Tests have shown that dogs have been dying from liver failure caused by a toxin found in certain desert plants. These plants are eaten by camels and later become part of the meat, which is causing dog owners to take notice. The camel industry has confirmed that the toxin found in these plants is not widespread and food authorities have not come across any evidence that suggests that the toxin could cause illness to people.
Processors in Australia believe the odds of a problem are next to impossible - claiming that a dog would need to consume a steady diet of the meat to get sick. Further, this issue is isolated to a very select number of camels that have eaten the weed that contains the toxin. And even then, this weed is only available to these select camels as food during certain times of the year (when the weed is in season). As such, 3P naturals remain confident that Australian producers and authorities are taking the necessary measures to ensure their product is safe and we continue to offer camel meat in select product lines.
Should you be concerned? As a human, there is next to no reason to worry about this issue in terms of it affecting you or your health. To date, there have been zero cases or reports that have shown the toxin causing any harm to people. If you are still concerned and would like a more detailed explanation, please feel free to contact us directly.