Dog Goods USA is voluntarily recalling their Berkley & Jensen brand pig ears for potential salmonella contamination.

Lauren Wicks
September 05, 2019
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Dog Goods USA, a major producer of dog treats, has issued a voluntary recall for one of their products—pig ears sold at BJ's Wholesale Club under the Berkley & Jensen brand—due to possible salmonella contamination. This is an expansion from the original recall issued last month, after the Rhode Island Department of Health discovered salmonella in Berkley & Jensen pig ears. The FDA and CDC are currently investigating this link between the pig ear dog treats and human cases of salmonella.

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The products under recall are non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Big Ears, with lot codes listed below:

428590

278989

087148

224208

1168723

428590

222999

074599

1124053

226884

578867

224897

1234750

444525

1106709

215812

230273

224970

585246

327901

052248

210393

217664

331199

225399

867680

050273

881224

424223

225979

431724

226340

880207

334498

Human symptoms of Salmonella include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever. In rare cases, it can result in more serious problems, such as muscle pain, arthritis, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Salmonella can cause your pet to become lethargic and experience diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite and abdominal pain. If you or your pet is experiencing these symptoms and have come in contact with this product, the FDA urges you to immediately call a trusted health professional.

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Consumers who have purchased the pig ear dog treats are encouraged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with more questions or concerns can call Dog Goods at 786-401-6533 from Monday to Friday 9am EST through 5pm EST.

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