Petco banishes China-made treats from shelves

Pet retail chain Petco announced on its new blog Pet Talk Place that it has removed all dog and cat treats made in China from its store shelves, becoming the first national retailer to do so. The move comes about 6 months after the FDA revealed that since 2007, it has received complaints involving 5,600 dogs that consumed jerky treats made in China. About 1,000 deaths were attributed to the treats. Petco says it has expanded its assortment of "healthy alternatives" made in the U.S. and other countries that prioritize safe manufacturing practices. "What we feed our pets matters, and this milestone supports the company's steadfast commitment to putting our customers, partners, animals and the communities we serve first," said CEO Jim Myers. Article