Althought not on their official recall list, Wal-Mart quietly pulled Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading from their shelves on July 26th after customers said the products sickened their pets.   So why are we only hearing about it now? reports that tests of two Chinese brands of dog treats sold at Wal-Mart stores found traces of melamine, the same ingredient that led to massive pet food recalls in March. 

Interestingly enough, the FDA blocked some pet treat imports from Pingyang Pet Product Co. as recent as 2005 because of contamination with salmonella.  

Wal-Mart is instructing customers who bought these products to return them to the nearest store for a refund.  (Sounds like a recall to me.)  But it seems like they want to do more testing to confirm anything officially.  They are counting a placement of a computerized block on all cash registers to prevent workers from selling the products.   Why not just remove them from the store completely so they don’t have the chance to even be purchased in the first place?   

From the CNN report: 

Wal-Mart’s statement Tuesday said customers should be especially wary of jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading with the UPC number 0087784900006 and item number 839751.

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