According to news sources, a recent warning issued by The Food and Drug Administration against chicken jerky dog treats imported from China came as a response to an increasing number of reports regarding dog illnesses associated with the products.
The warning is the third ever issued by the FDA in regards to the chicken jerky products. It correlates with a recent, 2011 spike in reports regarding dog illnesses in association with the chicken jerky products. The FDA has issued such warnings before, once in September 2007 and another time in December 2008. The recent warning comes in contrast to the last two years, when a drop off in the number of illnesses were reported.
The FDA has received over 350 reports of dog illnesses due to the consumption of chicken jerky products this year alone. The products were imported mainly from China.
Dog owners are encouraged to check with their veterinarian right away, if their dogs experience any severe side effects within 24 hours of consuming chicken jerky products.
As a Long Beach personal injury lawyer, I understand the inherent dangers of defective products and the risks they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness among dog owners. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Long Beach to learn about the legal options available to you.