Chicken lollipop pet treats from Hong Kong seized at Dallas-Fort Worth Int’l

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Rawhide-handled chicken lollipops might sound like something your dog would love, but they’re bad news for customs officials.

US Customs and Border Protection specialists recently seized and destroyed a shipment of chicken-flavored pet treats destined for Hong Kong to Highlands, Texas, due to animal disease concerns.

CBP confiscated 93 chicken lollipop goodies in Dallas. (CBP)

The pet treats bought internationally were manifested as a delivery of men’s sweaters when they arrived at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on April 14. Instead, CBP officers found 93 lollipops covered in brightly colored candy wrappers with cartoons of dog figures.

“Consumers are not aware that some international goods and products are prohibited or restricted due to the potential agricultural or biological risks associated with this product,” Tim Lemaux, CBP Port Director of Dallas, said in a statement, adding added that the shipment was confiscated “to protect the nation.” Agriculture. “

CBP agricultural specialists work to prevent the introduction of alien animal diseases that can appear in items such as plants, meat, animal by-products and soils. The diseases can harm chicken and turkey herds, as well as potentially damaging pigs, CBP said in a press release.

The CBP Disease Officer Who Prevents:

  • Avian influenza 2, a highly pathogenic disease
  • Newcastle disease
  • Foot and mouth disease
  • Classic swine fever
  • Pig vesicular disease

All 93 lollipops were destroyed by steam sterilization.

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