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Voluntary withdrawal issued by popular dog treat company

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Nestle Purina PetCare Company is planning to voluntarily withdraw some Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats.

The company announced the move Wednesday.

All of the affected products sold in the United States will be withdrawn until further notice.

According to the company's website they are taking action following a discovery from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Researchers found trace amounts of antibiotic residue in samples of the chicken jerky products.

According to the company's website the antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other major countries, but not for poultry here in the United States. The company says that the trace amount found in the Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch products are safe to feed as directed. But the company said "due to regulatory inconsistencies among countries, the presence of antibiotic residue is technically considered an adulteration in the United States. The finding does not pose a safety risk to pets."

The company says it is committed to making certain their customers have total confidence in their products.

"Once we understand and determine how to comply with the technicalities of different regulatory frameworks, we will work with all appropriate parties to define the best way to supply the market," said Nina Leigh Krueger, President, Waggin' Train LLC.

For more information you can contact the Waggin Train Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-982-0704.