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10/4/12 11:46 A

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You just summed it up perfectly!

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10/3/12 10:02 P

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You'd think the government with all the useless crap they get into, would at least make a law that forces countries to label their product properly. I mean what on earth are they there for, we may as well have trained monkeys!!

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10/3/12 11:41 A

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Some useful information on Bar Codes:
Subject: Product Bar Coding

Product Bar Coding

The whole world is scared of China made 'black hearted goods'. Can you differentiate which one is made in the USA , Philippines , Taiwan or China ? For your Information ... the first 3 digits of the barcode is the country code wherein the product was made.

Sample: all barcodes that start with 690.691.692 until 695 are all MADE IN CHINA.
471 is Made in Taiwan

This bar code is 471 Made in Taiwan

This is our human right to know, but the government and related department never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves.

Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products 'made in china', so they don't show from which country it is made.

However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits is 690-695 then it is Made in China .

00 ~ 13 USA & CANADA
30 ~ 37 FRANCE
40 ~ 44 GERMANY
49 ~ JAPAN
50 ~ UK
57 ~ Denmark
64 ~ Finland
76 ~ Switzerland and Lienchtenstein
471 ~ Taiwan
628 ~ Saudi-Arabien
629 ~ United Arab Emirates
690-695 ~ China
740 ~ 745 - Central America
All 480 Codes are Made in the Philippines.


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10/3/12 9:56 A

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Well said!! I just can't understand why the government does not enforce the labeling of where the products are actually made- no where on this packaging did it say made/ mfg in china
So does anything that reads imported by 0r manufactured for..... Mean it's made in china?
I think one can only assume this is the case!
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It's such a shame people try to make money on the misery of people and animals. They should be made to eat the rotten stuff themselves!!!

Look at what happened with the melanine contamination in milk in China. If you have no respect for your fellow man (and babies) what would you expect them to have for your animals.

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10/2/12 11:26 A

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Thanks for the info. I used to buy the Costco chicken jerky all the time, but quit when the budget shrunk. Please let us know what response you get from Costco.

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I'm glad Olive is doing better. Hugs for the both of you!

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Poor munchie that would have been terrible
I've printed out the FDA reports and information from the show and will return the strips after work today. It will be interesting to see what if anything Costco will do with the product on the shelves - our little miss olive will get the real thing from now on & I will read the packages much mots carsfully emoticon

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Another reason I won't buy Chicken Treats, even ones made here in the U.S., is my little Munchie almost got a piece caught in his throat. And I didn't give him a big piece. They do get cooked Chicken in with their food at times. That makes them happy. Of course food always makes dogs happy lol.

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There have been several news stories about animals getting very sick due to contamination of chicken treats. My local vet discourages any treats from China at this time until the problem gets fixed.

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We don't have dog treats made in China here in Australia, we do however have chicken breast tenders that come from Thailand. NOTHING is allowed into Australia unless it's been checked and rechecked. We make great nibblies here for dogs, with some great ones also comimg from New Zealand

If you want to make your own chicken breast tenders they are easy. Simply slice a chicken breast thinly and dry in a low oven until they are dry. You may have to store them in the freezer but they will defrost pretty quickly

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9/30/12 12:07 A

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Almost all chicken jerky/dried chicken breast treats are made in China. They sell them at every grocery store, Walmart and other big box stores but also at pet stores. If want to feed chicken jerky buy chicken parts and food dehydrator and make your own when chicken goes on sale. That's the only safe way to do it.
There is really only one company that I trust when it comes to pet treats: Castor and Pollux that makes the Organix brand of dog food. Not all their food is organic but they have a very strict standard for their production.
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I agree with Jeanne. We are very careful not to get anything made in China!!

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We never buy anything made in China. Their have been dogs and cats that have died from the products they make over there. I won't buy anything made in China for us either.

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Last evening we watched a show on TV " Marketplace" ( canadian) and had some really disturbing information on the Chicken Jerky Strips - labelling of pet products made in China.
Olive gets the treats regularly esp. when brushing because they are easy to hold in my hand while grooming. She loves them but after what I saw/heard on the show - no more for Miss Olive.I have 3/4 of a bag left and am going to return them to Costco with a print out of the discussion/information from Marketplace.
Wondering if anyone else has seen this and if you have any thoughts???

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