Berkley & Jensen Pig Ear Dog Treat Recall [US]


Berkley & Jensen branded Pig Ear Dog Treats Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Dog Goods USA LLC (“Dog Goods”), a Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania establishment, recalls numerous batch/lots of Berkley & Jensen branded Pig Ear Dog Treats sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores due to suspected 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/11FO30pu1Xu

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/dog-goods-usa-llc-expands-voluntary-recall-chef-toby-pig-ears-pet-treats-because-possible-salmonella

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

  • Berkley & Jensen branded Pig Ear Dog Treats, produced by Dog Goods USA LLC (“Dog Goods”) and sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores in 30-ear packs.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the pet food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Pig Ear Dog Treat products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the FDA, the recalled non-irradiated bulk and packaged Pig Ear Dog Treats were imported from a sole Brazilian supplier, sold from September 2018 to August 2019 and distributed US nationwide in retail stores. The distribution of these products may be related to the potential Salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation of Salmonella illness across the United States in both humans and pets.

The FDA, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and several state health regulatory partners, is investigating a link between Pig Ear Dog Treats and human cases of Salmonellosis. This recall is being linked to an earlier recall for Pig Ear Dog Treats produced by Dog Goods USA LLC and initiated after Rhode Island Department of Health (“RIDOH”) testing found Salmonella in the above-identified Berkley & Jensen branded Dog Treats.

==> 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.

For more information and Salmonella and its symptoms and health risks, please refer to the following link: https://www.dfs.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigatescontaminated-pig-ear-pet-treats-connected-human-salmonella-infections.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Dog Goods at 1-786-401-6533 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> 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 Dog Goods USA LLC, please search for “Dog Goods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 12006-2019
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