Managing Director Of Bestros Assures Chicken Jerky Treats For Dogs Safe

The American Bestros spokesperon released this statement to Itchmo in regards to their chicken jerky strips that were taken off from Wal-Mart shelves due to complaints of illnesses from pet owners. The statement is from Shangwu Liu, who is the Managing Director of Bestros and oversees production for their pet treats.

Hello,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Shangwu Liu and I am the Managing Director of Bestros. I would like to address the issues raised about our product, the Chicken Jerky Strips, which were removed from Wal-Mart. Many readers have stated that our product was responsible for the illness of their pets.

First, please let me say that I am very sorry for your losses. We make our treats because we know dogs love them and we enjoy providing that happiness to them. At no time in our manufacturing and testing did we notice a problem with the product and continue with shipping. Every step along the way, we have been very sure that our product is safe.

Normally, chicken jerky will be processed by heat treatment, plus irradiation (which removes harmful bacteria) if necessary, but our chicken jerky was processed by heat treatment, microwave and irradiation. Especially the microwave process, this is our unique process — Bestros is the only manufacturer in the pet food industry to own the microwave equipment. Such equipment is particularly used for the pharmaceutical industry. The microwave process can cook pet food inside-out, which guarantees that the core temperature meets a certain degree. This is an additional process after regular heat treatment. Based on the guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO), we must ensure the core temperature meet this required temperature for safety purposes.

We are conscious of the importance of good health in pet foods, which is why we make our product with 100% chicken – no wheat gluten, rich starch, or other additives are included that have the possibility of being tainted (see April 2007 Pet Food Scare).

Since there have been cases of illness, we have retested our product extensively. The China Inspection and Quarantine has tested it, along with the FDA and Indiana State Chemist’s office. As you know, the results have been identical, and all tests were negative, but I would like to assure you that we are aware that these tests are not the end-all-be-all for the safety of this product.

A reader had mentioned that the product should be tested for heavy metal poisoning – in fact, it was tested for heavy metals and also for salmonella by Wal-Mart. Neither was found in the product.

The illnesses that were reported by pet owners almost unanimously involved kidney failure. The Indiana State Chemist’s office has been testing the chemicals that could be in the product that cause renal failure: diethylene glycol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and melamine.

Bob Geiger, who conducted the testing, said “all tested below the detectable limit.”

Please be advised, we are proactively dealing with this situation. We welcome health and safety inspections at our factory and testing by independent laboratories. We are trying to keep the public up-to-date with all this information, but we will continue testing until there are no more options left. At some point, I hope to resolve this issue, but I remain very confident that the illnesses were not a direct result of eating Chicken Jerky Strips.

In response to Dr. Rod Noel of the Indiana State Chemist’s Office, who said that “Only China knows what they did to the product.” The whole country of China is not as well-informed as I, or the Pet Products Association (APPIA). But what we know, from close inspection, is that the product does not contain any additives to the chicken that would cause renal failure. We do not cut corners or take risks with the health of the pets.

I hope that readers will not associate our company with other manufacturers that have used wheat gluten and knowingly added chemicals for deceitful purposes. To the best of our knowledge and the knowledge of many experienced chemists, we are serving safe treats to dogs that enjoy eating them.

We will continue testing our Chicken Jerky Strips to prove this to the public.

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,

Shangwu Liu

We invite pet owners with issues to provide their veterinary reports, along with their name, address, pet’s breed (size/age), and veterinarian’s name and address. Please send this to chickenjerky@bestros.com and we will look into each individual case.

24 Responses to “Managing Director Of Bestros Assures Chicken Jerky Treats For Dogs Safe”

  1. Lynne says:

    You go right ahead and continue to stroke yourself, dude. I’ve never purchased nor will I ever in the future purchase your product.

  2. thomas says:

    This dude says they also microwave the product as pharma companies do. I wonder if they also manufacture pharmaceuticals and use the same equipment in manufacturing the jerky strips?

  3. A.C. says:

    The trepidation we all feel about products from China aside - this contact, these personal assurances and detailed descriptions of what the company is doing in response to consumer concerns, is precisely what PFI and co. should have done all along. Transparency! That, and time (which will prove the truth - or lack thereof - of Shangwu Liu’s statements), are the only remedies for the anxiety we are afflicted with as we feed our furkids.

