Dr. Tony Buffington was recently interviewed by Channel 6 news regarding local reports about pets that have become ill after consuming chicken jerky treats. These products are manufactured in China under several brand names. The FDA has received over 900 complaints in the past two years.
Channel 6 interview: www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wtte_vid_17480.shtml
Here is an update from the AVMA: http://www.avma.org/petfoodsafety/jerkytreats/default.asp
Here is the investigation page of the FDA: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm092802.htm