EuroCan Manufacturing, an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturer of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its individually shrink-wrapped pig ears due to potential salmonella contamination.
The recall affects the following brands of pig ears:
Product Name: Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth, and Mac's Choice Pig Ears
Size: 6-pack, 12-pack, and 25-pack bags
Lot Number: 84
According to an FDA release about the recall, salmonella can affect animals that eat the recalled products and also poses a risk to humans who handle contaminated pet products. Symptoms of salmonella in humans include 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 exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider. If your pet display these symptoms after consuming the recalled product, contact your veterinarian.
The pig ears were distributed throughout the United States and Canada. No illnesses of any kind have been reported to date.
EuroCan Manufacturing has suspended distribution of the product while the FDA and the company continue their investigation to determine the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above-described pig ears should return the product to their place of purchase for a refund. For any questions, consumers may contact the company at 888-290-7606 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.