Blackman Industries of Kansas City, Kansas has announced a voluntary recall of its PrimeTime Brand Premium Pig Ears and KC Beefhide Brand Premium Pig Ears due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Complete details regarding this recall are available within the actual FDA News Release dated 5/17/2011.
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.
Contact Blackman Industries at 913-342-5010 for more information.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
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