Chinese pet treats linked to dogs' deaths return to store shelves

by: Jim Strickland Updated:


ATLANTA - Channel 2’s Jim Strickland discovered Chinese chicken jerky treats, pulled from store shelves more than a year ago, are now for sale again in Atlanta. Strickland found imported treats from Waggin’ Train, a Purina brand, for sale at a Target on North Druid Hills Road.

“It’s infuriating that they’re doing that,” said Gwinnett resident Sheri Brodie. Brodie’s dog Hayley died 12 hours after ingesting a Waggin’ Train treat in November  2012.

The company said it will now use chicken from a single supplier in China, and has bolstered quality control measures.

The FDA said it continues to investigate complaints that 4,500 dogs were sickened and nearly 600 died from Waggin’ Train and other brands of treats made in China.

The FDA has found no direct link between the reported illnesses and the treats.