Dog Goods USA is recalling certain types of pig ear dog treats over concerns they may be part of a multi-state salmonella outbreak.
Dog owners beware. Earlier this week, Dog Goods USA issued a recall for Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats over concerns they may be part of a 33-state salmonella outbreak. At the moment, the outbreak as sickened 127 people, 26 of whom have been hospitalized.
The recall was originally issued by Dog Goods USA, a company based in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania shortly after it was contacted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA “tested pig ears from the company’s Brazilian supplier and found that one sample tested positive for salmonella,” according to the recall notice.
The recalled products were purchased by Dog Goods from the Brazilian supplier from September 2018 to August 2019. From there, the products were distributed to retail stores nationwide, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Additionally, according to the recall notice, the affected products have the following lot codes:
This latest recall comes on the heels of an FDA and CDC investigation involving other recalls that have “prompted a general warning against all pig-ear treats for now.” Unfortunately, the general warning includes pig-ears that may already be in homes. Because of this, part of the warning from the CDC warns dog owners that “handling these treats could make people sick and that eating the treats could make dogs sick.”
If you have additional questions about the recall, contact 786-401-6533 extension 8000 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.