TAMPA, Fla. — Dog Goods USA is expanding a voluntary recall of pig ear treats because of possible salmonella contamination.
The FDA says the treats were sold at BJ's Whole sale Club store nationwide.
Along with the CDC, the FDA is investigating a link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis.
The FDA says the recall includes non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears with the lot codes indicated below.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
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. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals and humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Dog Goods has also launched an internal investigation to determine when and where the products may have been contaminated.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers can call 786-401-6533 from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.