    I wonder what this company will do if/when the contaminant is found? If they reach out to those who have lost companions with honest compassion and financial recompense, it’ll be more than Nutro and cohorts have done.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I seeth with repulsion, anger and resentment everytime I see any of these products at any store that I frequent. I WILL NEVER BUY THEM. You said it best Lynn.

  5. pat says:

    This statement by Shangwu Liu is one of the better efforts I’ve seen to keep the dialog open between manufacturers and consumers, and I appreciate the effort. BUT, in spite of that, animals are getting sick and dying, chicken jerky treats give every appearance of being the common denominator, and until exactly what is going on has been established, dog owners are well advised to stay away from them. Saying that the products are safe and relating what precautions have been taken is all very well, but it’s not much comfort when your animal is violently ill or dead.

  6. purringfur says:

    I’ve never fed these chicken jerky treats, nor would I because I am home cooking both food and treats and am very happy with the results, but…

    100% chicken = 100% chicken

    Right?

    So, please keep testing. There is most definitely something going on if people are reporting events.

    Mr. Liu,

    Let me say that you at least are communicating with pet owners, which is far more than I can say for most U.S. pet food companies that hid and hired spin doctors to manage their crisis. We may not like your answers and don’t think enough has been done yet to discover the truth, but at least you are starting and willing to continue testing, which shows that you do care.

    My COOKED CHICKEN BREASTS that MY dogs eat REGULARLY, AT LEAST A HALF POUND PER DAY, AREN’T CAUSING THEM KIDNEY FAILURE, so people cannot be feeding their dogs too many jerky treats if they are just comprised of 100% chicken and are being thoroughly cooked.

    You need to keep looking and testing, and you’ve already got a start. Just pursue this to the end, if you hope to regain consumer confidence.

    Have you sent samples to a lab with UNKNOWN TOXIN SCAN equipment?

    ExperTox Laboratory can do an unknown toxin scan of the actual remaining food that sickened or killed dogs. I’m sure many owners have saved partial bags and probably have unopened bags of the same lot number available for testing.

    You have to get to the bottom of this and report EVERYTHING, if you hope to recover your business. Do NOT follow in the footsteps of U.S. pet food companies. You see, U.S. brand pet food companies were not interested in full disclosure, communicating with owners of sick/dead pets and changing their ways, only in how to create new advertisements and repackage their food to try to fool the consumer. Look at the large brand U.S. pet food companies that are suffering catastrophic losses in sales. Many will never recover from how they handled the situation and will suffer from life-long boycotts of their products.

    A letter such as you wrote to the pet owners is a start, but people are educated now about pet food and treats and will continue to demand a full discovery and reporting, or else, I’m sure, they will boycott your business and tell everyone they know, no matter what company brand name you register under or what private label companies you manufacture for.

    To research the problem to find the truth, you’ll have to start from square one when you examine your products, including raw materials and the manufacturing and packaging processes.

    I don’t recall right now, but are you the company that gets your chickens from veterinary offices? (If you’re not that company, I apologize for asking, but I read of this unusual practice on a trade site.) I don’t understand obtaining chickens from vet offices, and I’m asking this question to seek information if you do partake in this practice:

    Are these birds sick and are going to die soon at the vet offices, or are they already dead? And, are you, if you are this company, providing a service to the vet offices to remove and use their dead chickens in pet treats?

    Where do you get your chickens from? (Open air markets? From what provinces? What provinces/countries do these chickens cross in transport?) Are they tested for Avian Flu? If so, which strains?)

    What ingredients exactly are in the chicken feed they ate?

    Where do the individual ingredients making up the feed come from?

    Is the feed protected from vermin by using any kinds of poisons? If so, in what manner (sprayed on, around the perimeter, grown within the crop/grain itself) and where is the poison applied?

    Are there disposal sites for human drug manufacturers near the chickens’ enclosures/cages?

    Are human or veterinary drugs manufactured in or around your plant?

    Is chicken feed manufactured in the same plants as human/veterinary drugs?

