MEDIA ALERT: Pet Treat Expert & Additional Resources Available on Latest Pet Health Safety Concerns Tied to Chinese-Manufactured Treats

BOULDER, CO — (Marketwire) — 01/11/13 —

Pet safety is once again making headlines with the New York State Department of Agriculture’s recent announcement that unapproved antibiotics were found in dog treats manufactured in China.

With several major pet treat manufacturers immediately pulling product from shelves, concerned pet owners are asking more questions than ever before about the safety of what they’re feeding their beloved furry family members.

James is available by phone and to travel for some in-studio interviews.

Since 2007, the FDA has actively investigated increasing numbers of pet illnesses and deaths linked to chicken jerky products imported from China. As of September 14, 2012, it had received approximately 2,200 reports of pet illness which may be related to the consumption of jerky treats. The FDA also confirmed receiving reports that included information on the death of 360 dogs and 1 cat. Additionally, the FDA has issued cautionary warnings about chicken jerky products imported from China.

BIXBI develops 100% U.S.A.-sourced and made pet products, including jerky treats, and organic mushroom-based functional food supplements. BIXBI believes pets are family members, so we should be as careful about what we put in our pets’ bowls as we are about what we put in our own mouths. BIXBI encourages pet owners to really check things out when it comes to their pet’s food.