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TDBBS Recalls Pig Ear Pet Treats:
On September 24, 2019, TDBBS issued a limited voluntary recall of 2 pig ear pet treat products sold via Amazon.com. This was due to possible contamination with the Salmonella bacteria. The affected products were shipped to customers between April 22, 2019 and August 13, 2019.
TDBBS Recalls Pig Ear Pet Treats:
Which treats were recalled?
Customers should dispose of any USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack from these shipments:
Why the recall?
TDBBS Recalls Pig Ear Pet Treats as a result of a routine sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The sample tested positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and according to the company, “the amount of affected product is minimal”.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces. Humans and pets become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food.
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.” The FDA also advises consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or a pet that has eaten the product, should contact their healthcare providers”.
What about pets and Salmonella?
The FDA advises that “pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may exhibit 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”.
Additional information regarding the recall:
All UPS’s, Best By Dates and Lot Codes are located on the package back. For reference, pictures of the product labels are below:
“As a strictly precautionary measure and because of our company’s strong commitment to the health and well-being of pets, TDBBS is conducting a voluntary recall of a limited distribution of two pig ear pet treat products sold through Amazon.com – USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack.
“This recall has been initiated due to possible Salmonella contamination, which poses a health risk. It is important to know that no illnesses have been reported, and the amount of affected product is minimal.
“TDBBS treats and chews are produced to robust safety and quality standards, using the most advanced food safety protocols. Our team is committed to doing its part to caring for the pets who enjoy our products. We regret the concern and inconvenience this recall creates for our customers.
“Our company has ceased the production and distribution of this product as we, in cooperation with the FDA, continue to investigate the situation further. TDBBS’s product safety team is conducting its own stringent review to identify what measures can be established to prevent this situation from recurring.
“Our safety teams have been rigorously testing our products and raw materials, working with independent testing firms and conducting an internal investigation within our supply chain to determine how this situation occurred. Nevertheless, we believe it is appropriate out of an abundance of caution to conduct this voluntary recall in cooperation with our customer.”
Company contact information:
To learn more about the information contained in this article “TDBBS Recalls Pig Ear Pet Treats”, consumers can call TDBBS, LLC at 877-483-5853 or email: [email protected] for more information.
If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. For health-related questions, always consult your veterinarian, as they have examined your pet, know the pet’s health history. They can make the best recommendations for your pet.
OUR DATABASE IS CURRENT AS OF 10/24/2019 WHEN WE FIRST BEGAN TRACKING RECALLS, BUT FOR ADDITIONAL RECALLS, PLEASE VISIT OUR RECALLS & WARNINGS HERE.