Fido’s Chicken Lollipops Seized by Customs at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
A shipment of chicken-flavored lollipops bound for Texas was seized last week at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
CBP said agriculture specialists working at the airport “intercepted a shipment of banned and restricted pet treats” on April 14 that appeared on a manifesto as men’s sweaters.
The shipment did not contain sweaters, CBP said, but instead 93 chicken-flavored lollipops with rawhide rods. The pet treats were being shipped from Hong Kong to Highland, Texas, CBP said.
“Consumers are unaware that certain international goods and products are prohibited or restricted due to the potential agricultural or biological risks associated with that product,” said Tim Lemaux, port director of Dallas CBP. “When we come across suspicious shipments, we look at them and act on them. In this case, we seized the shipment to protect our country’s agricultural industry.”
CBP said these items are not permitted in the United States due to animal disease and all pacifiers in the shipment were destroyed by steam sterilization.
“CBP agricultural specialists are working to exclude the introduction of foreign animal diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza, Newcastle disease, foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, and vesicular disease. pork. These diseases can harm chickens, turkey flocks and / or harm pigs, ”CBP said in a statement on Wednesday.
CBP said on a typical day last year, they intercepted and quarantined more than 3,000 items, including plants, meat, animal by-products and soil.