Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL has announced a voluntary recall of 2705 cases of their Pigs Ears due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Complete details regarding this recall are available within the FDA News Release dated March 8, 2011.
Dog food recalls involving Salmonella contamination are potentially serious matters… for both humans and pets.
People who handle dry food can easily become infected with the bacteria.
According to the FDA…
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 or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
So, take precautions… and be sure to tell everyone you know.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in inventory from this batch of pig ears.
Consumers who have purchased any of these pig ears are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Jones Natural Chews company at (877) 481-2663.
Visit our Dog Food Recalls summary page for a list of links to all the Advisor’s most recent recall reports.