Dog Goods USA LLC, of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, has recalled its Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats due to a “possible salmonella health risk,” according to the recall notice.
No illnesses have been linked to the recalled products, but one sample of pig ear dog treats from the company’s supplier in Brazil tested positive for Salmonella.
The recalled product lot codes are:
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
This is the 3rd major recall for pig ear dog treats in the last few months. On July 31, CDC and FDA officials warned consumers to avoid pig ear dog treats and advised retailers to stop selling them due to the outbreak of Salmonella illnesses.
Healthy people who are infected with Salmonella may develop symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Consumers who bought the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 786-401 -6533 ex:8000 from 9am EST through 5pm EST.