Multiple Brands Issue Pig Ear Dog Treat Recall | 2019

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What’s Being Recalled?

All of the products affected by this recall were sold and distributed nationwide across multiple retail pet stores.

The following products are affected by this recall and span across 6 brands:

Pet Supplies Plus Product:

All bulk pig ear dog treats that were stocked in open bins. Prepackaged branded pig ears were not included in this recall. Multiple retail pet stores sold the affected product.

Pet Supplies Plus’ affected products were manufactured and sold in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Lennox

To date, Lennox is aware of some reported human cases and two dog illnesses that are linked to the contamination of Salmonella.

  • Product: Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears
  • Size: 8 pack bundle
  • UPC: 742174995163, 742174994166
  • Product: Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears
  • Size: Individually sold
  • UPC: 0385384810, 742174P35107

All UPC codes are located on the front of the packaging.

All Lennox Premium Pig Ears were sold and distributed nationwide and were sold by numerous retail stores between November 1, 2018 and July 3, 2018.

Chef Toby

Chef Toby Pig Ears were bought from a single supplier based in Brazil between September 2018 and August 2019.

Product Lot Codes: 428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999, 074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867, 224897, 1234750, 444525, 1106709, 215812, 230273, 224970, 585246, 327901, 052248, 210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224, 424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207 or 334498.

Please use the illustration above to identify the product lot code.

No reported cases linked to this product are identified to date.

Berkley Jensen

These products were distributed by Dog Foods USA, LLC. Primarily BJ’s Wholesale Club sold these products nationwide between September 2018 and August 2018.

The pig ears affected are part of an expansion of the Chef Toby pig ears which were previously discussed.

  • Product: Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Dog Chews
  • Size: 30 pack bundles
  • Lot Code(s): 428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999, 074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867, 224897, 1234750, 444525, 1106709, 215812, 230273, 224970, 585246, 327901, 052248, 210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224, 424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207 or 334498.

The company stated “Dog Goods will continue to investigate the matter, collaborate fully with the FDA and the CDC, and provide further information to its customers and the public as appropriate“.

Brutus & Barnaby

Brutus & Barnaby Pig Ears were sold and distributed nationwide via online retailers Amazon.com, Chewy.com, Brutusandbarnaby.com in addition to Natures Food Patch in Florida.

The products affected by this recall are sold in 4 sizes:

  • Product: Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears
  • Size: 8 pack
  • Product: Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears
  • Size: 12 pack
  • Product: Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears
  • Size: 25 pack
  • Product: Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears
  • Size: 100 pack

Best Bully Sticks

Owned by TDBBS, Best Bully Sticks were sold and distributed nationwide via Amazon.com between April 22, 2019 and August 13, 2019.

The products affected by this recall are:

  • Product: 8-Pack Best Bully Sticks USA Pig Ears
  • UPC: X001768PNB
  • Lot Code: 1129T1 or 1549T1
  • Best By Date: April 22, 2021 or June 6, 2021
  • Product: 20-Pack Best Bully Sticks USA Pig Ears
  • UPC: X000RBC5VF
  • Lot Code: 1129T1, 1339T1 or 2179T1
  • Best By Date: April 22, 2021, May 13, 2021 or Aug. 5, 2021

All UPCs, Lot Codes, and Best By Dates are located on the back of the products.

The company stated “No illnesses have been reported, and the amount of affected product is minimal”.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a highly infectious bacteria commonly found in most reported food-related illnesses in the United States and globally. Both humans and animals can carry salmonella in their intestines in addition to feces. Salmonella often spreads in contaminated foods.

Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in humans include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting

Salmonella can cause arterial infections, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and endocarditis in severe cases. Anyone displaying such symptoms should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in dogs include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite

If your pet has consumed the above-recalled product and has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

What Do I Do Now?

Pet owners who purchased the above-mentioned should dispose of the products appropriately and discontinue feeding them to their pets.

U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.

Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.