The Facts about Blue Buffalo Chicken Jerky Treats
There has been a lot of ill-informed and inaccurate information circulating on the web over the past few days about Blue Buffalo and our Chicken Jerky Treats. Here are the facts:
All of BLUE’s Chicken Jerky Treats are made in the US and the meat is sourced exclusively from US meat suppliers.
We do not use meat from China, or anywhere in Asia, in any of our products.
There have been no reports of illness of any kind associated with any of our Chicken Jerky Treats.
There is no recall of any of our Chicken Jerky Treats, or any other Blue Buffalo products.
The FDA issued a press release on November 18, 2011, describing its concern about what it described as “an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China.” BLUE was not mentioned by the FDA and was not involved in any way in any of the incidents described by the FDA.
Here is the link to the press release http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm280586.htm.
Nevertheless, from there, some individuals, irresponsibly, or maybe maliciously, posted on various websites that Blue Chicken Jerky was the subject of the FDA’s concern. Our team spent much of the Thanksgiving weekend just trying to rein in these false rumors.
If you are reading this, we know that it is because you are responsible enough to want to investigate the truth of this matter for yourself. We thank you for that. And we would be most grateful if you would share these facts with any of your web contacts who may have been misled by this rumor campaign.
Love them like family. Feed them like family.
Bill Bishop, Founder & CEO
The Blue Buffalo Company