    What kind (type of metal) of enclosures/cages were the chickens in?

    What is the soil composed of if the chickens are allowed to walk on the ground?

    What kind of water do the chickens drink? (The source of the water)

    Is it “recycled” water? (From rivers, farm land use, or industrial use?)

    Did you test the chickens’ drinking water for pesticides, insecticides, antibiotics (both permitted and outlawed in the U.S.), drugs, minerals, heavy metals, and radiological materials?

    Were the chickens eating genetically modified crops/grains as part of their food ration?

    Were the chickens given antibiotics, vaccines (injectible or spray mist forms), and/or growth hormones? Look to veterinary drugs…

    Were the chickens housed near radiological materials/wastes?

    With what chemicals are the chickens washed before cooking them?

    What metals are the cooking vats made of?

    What materials go into the making of the packaging itself?

    Are any disinfectants used in the water to cook the chickens?

    Have you looked at Bird Flu as a possibility? It has been proven that a few dogs have died from eating infected birds. (See below.)

    I listed some symptoms of Avian Flu for humans below. I would assume that dogs would have some of the same symptoms???

    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/b.....-avian-flu

    http://www.avma.org/onlnews/ja.....61215c.asp

    Common Bird Flu Symptoms in People:

    High fever (101-104 degrees Fahrenheit, 38 degrees Centigrade)
    Cough
    Mucus (may be bloody)
    Watery diarrhea
    Vomiting
    Hoarse voice
    Abdominal and chest pain
    Shortness of breath
    Low white blood cell count
    Chest “crackles” heard with a stethoscope or on inhalation
    Bleeding gums
    Bleeding nose
    Viral pneumonia
    “Air bubbles” on the skin that sound like “rice crispies”
    Internal bleeding from all orifices
    Organ failure
    Encephalitis (rare)
    Seizures (rare)
    http://www.birdflubeacon.com/B.....ment.htm#1

    Mr. Liu, I appreciate what you’ve done so far. Have you been able to answer the questions I wrote above? Will you post answers to those questions on this site when you have researched them? I posted them as a way to get you thinking about your product/manufacturing and what avenues to potentially research. I’m not a scientist… I’m just thinking out loud as to how I might approach looking for the potential causes.

    You say you will send samples to an independent lab for testing. That is a wonderful idea. ExperTox is a fully accredited independent lab with nothing to gain by reporting results.

    Just ask on itchmo for people with sick/dead dogs who still have partial AND unopened packages of jerky treats from the same lot number. I believe there is a woman here who is asking to get her treats tested. Just ask around or look on the forums in the “chicken jerky treats” thread. Please ask the person to use the “chain of custody/evidence” form, and offer to pay for the testing for unknown toxins. This is a small fee to pay for possibly getting to the bottom of this and for getting your business back on track.

    People want answers, as I’m sure you do, so your company can definitively notify people what the problem is, if the problem is the jerky treats to begin with, so their pets can receive the correct medical treatments from veterinarians. You will then know what steps to take to fix any problem.

    Thank you for communicating with pet owners (that is a good start because you are building good will among your consumers), and thank you in advance for reporting ANY and ALL SUBSEQUENT FINDINGS. Anything less will not serve your business well. You’ve witnessed what financial losses many of the large U.S. pet food companies have suffered over THEIR OWN actions or inactions to help and inform consumers.

    Right now, if you want to, you can be a LEADER in how a company SHOULD RESPOND to a crisis by pursuing the truth to the end and being completely forthright with all findings, no matter what the findings are.

    We are strong enough to handle the truth because we’ve watched out pets died agonizing deaths from eating various pet foods since the winter.

  7. menusux says:

    This is recycled BS:

    http://www.itchmo.com/bestros-.....amine-2932

    We just heard from them September 18, 2007–see the Itchmo link above:

    “The Bestros spokesman sent us this press release in regards to the testing done by APPIA, Aojiang Pet Products Industry Association in China, on the chicken jerky strips:

    “APPIA, Aojiang Pet Products Industry Association in China, announced this morning that a pet treat product made by a major Chinese manufacturer passed official and independent lab tests for traces of melamine. The Chicken Jerky Strips, which are sold in Wal-Mart stores across the US, were found to be free of the harmful chemical.

