Your Health 1-31-13 Pet treats recall
Your pets treats may be under a new recall.
The Hartz Mountain Corp is recalling about 20,000 chicken jerky pet treats in the United States after company tests discovered trace amounts of antibiotic residue in the products.
The recalled includes Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists Wrapped with Chicken for dogs.
Antibiotic residue was found in about one-third of the treats tested, but the company recalled all the treats as a precaution.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the antibiotic residue in the treats poses no threat to human or pet health.
The agency also said the issue is not related to an ongoing investigation into reports of 500 deaths and more than 2,700 illnesses in dogs and cats that ate chicken jerky pet treats made in China.