In September 2007, the AVMA issued an alert that stated we had been receiving calls from veterinarians reporting Fanconi syndrome-like disease in dogs; the veterinarians reported that the problem appeared to be associated with the consumption of chicken jerky treats made in China. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was alerted and investigated the complaints, but testing of the products did not identify any toxins or contaminants. The AVMA continued to receive occasional reports of suspected cases through February 2009 and sporadic reports since that time.
FDA Releases Progress Report on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation (October 22, 2013)
FDA's call for assistance from veterinarians (October 22, 2013)
Dr. Doug Aspros' interview on Fox News regarding the jerky treats situation (October 26, 2013)