    “APPIA is also aware that the product was tested by the FDA as well as the Indiana State Chemist’s office – both of which found no traces of melamine after extensive testing.

    ““We wanted to be absolutely positive that our product was safe for consumption before declaring anything to the public,” said Craig Schattner, American spokesperson for Bestros.”

    And who is the Bestro’s spokesperson?

    http://www.walkersands.com/Com.....attner.htm

    Craig Schattner is a Media Relations Specialist with Walker Sands.

    “Craig Schattner has been a media relations specialist and assistant account executive for Walker Sands since November 2006.”

    A PR agency just like Stern, Bernstein and WalMart’s Edelman.

    http://www.itchmo.com/bestros-.....ment-59136

    “Craig says:

    September 18th, 2007 at 5:51 pm”

    Coincidence?

    Why hire someone like this to spead the word about the product?

    http://www.wattnet.com/newslet.....212006.htm

    Petfood Industry Electronic Newsletter Feburary 2006:

    “Total US rawhide dog chew sales in food, drug and mass merchandisers (excluding Wal-Mart) combined for the 52 weeks ending May 15, 2005.

    Source: IRI

    Vendor US$ sales
    Ping Yang Pet Product Co. $8.9 million
    % chg vs. 2004 Unit sales % chg vs. 2004
    165.4% 1.8 million 134.4%

    These are the most current figures I could easily find–you certainly can see Pingyang Pet Products/Shanghai Bestro has a lot riding on this because they export a lot to the US.

    What’s ironic is that we are looking at 2005 sales figures here.

    http://www.fda.gov/ora/fiars/o.....a7203.html

    IA #72-03 - REVISION - 6/9/00, IMPORT ALERT #72-03, “DETENTION WITHOUT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION AND INTENSIFIED COVERAGE OF PIG EARS *** AND OTHER PET TREATS *** DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF SALMONELLA,” ATTACHMENT - 8/29/07″

    “TYPE OF ALERT: Detention without Physical Examination and Intensified
    Coverage

    “PROBLEM: Salmonella

    “Firms recommended for Detention Without Physical Examination 8/29/07

    “CHINA (CN)

    “Pingyang Pet Product Co. (Factory) 5/6/05 Chicken Jerky Strips
    Xiazhai Rd., Xiaojiang 70Y[][]99
    Pingyang, Zhejaing ***71A[][]01
    Zhejiang (Province), China ***71A[][]05
    FEI# 3004331518 ***71E[][]02
    ***71E[][]99
    AND ***71Y[][]99
    72B[][]02
    Headquarters for the above factory: 72B[][]99

    “Shanghai Bestro Enterprises Inc. 8/29/07 Chicken Jerky Strips
    258 Gaozianghuan Road 70Y[][]99
    Gaodong Industrial Zone, Pudong ***71A[][]01
    Shanghai, China ***71A[][]05
    FEI# 3005299066 ***71E[][]02
    FEI# 3006238093 ***71E[][]99
    ***71Y[][]99
    72B[][]02
    72B[][]99″

    So there’s Shanghai Bestros/Pingyang Pet Products, with a place on the salmonella list. Not their first offense either:

    http://www2.ziq.gov.cn/departs.....al/may.htm

    Chinese government website–recognizable by the “gov.cn” in the URL. Title which shows up at upper left of your browser when clicking the page is this:

    “Refusal Actions by FDA as Recorded in OASIS”; the year 2002 is able to be recognized in at the top of the page mixed with the Chinese characters. The number 5 for May is likewise able to be picked out by non-Chinese readers.

