EuroCan Manufacturing has voluntarily recalled Lot Number 84 of its Barnsdale Farms®, Barnsdale Farms®-Select, Houndstooth® and Mac’s Choice® pig ear treats, which are individually shrink-wrapped and sold in 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags. The single lot of pig ears was recalled due to potential contamination with Salmonella, which can affect animals eating the products as well as humans handling the 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, please contact your veterinarian.
The pig ears were distributed throughout the United States and Canada. No illnesses of any kind have been reported to date. The 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.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above-described pig ears should return product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time at (888) 290-7606.