Hartz recalls pet treats

By WEEK Reporter
By NBC News

Hartz recalls pet treats

January 31, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 3:16 AM CDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Hartz Mountain Corp. announced Thursday that they will be recalling 20,000 packages of chicken jerky pet treats in the United States.

Dog treats Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists Wrapped with Chicken have been pulled from the shelves.

Company officials said they conducted independent laboratory tests after New York state agriculture officials found evidence of antibiotic residue in treats produced by Nestle Purina PetCare Corp. and Del Monte Corp.

Nestle withdrew Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats and Del Monte pulled its Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats from shelves nationwide.

NBC News' report on the recall can be read HERE.

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