    “Pingyang Pet Product Co
    Zhejiang , CN LOS-DO 718-1610208-2/4/1
    72BGY99 100% RAWHIDE NATURAL 5″ MUNCHY STICKS
    20-MAY-2002 SALMONELLA”

    http://www.dogchews.com/

    Shanghai Bestros/Pingyang Pet Products website–

    “Thank You For Visiting This site has been temporarily deactivated”

    This site was pulled right after the announcement of WalMart’s removal of the chicken jerky treats. Looks like it wasn’t the company’s choice to pull the plug on it.

    http://www.avma.org/onlnews/ja.....70917a.asp

    September 17, 2007

    “The AVMA staff has been in communication with veterinarians who believe certain brands of jerky treats from China could be causing illness in pets. Signs of illness have included vomiting, lethargy, and anorexia.”

    http://www.avma.org/press/medi.....treats.asp

    September 18, 2007

    “The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently been made aware of several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that certain brands of jerky treats manufactured in China have been making pets sick.”

    http://www.avma.org/onlnews/ja.....71015b.asp

    “The AVMA staff has been in communication with veterinarians who believe certain brands of jerky treats from China could be causing illness in pets. Signs of illness have included vomiting, lethargy, and anorexia.”

    http://www.fda.gov/consumer/up.....92807.html

    “FDA is cautioning people about feeding their dogs chicken jerky products, also described as chicken tenders, strips, or treats. There is a potential association between illness in dogs and these products. FDA has received over 70 complaints involving more than 95 dogs experiencing illness that their owners associated with eating chicken jerky products.”

    FDA’s page above was updated yesterday, October 2–AVMA has not rescinded what’s on their site either.

    The company has a history of salmonella refusals we can document–they weren’t corrected, causing more refusals and their name on the salmonella detention list to have every shipment made to the US held until independent testing proves the items are free of salmonella–going back to at least 2002.

    At least 5 years worth of continuing problems–what can be said about BOTH of these issues is that there was and is a serious problem with Shanghai Bestros/Pingyang Pet Products.

    We don’t need to purchase products like this, no matter what kind of PR hot air is presented to us–this time or on September 18, 2007–the bad track record says it all.

  8. Katie says:

    Like Purringfur, my dog is fed anywhere from 10 to 14 oz of home cooked chicken a day. She is a survivor of the pet food fiasco. Her home cooked meal which includes the chicken has saved her life and brought her kidney problems under control. She is now healthy and happy. The chicken fed in these amounts has not sickened her or killed her.

    Mr. Liu, while I appreciate your concern and willingness to communicate, I can’t help but wonder if what you are truly concerned with is the loss of revenue and perhaps a black mark on your company name.

    Product that makes pets sick and kills them needs to be recalled and production held until the problem is solved. Instead of thinking “inside the box” it seems that all avenues of possible contamination should be looked at.

    In re: to the FDA, Kansas State, Wal-Mart, etc…. since they could not find the pet food contaminant in March and many of us feel melamine was not the problem - I really find it hard to believe their testing abilities now. So telling me that they find your treat safe and wholesome…….

    Katie

  9. 5CatMom says:

    Mr. Liu,

    Please list the names of the heavy metals for which you tested, and give the precise numerial values that were found.

    Did you also test the packaging for heavy metals? What were the findings?

    Was your testing preformed prior to, or subsequent to irradiation?

    Because the PET FOOD RECALL taught me not to believe mere words, I will need the lab reports with my own eyes.

  10. Don Earl says:

    The first thing a person needs to do in reading company press releases is learn CEO speak. Carefully examine every statement for waffle words, such as “we believe” “we’re certain” “we haven’t found” etc.. Any of these qualifiers which denote opinion are used to get off the hook on false statement allegations.

    With that said, “IF” the statement about no added ingredients is accurate, which seems unlikely if any sort of flavoring or dyes are added, what’s left?

    The symptoms described by an abundance of pet owners, among other things, are consistent with radiation poisoning. The company acknowledges the food is irradiated.

    Of course, considering human food is often irradiated, “IF” radiation poisoning was the cause of the problem, one can only imagine the public backlash of letting that kind of news leak out!

    The FDA has had samples of this stuff for over 2 months. Why are we still getting these asinine statements about how the stuff doesn’t have melamine in it? No one cares what is not in the treats, we want to know what lethal substances ARE in the treats.

