Salmonella Concerns Prompt Another Pig Ear Recall
Boss Pet Products Inc. is recalling its Diggers Natural Treat Pig Ears due to possible contamination with salmonella.
One of Boss Pet’s suppliers, Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc., has notified the company that a batch of its pig ear treats tested positive for salmonella. Keys, which issued a voluntary recall of its own Pig Ears for Pet Treats earlier this month, identified several shipments of potentially affected products that were shipped out under the Diggers brand in November 2010 through April 2011.
Several shipments of Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears have been recalled due to salmonella concerns.
Boss Pet said it has been working with the FDA to identify any products that might contain the bacteria, while the manufacturer of the product and the FDA are continuing the investigation to determine what caused the problem.
The recalled Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears are as follows:
They have been distributed in:
Bulk pig ears in boxes of 100
Bulk pig ears shrink-wrapped in boxes of 50
2-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags
4-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags
8-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags
Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri Montana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
Consumers who have purchased Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ear products are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Boss Pet at 1-800-445-6347 or visit the Boss Pet website.
Pets with salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Pet owners should contact their veterinarian immediately if their pet consumed the recalled treats or is experiencing any of the above symptoms.
People handling the treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, salmonella can result in more serious ailments.
For more information on the Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. recall click here.
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