Lennox Intl. Pig Ear Treat Recall Expands [US]


Lennox Intl. Pig Ear Treat Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Lennox Intl Inc., an Edison New Jersey establishment, expands its existing recall for certain batch/lots of Pig Ear Treats for Dogs to include a much wider production and distribution time range than previously announced. The original recall was initiated due to the suspected risk of Salmonella contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

FDA: http://ht.ly/i1Yo30pgjf7

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/expanded-lennox-intl-inc-voluntary-recalling-natural-pig-ears-july-26-2019

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Pig Ear Treats are subject to this recall:

  • Bulk Pig Ears, sold eight (8)-pack branded pouches with a UPC of 742174 995163 or 742174994166 or packaged individually and shrink-wrapped with a UPC of 0385384810 or 742174P35107.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation

According to the FDA, the previous notification called for the recall of Pig Ear Treats shipped to US nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from May 1, 2019, to July 3, 2019. This expanded notification, however, now calls for all Pig Ear Treats for Dogs shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from November 1, 2018, to July 3, 2019.

Previously, Lennox was aware of at least two (2) incidents of its Pig Ears Treats causing dog Illnesses that might have been related to the potential Salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation of Salmonella illness, associated with what appears to be a multiple source. You can read our coverage about this nationwide outbreak here: https://wp.me/p2bVty-cFQ.

Lennox now confirms it is aware of cases of human illness related to the ongoing Salmonella outbreak because several people have identified Lennox Pig Ear Treats as the specific brand they purchased and handled. Individually shrink-wrapped product tested by FDA tested positive for Salmonella.

Please note: Lennox Pig Ear Treats have also been sold bulk unwrapped. Purchasers in these cases may not know the risk due to Salmonella contamination and possible illness.

==> For information about Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm pet food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Pig Ear Treats, please do not feed them to your pet(s). Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Wash down all prep surfaces, serving implements and serving bowls with a bleach/water mixture; rinse well with lots of hot soapy water.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to handle Salmonellosis.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Pig Ear Treats, please search for “pig ears” or more generically, “pets” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

Please note the US Centers for Disease Control has launched an investigation into the current multi-state Salmonella outbreak. To see updates on this investigation, please visit our update here: https://wp.me/p2bVty-cFQ.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-800-538-8980 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at usaoffice@lennoxpets.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Lennox Intl Inc., please search for “Lennox” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 11849-2019
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