July 2, 2022

USA Thick Pig Ears Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

TDBBS is voluntarily recalling two sizes of pig ear pet treats that were sold through Amazon. They are USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack. No illnesses have been reported that are linked to these products.

There is an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear pet treats in this country that has sickened at least 143 people in 35 states as of September 5, 2019. These treats are not linked to that outbreak.

The recalled products are TDBBS, LLC USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack with UPC number X001768PNB. The best by dates and lot code pairs on the product are: Best By Date: 4/22/2021 Lot Code: 1129T1 and Best By Date: 6/06/2021 Lot Code: 1549T1. Also recalled are TDBBS, LLC USA Thick Pig Era 20 Pack with UPC number X000RBC5VF. The best by date and lot code pairs on that product are Best By Date: 4/22/2021 Lot Code: 1129T1, Best By Date: 5/13/2021 Lot Code: 1339T1, and Best By Date: 8/05/2021 Lot Code: 2179T1.

The company has stopped production and distribution of the pig ears as they investigate the situation. The recall is the result of routine sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development. The sample bag tested positive for Salmonella bacteria.

Salmonella can sicken pets who eat these treats, and the humans who handle them. If a person touches these types of treats and then doesn’t wash their hands, they could ingest the pathogen.

Pets with Salmonella infections can be lethargic and suffer from bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Some animals can be carriers of this bacteria and show no symptoms.

Human symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea that may be bloody, and abdominal cramps. Salmonella infections can lead to arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, and urinary trace symptoms.

If you purchased either of these products with these UPC numbers and lot codes, do not feed them to your pet. Throw them away in a secure garbage can or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund.

USA Thick Pig Ears Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination



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