Consumer inquires are to be made to 1-888-info-FDA
It is reported that during Sept 2009 the FDA did routine testing of pig ears made by Pet Carousel and found that there were manufacturing conditions that would allow for cross contamination between batches and/or individual lots of product.
Puppies, older dogs and dogs with weakened immune systems are at the greatest risk
To date no illnesses have been reported to date but the FDA is asking consumers that have purchased these products not to handle them or feed them to their pets
Pet Carousel is based in Sanger, California.
Listing of Affected products;
Pig ears that are affected in this voluntary recall include products packaged under the brand names of Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel.
Beef Hooves that are affected in this voluntary recall include packages under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley's, Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel.
All sizes and lots of these products are included in this alert.
Salmonella can affect both humans and animals.
People who handle dry pet food and/or treats may become infected with Salmonella. Especially, if they have not followed proper hand washing after coming into contact with infected materials or surfaces.
If you have purchased any of the above listed products, you are being advised by the FDA to dispose of them in a safe manner (inside a secure container or bag tied with a rubber band or twist tie) and placed inside a covered trash container.
The FDA states that they will continue to investigate this matter to determine the source of contamination and update the public as needed.
Our pets are at risk of contracting Salmonella, know the symptoms
Pets that become infected may or may not show any symptoms!
because of this, they can sometimes transmit Salmonella to their owners.
Pets that contract Salmonella may become lethargic, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, develop a fever (Normal rectal temperature for a dog is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit), decreased appetite, vomiting, or signs of abdominal pain.
If your pet has eaten any of these products that have been recalled for Salmonella, or is showing any of the symptoms above, you should have them evaluated by your Veterinarian immediately!
People may become infected with Salmonella
you may experience any or all of the following symptoms
ÃƒÂƒ Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€Âš Â¬ÃƒÂ‚ Â¢ Nausea
ÃƒÂƒ Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€Âš Â¬ÃƒÂ‚ Â¢ Vomiting
ÃƒÂƒ Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€Âš Â¬ÃƒÂ‚ Â¢ Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
ÃƒÂƒ Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€Âš Â¬ÃƒÂ‚ Â¢ Abdominal cramps
ÃƒÂƒ Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â€Âš Â¬ÃƒÂ‚ Â¢ Fever
Rarely Salmonella can cause more serious illness including blood and arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, urinary tract symptoms or Infections.
Anyone who develops the symptoms described above after handling this product should contact their doctor ASAP.
LA Dogs Examiner