Pig Ear Recalls

posted: by: Mellissa Smith Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

> Brands of Pig Ears Recalled Due to Salmonella 
>  EuroCan
> Manufacturing is voluntarily
> recalling one
> lot of its Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth and Mac's Choice
> pig ears because they have the potential to
> be contaminated with
> Salmonella.What's Being
> Recalled?The
> recalled pig ears were distributed throughout the U.S.A. and
> Canada.The products were packaged as
> individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack
> bags under the following brands:Barnsdale
> FarmsBarnsdale
> Farms SelectHoundstoothMac's
> ChoiceThe
> recalled products are from Lot 84.No illnesses of any kind have been
> reported to date.        About SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating
> the products and there is a risk to humans from handling
> contaminated pet products, especially if they have not
> thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the
> products or any surfaces exposed to these
> products.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 provider.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 or humans.If your pet has consumed the
> recalled product and has these symptoms, be sure to contact
> your veterinarian.About the RecallThe potential for contamination was
> noted after routine testing revealed the presence of
> Salmonella in the product.The company has suspended
> distribution of the product while FDA and the company
> continue their investigation as to the source of the
> problem.What to Do?Consumers who have purchased any of
> the affected Barnsdale Farms pig ears should 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.U.S. citizens can report complaints
> about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling
> the consumer complaint
> coordinator in
> your area.Or go
> to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

> Your Legislators:

> State Senate - Philip
> Berger (R-26)
> State House - Jon
> Hardister (R-059)