January 9, 2013 – Milo’s Kitchen today announced it is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from retailer shelves nationally. No other Milo’s Kitchen products are affected.
On Monday, New York State’s Department of Agriculture informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company that trace amounts of residual antibiotics had been found in several lots of Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky.
After consultation with the New York Department of Agriculture and the FDA, the company decided to voluntarily recall Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers, which are both sourced from the same chicken suppliers.
The use of antibiotics to keep chickens healthy and disease-free while raising them is standard practice in poultry production for both human and pet food.
However, the antibiotics found in the products were unapproved and should not be present in the final food product.
Milo’s Kitchen has a comprehensive safety testing program in place for its products from procurement through manufacturing and distribution.
Part of that program involves extensive testing for a wide range of substances commonly used to ensure the health of chickens.
However, Milo’s Kitchen did not test for all of the specific antibiotics found by the New York Department of Agriculture.
What to Do
The company states:
“Consumers who discard the treats will receive a full refund. We are committed to Milo’s Kitchen and stand by our guarantee of complete consumer satisfaction.”
Consumers with questions about Milo’s Kitchen products can get further information by calling 877-228-6493.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.