Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of its individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac’s Choice® Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling 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.
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.
The pig ears were packaged as individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of the following brands:
- Barnsdale Farms®
- Barnsdale Farms®-Select
- Mac’s Choice® brands.
The lot number being recalled is 84.
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. Consumer with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time at (888) 290-7606.