Pig Ear Dog Treats Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Dog Goods USA is voluntarily recalling their Berkley & Jensen brand pig ears for potential salmonella contamination.
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.
The products under recall are non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Big Ears, with lot codes listed below:
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.
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.