  11. menusux says:

    purringfur says:

    October 3rd, 2007 at 11:05 am

    “I don’t recall right now, but are you the company that gets your chickens “from veterinary offices? (If you’re not that company, I apologize for asking, but I read of this unusual practice on a trade site.) I don’t understand obtaining chickens from vet offices, and I’m asking this question to seek information if you do partake in this practice:

    Are these birds sick and are going to die soon at the vet offices, or are they already dead? And, are you, if you are this company, providing a service to the vet offices to remove and use their dead chickens in pet treats?”

    http://web.archive.org/web/200.....notice.htm

    From Internet Archives, originally appeared April 29, 2007:

    “Dear Customer:

    “There is lots of production recall, but not our production, you could visit web at:
    http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_dog.html

    . to find the list of recall production names. If you still have any question, pls feel free to contact us at : info@bestros.com

    “To our valuable customers who purchased Bestro’s Roasted Chicken Jerky Treats

    “According to WHO (World Health Organization),The H5N1 virus is sensitive to heat. Normal temperatures used for cooking (70¡æ or 158¨H in all parts of the food) will kill the virus. For more details about Avian influenza (”bird flu”), please visit the web page below:

    http://www.who.int/csr/disease.....ml#poultry

    “How were the Bestro’s Roasted Chicken Jerky Treats made?

    “1) Materials only derived from the vet. office & department of agriculture approved farms & slaughterhouse.
    2) Roasted under 75¡æ-85¡æ (167¨H-185¨H) for more than 10 hours.
    3) Go through our unique microwave system under 120¡æ (248¨H) to ensure the CORE temperature meets the minimum standard of 70¡æ (158¨H) to kill the virus in ALL PARTS.
    4) Treated by irradiation (Gamma Ray) to eliminate the harmful bacteria.

    “Any queries, please send email to info@bestros.com .

    “Sincerely yours,

    “Bestro’s Customer Service”

  12. Kristy says:

    While I still believe most of what he said is spin-fluff, it really makes you wonder why he failed to mention anything about possible contaments happening due to the packaging.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Dear Liu.
    Don’t bother trying to come up with any more BS. I am done purchasing anything from China. PERIOD. I do not believe you. I do not believe your “tests” or your “results” or any of your BS PR lies. I don’t want your poison junk.

    PERIOD.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Great! We no longer have to worry about bacteria or added chemicals. Instead, the chicken is being adulterated by irradiation and microwaving to cause longterm health problems like cancer. Now THAT’s progress!! (NOT!)

  15. ANGRY says:

    I cannot believe that Itchmo would allow this guy to blow his fluff-

    WalMart did not just pull their product due to a ‘FEW’ complaints. (FEW IS TWO OR THREE).

    By the time I called Walmart, the claim rep, told me that there were numerous other compliaints recieved in the previous days.

    AND ADMITTED THAT THE MANUFACTURE HAD ALREADY PAID OUT ON ONE CLAIM. (Key word… NUMEROUS).

    And when Michael Wang and Thomas Lee called me, they both verbally admitted that they would take care of the vet bills. THEY CALLED ME…

  16. NOT DONE says:

    They called me from CHINA-

    I have a letter from someone that PPP hired to handle my ‘claim’, stating the amount that they will settle for, and going on to tell me that they KNOW there is a problem with the product, but, don’t know where or what LOT…

    Now, today, there’s nothing wrong with the product.
    that’s just magical, your contaminated problem disappeared overnite or over two months.

    The truth is already in writing for me.

    Why not post your test results.

  17. NOT DONE says:

    The tracking numbers were never found on the packaging.
    Ask PPP where they were-
    They were the top strip that would have been pulled off to open the bag- and most likely destroyed.
    HOWEVER..
    The new & unopened packages= Tracking was not there.

  18. Dolores Cole says:

    Mr Liu letter makes me sick! Who are they trying to kid. First it was and now it not. BS They most likely tested with a batch that they sent them. He must think we just fall off a turnip truck. Do they think all Americans are stupid. I was told by Wal-Mart that Mr Liu was going to get in touch with me. I didn’t get a call from China. I sent them a deman letter. You have to do that in Ohio to show your intent. Before you can take legal action. Will Mr. Liu. and Wal-Mart. THAT CRAP KILLED MY LITTLE SUGAR and I HAVE THE PROOF!!!!!

