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Investigations into the cause of jerky pet treats related illness in dogs


This year’s meeting is held at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, California, October 17-23, 2013.

Location Palm Salon 4,5

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Date: Thursday, 17 October, 2013

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Session description: From 2007 until 2012, FDA received numerous complaints regarding illness in dogs related to consuming different jerky pet treats imported from China. In September of 2007, FDA issued a cautionary warning to consumers regarding jerky pet treat products imported from China, and a Preliminary Animal Health Notification in December of 2008. The number of complaints dropped off during 2009 and 2010, but in 2011 there was again an increase in the number of complaints, which is why FDA issued a cautionary update in 2011.The signs that may be associated with jerky treat products include decreased appetite; decreased activity; vomiting; diarrhea, sometimes with blood; increased water consumption and/or increased urination. These signs may occur within hours to days of feeding the products. Laboratory tests may indicate kidney problems, including Fanconi-like syndrome. Although many dogs appear to recover, some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died. FDA has joined forces with a number of veterinary diagnostic laboratories to investigate the cause for these illnesses. In this session we will report the epidemiologic analysis of the cases, FDA response methods and testing results from product testing to date.

Speakers:

Presentation Title: Investigations into the cause of jerky pet treats illness in dogs.

Dr. Renate Reimschuessel

Short (2 minute) introduction

  1. TBA

 

(~ time: 15 min.)

What happens at FDA when I have called in or made a complaint on line?

Description of how FDA responds to consumer complaints: What goes on behind the scenes?

  1. Dr. Lee Anne Palmer

 

(~ time: 20 min.)

Case epidemiology of jerky pet treats and pet treat consumer complaints from 2006 to the present.

An analysis of the types of complaints by signs reported, age, breed, and size of dog will be presented.

  1. Kevin Gerrity                   (~ time: 45 min.)

How FDA conducts an inspection at a foreign facility?

  1. Background and challenges of FDA inspection at a foreign facility.

15 MINUTES

BREAK

  1. Dr. Renate Reimschuessel

(~ time: 15 min.)

Role of Veterinary Laboratory Response Network (VET-LRN) in investigation of jerky treat related cases.

-Role of VET-LRN in investigation of jerky treat related cases.

  1. Dr. Lisa Murphy

(~ time: 15 min.)

Testing jerky treats for metal contaminants.

Rationale for looking at metals. Sample preparation for jerky matrices, methods of analysis along with results.

  1. Dr. Motoko Mukai

 

 

 

(~ time: 15 min.)

Testing jerky treats for organic toxic compounds: Screen for unknowns

Details about screening jerky treats for general toxic compounds (GC/MS Screen for unknowns), and sulfonamides and aristolochic acids (LC/MS/MS method).

Rationale for screens/compounds. Sample preparation for jerky matrices, methods of analysis along with results.

  1. Ms. Laura Ruesch

 

(~ time: 15 min.)

Testing jerky treats for S. aureus enterotoxins.

Details about the analysis of S. aureus enterotoxins in jerky treats. Rationale for looking at S. aureus enterotoxins. Sample preparation for jerky matrices, methods of analysis along with results.

  1. Dr. Mike Filigenzi

 

 

 

(~ time: 15 min.)

Testing jerky treats for contaminants: Exactive High Resolution Screen, for unknowns and biogenic amines.

Details about the analysis of jerky treats with regards to followings screens: ICP-MS Screen, Chemicals screen: DEG and EG, Exactive High Resolution Screen and Screen for general toxic compounds (GC/MS Screen for unknowns).Rationale for mentioned screens/compounds, especially with respect to the signs like vomiting/diarrhea and also renal failure. Sample preparation for jerky matrices, methods of analysis along with results.

  1. Olgica Ceric

(~ time: 15 min.)

Overview of jerky treats testing procedures.

Overview of jerky treats various testing procedures and results (physical testing, DNA, compositional analysis (glycerin), plant toxins, irradiation, antimicrobial testing, Vitamin D, illegal dyes.

TBA-to be announced

Session time 4 hrs with a 15 min break and 5 min/speaker for questions/switching speaker.

 

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