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Dangerous dog treats from China
CINCINNATI (Rob Braun) -- The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 5,600 complaints about dogs getting sick. Those sicknesses were linked to treats that came from china. More than a thousand of those dogs have died.
Dog owner Grace Bowman said, "It's really scary that we don't know what is in them and we don't know where they're coming from."
Part of the problem is that some of these dog treats were from parent companies in the U.S. That's why Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has planned a hearing next week on a law that would at least create some accountability.
"Those companies need to be responsible," Brown said. "If they're gonna move their production overseas, they need to know exactly where those ingredients are coming from and how safe they are."
Senator Brown said, right now, the inspecting of Chinese facilities by U.S. Inspectors is inadequate.
"The government, which has done a good job over the years in terms of the rules and regulations to protect our food supply and keep it safe and protect our drug supply and keep it safe for legal pharmaceuticals, that they step up on these products that are coming back from china and making sure they're safe."
Next week's hearing will be with the Congressional Executive Commission on China.
The goal is to put pressure on the Chinese to allow U.S. inspectors to take samples from labs for independent analysis.
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