EuroCan Manufacturing Recalls Multiple Brands of Pig Ears Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products

EuroCan Manufacturing Recalls Multiple Brands of Pig Ears Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
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March 23, 2017

EuroCan Manufacturing is recalling 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.

The affected pig ears were distributed throughout the United States and Canada. The products were packaged as individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack, and 25-pack bags in the Barnsdale Farms, Barnsdale Farms-Select, Houndstooth, and Mac's Choice brands, bearing lot number 84.

No illnesses of any kind have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all 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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

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 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 U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled pig ears should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information about this recall, contact EuroCan Manufacturing at (888) 290-7606.