Do you give your dog pigs ears as a treat? If so, be aware: Jones Natural Chews Company, of Rockville, Illinois, has recalled over 2,700 packages of their pig ears because of a potential Salmonella contamination. After a routine sample testing of the product by Washington State’s Department of Agriculture, it was revealed that the product contained traces of the bacteria. The products that are under this recall were distributed between September 15, 2010 and November 2, 2010.
Salmonella is commonly referred to as food poisoning, and can not only affect animals, but humans as well. A few of the signs of Salmonella poisoning for both animals and humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes bloody diarrhea, as well as fever and/or abdominal cramping, severe dehydration, and in rare circumstances this bacteria can even lead to death, so please wash hands thoroughly after handling any pet foods or treats. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, please see your veterinarian immediately.
Although there have been no reported illnesses due to these products so far, if a consumer has any of these treats, the company states customers are entitled to a full refund by returning the product to the store where purchased. Consumers with any questions may also contact the company directly at 1-877-481-2663. Please check to see if you have any of the following products, and if so please return them immediately:
This was a voluntary recall by the Jones Natural company, and was not mandated by the Dept. of Agriculture. The company offers wholesome all natural treats for pets. More information can be found on their website:
You can also visit Washington’s Dept. of Agriculture’s website for more information.
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