EuroCan Manufacturing announced a voluntary recall yesterday on one lot of its Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth and Mac’s Choice pig ears, citing possible Salmonella contamination.
Routine product testing revealed the presence of the bacteria, which can also affect humans who handle the product. At this time, no injuries of any kind have been reported to the company.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled pig ears were distributed throughout the U.S.A. and Canada, and come packaged as individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags under the following brands:
- Barnsdale Farms
- Barnsdale Farms Select
- Mac’s Choice
The recalled products are from Lot 84.
What to Do?
If you have purchased any of the affected pig ears, return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Those with questions may contact the company Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM ET Time at 888-290-7606.
Salmonella causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Other more serious, but rare ailments include arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Some pets may only present with decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Note that infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these these symptoms, be sure to contact your veterinarian. If you or any of your family members experience symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
H/T and Photos via DogFoodAdvisor.com