Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats Recall


January 11, 2013 – Publix Super Markets of Lakeland, FL has today issued a voluntary recall for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats because it may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue.
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The UPC — located on the back right-hand corner of the product — is #41415-18527 and is sold in a 3.5 ounce bag.

Where the Product Was Sold

This product was sold in Publix Grocery Stores in these states:

  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee


The link confirming this story and included here in our report was taken from an article on the Miami Herald website1. However, as of this date (January 27, 2013), that story has apparently been removed from the Internet.

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  1. Miami Herald article #3178484 dated January 11, 2013
  • sfs621

    Are all these different companies’ chicken jerky made in the same plant(s) or using the same chicken provider(s)? It seems that several of them have had the same problem at the same time.

  • lollypupgirl

    This weeks menu for my dogs! Check it out. It’s not for the raw meat fans only because my 18 year old dog can’t eat raw meat.( I do agree with raw though)  But you may still like this video because it’s not kibble! And there are no chemicals or fillers. Let me know what you think. It’s my first time making a turkey! Lol I am open to hear everyones opinions. Let em loose! I do sometimes learn from others ideas! I may not agree or I may agree! Leave comments!

  • Joyce

    I’m glad someone out there really cares about these animals and what they eat.  I to watch what I feed my 2 babies.  You see when there was a recall on pedigree dog food I was working and didn’t get a heads up on it and one of my babies died from it.  She was fine one morning and that evening when I got home from she was almost dead nothing I could do it was to late for my Sandy she passed away.  I know it was that canned Pedigree I fed then cause when I found her that evening she was bleeding from the mouth and nose.  That was when they found rat poison in that stuff never again

  • lollypupgirl

    I posted this on my blog! I bet a lot of people are going to love this little trick!

  • lollypupgirl

    I love your last sentence. “sorry dog food company’s your not making any money from me or killing my fur babys” AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!   LOVE IT!

  • Lollypupgirl


  • Quest

    There is a good book to read on home cooked crock pot meals for dogs written by Dr. Greg. Feed Your Pet To Avoid The Vet. It’s so easy to make your own dog food and you can enjoy it with your fur baby. My Chihauhau eats home cooked meals. NO dog food. Supplements are Nupro (gold) all natural dog supplement, Nordic cod liver oil and Nusentia probiotic miracle. My older baby gets Bravo raw duck patties, Nupro (silver) all natural dog supplement, Nordic cod liver oil, Only natural pet immune strengthner, Vetri-science Coenzyme Q10 10 mg and Nusentia probiotic miracle. Both also get Fourpaws brewers yeast with garlic. They are healthy, good weight and full of energy. Never buy treats, make them too. Safer for them. Sorry dog food company’s your not making any money from me or killing my fur babys…  

  • lollypupgirl
    Hey all you dog lovers. I just posted all my glow in the dark stuff that I buy onto my blog. It is so awesome for night time hours for you and your dog! Take a peek on my home page! 

  • lollypupgirl

    YOUR RIGHT! I put the harness on upside down to take a photo of the light! Lol I haven’t used that harness yet. I will change photo. THANKS!!!!!!

  • InkedMarie

    Thats why we’re all here, we love dogs!

  • lollypupgirl

    Ok InkedMarie You are 100% right on the harness. It is upside down in photo! I haven’t used it on my dog yet being that we still have her old one! It probably wouldn’t of worked like that anyway. I put it on to take a photo of the light.  I will upload a new photo soon. I also posted the pee pee on the carpet trick on my blog. That was a good tip from Dulciesdogbowl! Thanks everyone! This is fun chatting with people who care so much about dogs!

  • InkedMarie

    Whatever harness you have should have a website with a “how to fit” or “how to use”; check it out, to make darn sure you have it on right. We had to do that with our harness since I lost the booklet

  • Britishisle

    Thanks for this tip! Makes perfect sense. I’m pretty lucky with my “pups” -but good info on carpet “accidents” always good to know!!

  • lollypupgirl

    Wow what a great pee pee trick! Thanks so very much! I will try that one, actually I will post that on my blog for everyone to see! GREAT INFO I GET FROM THIS SITE! You guys are all wonderful people!!!! I am learning more every day!

  • lollypupgirl

    Thanks for the compliment on my lab! She is my everything. I raised her from a new born. She is considered a Dudley lab. Anyways I just tried her harness on again. It has a loop at the chest for no pulling. When I put the grey strap under the belly the loop for the leash lands on her back. Maybe you have a different harness? I just tried it again tonight.. Hmm thanks for looking at my blog! I will upload more videos soon!

  • Dulciesdogbowl


    I just wanted to pass this along……Great information…..
    if your pup has a pee pee accident on the carpet…..Do nothing to the wet spot and just put a generous amount of baking soda on top the wet spot.  In short time you will see yellow color being pulled up and adsorbed by the baking soda.
    Give a hour or so and then sweep up what you can… then vac up the rest.  Then with a wet cloth (with cleaner on it) give it a few scrubs.  Results are great!!!!
    I don’t know if anyone else has done this before… but it was something I came up with and it has worked great for me!
    Looks like you are getting alot of chatter…..that’s good…good luck


  • LabsRawesome

    Hi lollypupgirl, I was looking at your site, and I noticed on the pic of your Lab (so cute), that she has an Easywalk harness on. You have it on upside down. The gray strap goes across the bottom (belly).

