Throw out your Colorado Pet Treats Jerky from Petco


This image is from a fresh package of Colorado Pet Treats Pork Jerky, purchased at Petco about a week ago, opened today.

The best-by date stamped on them is 7/7/15. The jerky is covered in a thick white growth of some kind. There is no damage to the package, no way in for moisture or air.

Colorado Pet Treats has previously tested positive for salmonella, according to their web site. They say they receive high FDA marks now, yet they print a warning in bold letters on their packaging for people to wash their hands after handling their treats.

I've contacted the company and sent them the pictures and offered to send them the product for testing. They declined the offer. Even though the expiration date is a month away, their excuse is that the product -- fresh off the Petco shelves -- is years old.

You might not have this jerky at home, but any friend of yours might. Contaminated jerky has sickened and killed thousands of pets every year. This stuff might or might not be dangerous, but it is definitely not something you want to feed to your dog.

If you know anyone who is sightless and has a service or pet dog who might be fed this without seeing the contamination, please let them know.

Any company that sees these images of their product and says they don't care is not to be trusted with your dog's health. 

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