Wal-Mart has pulled two Chinese brands of dog treats from its shelves following customer reports of sickened pets. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stopped selling Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky treats from Shanghai Bestro Trading on July 26th. The company subsequently conducted 17 sets of tests on the dog treats, with test results released today indicating the presence of trace amounts of melamine in the treats.
A statement from Wal-Mart warns customers to be especially wary of Chicken Jerky treats from Shanghai Bestro Trading with a UPC number of 0087784900006 and item number of 839751. Wal-Mart officials don’t know if the amount of melamine found in these dog treats would be enough to sicken or kill a dog that ate the suspect products, but there’s been at least one report of a customer claiming her dog died after eating some of the tainted treats.
MSNBC has more on this developing story.