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    I read about this in a DFW raw email list I receive.
    I'm not sure if this is real or not as I can find very little about it
    on the internet. It has been reported in a few dog specific sites.

    From one dog forum:
    This information is unverified but since it's from trusted sources and involves dogs that have died or are now seriously ill, I thought it was prudent to pass the details along. If you are feeding your pets this product, please discontinue doing so immediately and watch your pet carefully.

    Do not eat this product yourself. Members of the raw feeding community have reported that their dogs fell very ill after eating this chicken and that two dogs have died. So far, cases have been reported in Washington, Texas and Maryland. Two dogs vomited almost immediately after eating the chicken with the vomit smelling highly metallic. The dog that took longer to vomit the chicken is still fighting for his life. Coastal Range Organics is Foster Farms' organic brand.
    Again I'm not sure if it's verified or not, but I'd be cautious about feeding it
    to my dog.

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    It's the first I've heard about it and I tend to doubt it.
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    these are the links I can find so far. One mentions an FDA report but can't find
    much about it.

    Tainted Chicken Warning - Raw Food Diet Forum
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    There's also a link to a post on one of the Great Dane forums,
    unfortunatly I can't get to that one since I'm not registered on
    that forum.

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    It is true that "they" had to pull a ton of meat recently but I do not know if that includes this particular meat.

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    So far, I see nothing authoritative. Until I see something from some news orginization or gov't or the company in question, its nothing more than internet hysteria.
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    Agree, it is all the same post getting reposted and they don't know if it was that chicken or not. Dogs do eat stuff we don't know about. It would take a good long time for chicken meant for human consumption to be pulled if a couple dogs that ate it got sick. One would hope the processor would check the lots fed for bacteria though. If that bug is that bad humans would fall ill as well, hand washing can only do so much.

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    Was just posting a new thread on this...and I'm glad I did a search....were getting warnings here in Central FL too...

    Evidently there have been serious repercussions from some tainted chicken sold
    at Costco. This might be limited to the west coast, I'm not sure. Already 1 dog
    has died (this is not a rumor, the owner is a member of a different list I
    belong to) and many have become ill.

    The product is sold under the name of Coastal Range Organic or Coastal Valley
    Organic. I'm not sure who the actual supplier is. The Costco website has nothing
    on this matter. But if you search the web for Costco tainted chicken, you'll see
    several postings on the matter.

    Please let your fellow raw-feeders know so they can be aware..

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    I was thinking the same thing that humans would likely get sicker faster if eating tainted meat as our body is not made to handle it but then I thought that maybe once you cook the chicken all the bad bacteria is killed and it only affects the raw. They probably won't recall unless it affects humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FL Cracker View Post
    Evidently there have been serious repercussions from some tainted chicken sold
    at Costco. This might be limited to the west coast, I'm not sure. Already 1 dog
    has died (this is not a rumor, the owner is a member of a different list I
    belong to) and many have become ill.
    I hope this doesn't sound cold, but until they do a necropsy on the dog there is no way to know if it was the chicken. Dogs eat things they shouldn't all the time.
    The raw chat I read said it was two sick dogs.

    I'm glad there is a warning for now. I asked my husband to pick up chicken from Costco last week, but he couldn't find what I asked for. I'm glad he didn't!!!! I bought some organic chickens from Trader Joe's.

    I hope they do a necropsy.

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    This is from our co-op email list.


    This came in from my IWBarf group -
    Permission to cross post given -
    includes warning about Texas-0

    Maureen Palumbo


    Hi, Everyone.
    This just came in via my raw feeding coop. Mary
    personally knows Krystal and her dog who died,
    via her English Shepherd group. Heads up,
    everyone who shops at Costco.
    I have included the first message I got as well
    as the text from an update, which contains more
    detail including the brand of chicken.
    hugs,
    Nikki

    At 3:13 PM +0000 6/1/11, Mary Atleson wrote:
    >Warning! I have now received 2 separate reports
    >of dogs getting sick (one almost died) from
    >Costco organic chicken. Please do NOT feed this
    >to your raw fed dogs and if you already have,
    >please watch them. Do not eat it yourself. Dogs
    >vomit the chicken shortly after ingestion or
    >flat out refuse to eat it. The vomit has a
    >STRONG metallic smell and other dogs will avoid
    >the vomit (which is atypical dog behavior). One
    >report was from WA state, 1 from MD. In both
    >cases all dogs that ate the meat vomited and one
    >who took longer to vomit almost died...he is
    >still struggling. To those of you who have
    >English Shepherds, the one who almost died in WA
    >is Krystal's dog, Eoin.
    >
    >Mary
    >

    At 6:14 PM +0000 6/1/11, Mary Atleson wrote:
    >It is looking bad. Here is the update just in from another forum:
    >
    >This is an update............
    >Krystal asked me to email the group and give you the news and warn everyone.
    >Her HEART dog Eoin has passed away. Her female Greer is doing fine.
    >She is beside herself, and I understand and feel her grief, this is so wrong.
    >She fed her dogs Coastal Valley Organic Chicken
    >from Costco. The vet that was working with her
    >told her she had not seen anything like this in
    >her 40 years as a vet. Reminder, her bitch
    >threw it up shortly after eating it, her male
    >who passed away did not. HEr bitch also was self
    >medicating on the property and was feeling quite
    >ill.
    >There is another person in NE WA (where Krystal
    >is and where she bought the meat) that has a
    >sick dog and has also lost a dog to the same
    >food.
    >Apparently there are other cases in TX and MD.
    >This is super scarey.............please feel free to cross post!
    >Laurie

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