Wal-Mart quietly stopped selling two brands of dog
treats in July, after customers voiced concerns that the Chinese products may
have caused their pets to fall ill, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday, but
no recall has been announced.
Spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said
Wal-Mart started pulling Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product
Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading on July 26. She said
Wal-Mart also placed a computerized block on all cash registers to prevent
workers from selling the products. Customer
removal from the products was done after some customer complaints and the
company first wanted to test the product before a public announcement was made.
The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is checking the dog
treats but has not yet detected any chemical or biological contamination in
the Chinese-made products.
Wal-Mart's action follows a massive pet food recall in March
, when retailers began
pulling products made in China that included the chemical
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