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    Petco made an announcement today that they are discontinuing and will no longer be selling Dog food or Treats that are manufactured in China, with Nestlé products like Beneful, and the chicken jerky treats that were recently recalled because they were linked to many illnesses and deaths in dogs due to kidney failure. This is great news. Woo Hoo. I'm so happy these products are going to be harder to find, hopefully other retailers follow suit.


    BREAKING: Petco to Discontinue Selling ALL Pet Food and Treats from China
    Written on 05/20/2014 by Brandy Arnold in Food Guidelines, Front Page News



    Petco today announced it will stop carrying China-made dog and cat treats at its more than 1,300 store locations nationwide, including Unleashed by Petco stores and online at Petco.com, by the end of 2014. The move makes Petco the first national pet specialty retailer to take this step in support of the health and well-being of pets.


    “We know some pet parents are wary of dog and cat treats made in China, especially Chicken Jerky products, and we’ve heard their concerns,” said Jim Myers, Petco CEO. “As a leader in the industry and the trusted partner for our pet parents, we’re eager to make this transition and to expand our assortment of safe and healthy treats, the majority of which are made right here in the U.S. Very simply, we feel this decision is in the best interest of the pets we all love and, ultimately, for our business.”


    Since 2007, and as recently as just last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has periodically cautioned consumers about a potential link between reported illnesses in dogs and the consumption of jerky products made in China. However, the FDA has been unable to identify a direct link between the reported illnesses and the China-made treats, and has not recommended a recall of jerky products.


    “We’ve been following the FDA warnings and related customer concerns closely, and we’ve been actively reducing our China-made assortment and expanding our American-made offerings for several years now,” said Myers. “We know the FDA hasn’t yet identified a direct cause for the reported illnesses, but we decided the uncertainty of the situation outweighs the lack of actual proof. It has taken some time and careful thought to get to this point, but we’re proud to make the change and we believe our customers will be pleased with it as well.”


    The final stage of the transition will begin in September and is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, marking the end of a multi-year process in which Petco has been working with vendors and suppliers to offer more safe and healthy alternatives to treats made in China.


    Pet parents looking for alternatives to China-made dog or cat treats will find a broad selection of USA-made products at Petco from brands like American Jerky, Blue Buffalo, Blue Ridge Naturals, Canidae, Colorado Naturals, Dogswell, Isle of Dog, Merrick, Natural Balance, Nature’s Variety, Prairie Dog, Zuke’s and more. Petco also carries a number of safe and long lasting treats and chews from other regions of the world, including New Zealand, Australia and South America.


    For more information about Petco or to find a location near you, visit petco.com.
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    That is really great news. Happy for all our puppies and dogs. 😊

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    So Happy for all the dogs and cats, no more china food in Petco

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    It's about time. Now all the retailers need to do the same thing, and tell China where they can stick all that bad food at.
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    You're right David, maybe if people stop buying the products, the retailers will realize they can't sell that crap here anymore and will follow suit. We the consumers have to hurt them in their wallets, and refuse to buy that crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    It's about time. Now all the retailers need to do the same thing, and tell China where they can stick all that bad food at.
    Well said!

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    Thank you Petco for caring you are showing the world and they are noticing

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    Default Re: Petcos' Announcement is Awesome

    It's about time! Now they need to take a look at the foods made here that use INGREDIENTS from China!




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    I read an article yesterday that PetSmart is doing the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    It's about time! Now they need to take a look at the foods made here that use INGREDIENTS from China!
    That is my thought exactly. Does it really solve the whole problem? If ingredients are used that come from China-there is STILL a problem..........
    It is a band-aid, but not a cure.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    That is my thought exactly. Does it really solve the whole problem? If ingredients are used that come from China-there is STILL a problem..........
    It is a band-aid, but not a cure.........
    Nestle and Purina dog treats are both made in America they source the chicken from China and both Petco and Petsmart have now taken those products off the shelf. Now if all retailers would do the same it would be GREAT!!!

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