List Of Milos Kitchen Recalls
Cause: Potentially elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Announcement: Company news release dated March 22, 2018 . What was recalled: The following specific sizes and dates of these Milos Kitchen dog treats:
- Milos Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 18 oz., UPC #079100518227, best by either Nov. 15, 2018 or April 26, 2019
- Milos Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 22 oz., UPC #079100518234, best by April 26, 2019
- Milos Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 10 oz., UPC #079100527762, best by April 26, 2019
- Milos Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites With Sweet Potato and Bacon, 15 oz., UPC #079100521265, best by Nov. 19, 2018
Cause: Residual traces of unapproved antibiotics. Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 9, 2013. What was recalled: Milos Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers. No packaging details or Best by dates were given. This recall was unrelated to the FDAs ongoing investigation into pet jerky treats, the company maintains. The recipe has since been reformulated.
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Has Milos Kitchen Ever Been Recalled
Yes. In spring 2018, a couple of varieties of Milos Kitchen dog treats were recalled over fears of elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The FDA has said that pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer. The J.M. Smucker Company said the recall was limited to 2 specific varieties, dates and sizes.
In 2013, Milos Kitchen, along with Nestlé Purina PetCares Waggin Train, voluntarily recalled treats because some packages contained traces of antibiotics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Newer packages of the treats began reappearing in stores the next year, though, with a reformulated recipe.
Our treats are quality-checked at each step and quality-monitored under a comprehensive food safety program designed to prevent potential quality issues before they can occur, Geoff Tanner, vice president of pet snacks for Milos Kitchen, told DVM360 in February 2014.
However, Dr. Jennifer Larsen, a veterinary nutritionist, says she isnt convinced that even Made in USA jerky treats are completely safe, writing on the Veterinary Information Network message boards in summer 2014: Until we more fully characterize this problem and can determine any treat as safe, I will continue to recommend against using jerky treats regardless of country of origin.
Full details of all Milos Kitchen recalls appear below.
Milos Kitchen Dog Treats
Important recall information appears below.
Milos Kitchen produces dog treats that include jerky, strips and meatballs. The division was previously under Natural Balance, which merged with Del Monte in 2013 and was later associated with Big Heart Pet Brands. The J.M. Smucker Company acquired the brand in 2015.
The brand has worked to distance itself from the years-long jerky treat crisis that left more than 1,000 pets dead proclaiming in 2014 that a revamped Milos Kitchen no longer sources any ingredients from China, and that its treats are proudly made in the USA with 100% U.S.-sourced chicken, beef, duck and sweet potato as the No. 1 ingredient.
Milos Kitchen Quick Facts
Brand line includes: Milos Kitchen Premium Chicken Jerky, Milos Kitchen Sweet Potato Slices Basted With Chicken Broth, Milos Kitchen Duck Jerky Recipe, Milos Kitchen Chicken Jerky Strips, Milos Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites, Milos Kitchen Chicken Grillers Recipe, Milos Kitchen Chicken MeatballsCost: $Contact info: 1-800-252-7022, email, website
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Feeding Instructions And Nutrition
As with any pet product labeled as a treat or snack, Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats should not be substituted for a balanced diet, and treats should make up no more than 10% of your dog’s caloric intake. We’ve placed feeding guidelines on each package that are based on your dog’s weight and the average treat size. We strongly advise against exceeding these guidelines. Your dog’s veterinarian can also provide guidance on how many calories your dog may consume daily.
Milo’s Kitchen® homestyle dog treats are fine for puppies and small dogs, and you can use the feeding guidelines on the package. As with any pet product labeled as a treat or snack, Milo’s Kitchen dog treats should not be substituted for a balanced diet, and treats should make up no more than 10% of your puppy or small dog’s caloric intake. As you would with any new food or treat, keep a watchful eye on your dog as the new treat is enjoyed. For small dogs, or dogs with a tendency to gulp food without chewing, we recommend breaking or cutting the treats into smaller pieces.