivatives
I can also confirm that we do not have the products highlighted in the FDA report in stock, including Vitalife, dogkid, Waggin Train, Beefeaters, Cadet, Kingdom pet, Canyon
We also contacted the British Association of Pet food manufacturers.
PFMA responded that they had not received reports of similar problems in the UK.
They also contacted the Food Standards Agency on the issue, which confirmed that they had not received any reports of similar problems in the UK.
As a responsible retailer, we will continue to keep in touch with these organizations.
I explained to Morrison that the main problem seemed to be that neither PFMA nor the Food Standards Bureau collected data because they did not ask for data from veterinarians and pet owners in the UK, how could they know.
Until Britain followed America. S.
This means asking the right question, the link between a dog getting sick and/or dying from eating beef jerky imported from China will not be disclosed.
The problem is that there may be 1,000 dogs that are sick, or are dead today, and it is known that they will check practice all over the country, how many of the 1,000 dogs have eaten beef jerky from China recently?
FDAThe latest news-to-
The latest news on this issue is that the FDA is closely checking the level of glycerin used to produce beef jerky for dog and cat food and snacks.
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Tropical and tropical regions around the world are rich sources of glycerin.
Unfortunately, the mad tree may contain undesirable toxic substances.
Products such as foboester may enter beef jerky produced in China, especially when almost all Chinese foods refer to glycerin in the ingredient list.
These compounds have both acute and chronic toxicity to humans and animals.
To make matters worse, the actual toxic substances can be found in glycerin and protein. products.
This appears to be a reasonable possibility, according to the FDA manufacturer's notice, and it will certainly follow this investigation route with full vitality.
Since the official report was released in 2013, 1,800 cases have been reported to the FDA.
In collecting and analyzing the data, the FDA said that 60% of the cases reported stomach diseases, 30% of kidney or urinary diseases, and 10% of neurological, skin and immune problems.
About 15% of kidney and urinary cases tested positive for Fanconi syndrome, a rare kidney disease associated with their investigation.
During the recent testing process, the drug carbamamine was found in some samples of dried chicken treatment.
These samples come from imported Chinese beef jerky sold during or before the 2013 period.
Carbamamine is an antiviral drug approved for the treatment of humans, although it has been used for pain control in dogs.
In 2006, the FDA banned poultry use.
The FDA does not believe that carbamamine will lead to the type of disease reported by the Chinese dried meat treatment survey, but accepting it should not be in treatment at all, and has reported this fact to the relevant manufacturers in China.
The FDA has confirmed that it will treat domestic and imported carbamamine beef jerky and other antibodies in the future
Virus drug contamination in the future.
Although Britain seems to be taking a self
Dog food safety supervision methods provided through supermarkets, pet shops and other advanced places
Street shops in AmericaS.
I think this is a more regulated route, and so it is certainly a more secure one.
My argument is self.
Regulation is unlikely to provide adequate incentives for responsible behavior by pet food manufacturers, and evidence of pudding is also being consumed, which is a bit ironic.
We just need to think about ourselves.
The regulation of other services has brought us here.
In recent years, UK suppliers have learned about the impact of reliance on this approach.
Without any recognized single agency fighting on behalf of our pet dog and the responsible dog owners in the UK at the helm, our best friend could get sick and possibly die from eating beef jerky
Treat, from China, is more likely now and in the future.
Responsible owners may want to do what I have already done-check their dog Cup boards and handle any meat jerky safely --
Because even if the packaging does not mention China as a source, the ingredients or beef jerky itself may have been purchased from China and repackaged outside of China.
I won't buy any dried meat either.
Food or treatment in style until the FDA in the United StatesS.
Or the British government has announced that the problem has been identified and that the manufacturing process and pollution sources have been dealt with thoroughly and effectively.
Dogs cannot help themselves, but they must rely on us to take care of their health --
As owners, we must be more diligent on their behalf.