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Just go to the menu along the top (under the dog food advisor logo) and you’ll see a tab that says “forums” between the “store locator” and “reviews” tabs. Just click that and it’ll take you right over to the forums. Once you’re there you’ll see the homemade and raw topic areas. If you check out my recipes under the “Recommended Menus” in the raw thread, most of the a.m. recipes don’t have bone so you could just cook the meat and convert it to a cooked recipe. I have a recipe there for a wholefood multi vitamin/mineral supplement as well.

  • lollypupgirl

    Wonderful thank you hound dog mommy! I will look at them before I upload my next video for sure! Do you have a link to them? I will only be cooking meat slightly. My one dog is 18 years old and can’t chew raw. Thanks for the info! Id love to find a place to find meat with the organs since my dogs are allergic to chicken.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hey lollypupgirl –

    Have you checked out the forum section? There’s a “Homemade Diet” topic area which would be a great place to post any new videos you make. There’s a thread there to post recipes as well, Sandy and I have already posted some. Also while I know you feed cooked meat, I have several menu plans I use on my dogs under the “Suggested Menus” thread in the “Raw” topic area of the forums – maybe you could get some good ideas there, all my raw recipes could easily be adjusted to cooked recipes. 🙂

  • lollypupgirl

    Yes thank you so very much! Now I will find a way to link it with my dog food video that was some how deleted! I may make a new one this week! I love everyones input! Really helps. I just started cooking for my dogs a few months ago. My goal is to start getting people to beware of commercial dog foods. So if I can narrow down a great at home recipe it will be awesome! I like to make them fun to watch so people will do it! Also I don’t want them to be to complicated or people may get discouraged. Thanks for everyones tips here!

  • Dulciesdogbowl

    Hi Lollypupgirl
    Just watched your video on eggshells for calcium.
    Glad to see that the information I gave on eggshells was usefull to you!  Keep up the good work.  Have fun with your videos!

    -Dulcie (Dulcies Dog Bowl)

  • losul

    save your eggshells, yay!! I don’t think I ever figured how to turn the music off to listen to the videos. I think it managed to stop on it’s own, couldn’t find the button to turn off, but then I’m real computer savvy, hehe

  • lollypupgirl

    Thanks so much!! I am working on trying to get my videos back up. Such a bummer!

  • losul

    you betcha it is. Your doing so much soooo right, I no longer see any wrong. Thnx. now back to the goodies!

  • lollypupgirl

    Well if anyone is interested in checking out my dog blog it is filled with goodies. 

  • losul

    Hi Lollypupgirl! 

    What a fun video you made, Bravo! I enjoyed it so much I had the pleasure of watching 3 times. I came back to it again today to show my wife, and I guess you had already pulled it. I wish I had a fraction of your production skills. Equally commendable is that you handled yourself graciously when faced with a bit of criticism. I have a bad habit of taking things too offensively sometimes, but I’m working on it.

    Really i think you were given very good advice by HDM. While the diet you were showing was probably fine as a meal occaisonally, and even though I think you were probably using a balanced kibble with it sometimes, as was shown in the video, in the long run it could be very seriously lacking for your dogs or any other dog.

    Please consider making some adjustments to your video and reposting it. Again Bravo, you have a fan!

  • InkedMarie

    Will do!

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Marie – If you’re every interest in homemade raw just let me know. I’ll type it all out – free of charge lol 🙂

  • Had a little extra time this morning so thought I’d pop in and see how everyone is doing :)..
    As always — NICE POST HDM!!!  Couldn’t agree more!!!

  • lollypupgirl

    Bob, I like your comment on not all dog food companies are scammers but remember one thing. Even all top quality dog foods are nothing but dried up kibble in the end. I do however like that you are positive and protecting all the negativity. It’s a nice way to be and your right not everyone is bad but there is a lot of dog food companies out there producing very dangerous foods. People are just scared and looking out for there animals. Which is wonderful to see!

  • lollypupgirl

    Thanks for the info. I will consider adding my egg shells to the recipe. However I won’t be doing total raw meat anytime soon only because I don’t feel the meat in the stores is fresh. In the wild its freshly killed and eaten immediately. Store bought meat is not clean. I only cook it half way to remove bacteria. Thanks for the info and tips though. I appreciate your feedback. Congrats on cooking your dog food at home also. That is the way to go! I do add yogurt, cottage cheese and cheese to the recipe so it’s not really as you say “extremely unbalanced” I think you could say I could add some more calcium. Which never hurts I agree. Sweat potatoes, spinach and all the goodies I adde to there food is all excellent for them. I also put Fish oil and Cod liver oil to cover other ares of health. The apple cider vinegar is an extreme health benefit too. I give the dogs one a night. I  however don’t see this recipe as being extremely unbalanced though. My dog is 18 years old and runs around like a puppy. She has zero health issues. It must be working. Thanks though! I will add the egg shells too. Love that idea! All of this is better than commercial dog foods. They are what I call “extremely unbalanced” and garbage!