  19. Gene and Gerri Richards says:

    I’m so sick of your BS. You only care about money and cutting back to make more money …no concern about the safety of our pets. You take advantage of people that love their pets.
    And why where you testing for all that? You know what you did.
    Our pets are sick and dying and they all happen to have Bestro’s Chicken Jerky Strips…what a coincidence!!! Give me a break! We are heartbroken over our lost of Rosie, are little girl, Our Sweet Gypsy Rose..Rosie’s website: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/614878 We know what you think of dogs and cats. Paul McCartney is right about boycotting China. http://www.caninescorner.org/t.....meline.htm

    Never once did you say we love your puppies. You said we know what your puppies love. Why??? Is this what you think of dogs and cats?
    http://www.byteland.org/boycottchina/index.html
    In our hearts we know what killed our puppy Rosie. We will never forget. We for one are Boycotting China!!!
    And the all American store China Mart!!
    http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/
    We miss our baby so much, it’s not fair!
    God is on our side!

  20. YouAlmostKilledMyBaby says:

    So you’re telling me that it’s a coincidence that I had 3 healthy and happy dogs before they ate your chicken. And that all 3 of my dogs were sick with vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia and a very severe UTI after eating your product. And it’s a coincidence that the baby, our precious Yorkie, Frankie, weighed almost 5 pounds before she ate your safe chicken but now she only weighs 3 1/2. It’s also a coincidence that her BUN is 212, she has a stomach ulcer and kidney damage. Well that’s some coincidence, wouldn’t you say? We are still fighting for the baby’s life, and the vet bills are mounting. I’ll be sending them to you as soon as I have the time - after she’s better and I no longer have to give her stomach acid inhibitors, sucralfate, and two sub-cutaneous injections of 25cc’s of fluid a day to keep her alive. When I have the time, you will pay. My heart goes out to all of you that have lost dear members of your family because of the negligence, incompetence and disturbing attitude of Bestros and Walmart. What a team! Say a prayer for the baby, please! The fight goes on.

  21. purringfur says:

    Any updates from Mr. Liu?

    Report what tests you have done, Mr. Liu, and publish the findings here. We know that melamine DID NOT kill the pets!

    TO ALL PEOPLE WITH PETS AFFECTED BY THE CHICKEN JERKY TREATS:

    1. Go to the link for “Forums” found at the top right corner of this page.

    2. Find the major heading titled “Your Problems with Pet Food.”

    3. Go to the discussion thread titled “Chicken Jerky Strips from China.”

    (Easy registration to be able to post/respond to comments)

  22. menusux says:

    Something else which might help in dealing with WM or any store which sold you a tainted product is the issue of implied warranty, which we got into this morning on Forums re: WM and their Special Kitty brand food.

    When a store sells you an item such as dog food or anything else, they are implying that the product is safe for its intended use. Meaning–these are jerky treats for dogs, and they were given to dogs. So WM or any other store is saying that by selling the item to you, it is fit and safe for dogs to eat.

    Here’s what we have on implied warranty:

    http://itchmoforums.com/making.....2#msg28542

    http://itchmoforums.com/making.....2#msg28552

    While I wish that this could bring everyone’s babies back or make them well again, I hope that if those of you who have had a loss or now had a sick little one, will consider the implied warranty and possibly taking what evidence you have to ConsumerReports.com at the link shown in one of the posts.

    Remember, the two recent contacts here from Pingyang Pet Products/Shanghai Bestro and their WalkerSands PR rep means they are willing to spend a considerable sum of money to get their product back on shelves and in your homes.

    They have the money for this but don’t appear to wish to honor claims–and neither does WM, who imported those treats and sold them in their stores–the liability rests on BOTH companies for them being toxic and sold to you.

  23. Sophie says:

    My master bought me a package of Bestro’s Roasted Chicken jerky strips and, mind you, I’m a very finicky eater but, I really enjoyed every strip & crumbs & I didn’t get sick at all. Maybe I didn’t eat enough of them. I know I probably won’t get anymore but, I hope I don’t get anymore of those rawhide bones made in America that smells like something dead.

  24. Louise says:

    Anyone have any recent information on this subject??


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