LITTLE ROCK, AR - Wal-Mart stores quietly stopped selling two brands of dog treats in July, after customers voiced concerns that the Chinese products may have caused their pets to fall ill, but no recall has been announced.
Company spokeswoman Deisha Galberth says the world's largest retailer started pulling Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading on July 26. Galberth says Wal-Mart also placed a computerized block on all cash registers to prevent workers from selling the products.
Galberth says the company wanted to wait until after testing before making any public announcement. She says she does not know what the specific customer complaints were about the dog treats, nor when the testing would be done.
Galberth says she did not immediately know if the treats were sold at every Wal-Mart store.