  • Amydunn19

    Bob, You are mistaken in your assumption that all retailers are evil and greedy and don’t care about your pets. I have a small pet supply store and one of the reasons I opened my shop was to give better, safer options to people. We research every treat and food product that we offer very carefully. Is it perfect? No but the majority of independent pet stores exist because they really do care- it is certainly not money(there is not much of that). I certainly can understand people who make their own food and treats but it is just not reality for everyone. As demonstrated by the reviews here, there are companies that produce high quality foods and treats for those who don’t have the time or want to cook.

  • Dulciesdogbowl

    Hound Dog Mom
    Thank you for putting out such great information!
    Homecooking for your dog is a bit tricky.
    Ground eggshell is a great source of calcium also.
    1/2 tsp per 1 lb of meat.
    1 tsp contains 1900 mg. of calcium.
    I save all of my eggshells.
    Wash them..dry them in the oven on a low heat and then ground them into a fine powder(no sharp edges)
    You would be suprised what a few eggshells will give you in powder.


  • InkedMarie

    If I ever venture into raw, I’m going to want to pay you to type out everything I need. Very good post.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Lollypupgirl –

    That’s a nice video, it’s always great to see people moving away from commercial food and making their dog’s food themselves. However, there are a few things I want to point out. This recipe is extremely unbalanced and feeding any unbalanced food for an extended period of time has the potential to result in serious health issues. The biggest mistake made is that there is no calcium added. Dogs need calcium and phosphorus in their diet between a 1:1 and 2:1 ratio – meat is high in phosphorus but has no calcium so calcium needs to be added either in the form of raw bones or a supplement (10% of the diet can be raw bones or 800-1,000 mg. of calcium can be added per pound of meat). I know the note said yogurt and cottage cheese can be added for calcium however balancing a dog’s diet doesn’t work that way as cottage cheese and yogurt only have enough calcium to balance the phosphorus in the cottage cheese or yogurt. There are also no organs included in this recipe – 5% of a homemade diet needs to be liver and 5% should be other organs, organ meat supplies crucial vitamins and minerals not supplied in muscle meat. Fish oil should not be added to hot food, it will destroy the omega 3’s. Some sort of whole food supplement or vitamin and mineral supplement is necessary as well – especially for a cooked diet as many nutrients are destroyed during the cooking process (why it’s preferable to feed dogs their food raw).

  • Bob K

     Amydunn19 – Don’t believe for a second that independent pet stores are immune from food safety problems and their products are safer than other retailers.  Lots of independent pet shops have sold Diamond products for years.    Many foods and treat are repacked, renamed, bulk broken,  etc….. 

  • Lollypupgirl
    Here is a video on how to cook your own dog food! SO EASY , SAFE AND HEALTHY!

  • Lollypupgirl

    I can’t wait until everyone wakes up and sees that dog food and treats are all a dangerous scam. I take the money that I would spend on dog food and cook for them at home!

  • Amydunn19

    Most independent pet stores don’t carry treats made in China. It is the grocery stores, discount chains and big boxes.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Good for you!!  It’s so easy to do and you realy can make as much variety as you want.  You’ll know exactly what is in your dog treats and human jerky is fabulous.

  • Darnormand

    I’m so done!!! Purchased a dehydrator and making my own treats!!!

  • Dulciesdogbowl

    Are you kidding!!!!!! Another recall….It doesn’t end!!!
    One after another and another and another.  When will they finally take all of them off  the shelves?  It’s like you can’t keep up with all of the recalls.  Just stop buying them…..don’t trust any chicken jerky. Maybe if all pet stores stopped buying them to sell in their stores…..the consumer would not have any choice but to buy better treats.  There are plenty of healthier and safer treats to make $$$$ of of.  Remember….there are plenty of people out there that are not aware of the chicken jerky problem.  I sure have to think that if they knew, they wouldn’t buy them for their beloved pet.  And…maybe we would no longer hear of people loosing their pets from tainted chicken jerky…. 


  • Carol

    I starting making my dogs’ treat a few months ago.  No preservatives and I know exactly what’s in them.

  • Jtdevine

    Costco in Canada carries these Chicken Jerky treats and will not pull them off their shelves even though I have emailed and pointed out that a show called Market Place in Canada has done an investigative report on these treats!! 

  • Pingcrosby

     Neither can their herbal supplements.   Did you know that the poorest quality of honey comes from there, no nutritional value.  They filter it through various companies in the us to hide that fact.  Practically anything supermarket

  • Redsfan636

    Buy usa made only, pretty much do not buy anything as far as treats at grocery stores  period!

  • Laura

    absolutely…read the labels..anything and everything coming out of or made in China should never be purchased

  • ValerieNoyes

    And so it continues!  Hopefully it will end with the recall, voluntary or forced, of every single brand of Chinese sourced chicken jerky.  Should they ever try and reintroduce it to market, we need to fight like crazy to sto it.  Food coming out of China simply cannot be trusted.  Period.