Dog Goods USA LLC Recalls Chef Toby and Berkley & Jensen Pig Ears Treats Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Company Announcement Date: 16/08/2019
Product Type: Dog Treats
Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Company Name: Dog Goods USA LLC
Brand Name: Chef Toby, Berkley & Jensen

Reason for Recall

 

Dog Goods is voluntarily expanding the recall of the Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats to include all 30-packs of “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ears sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores. This recall is on Dog Goods purchased these pig ears from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and State partners, is investigating a link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis. This recall is being expanded after Rhode Island Department of Health testing found Salmonella in “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ear pet treats.

 

Salmonella Information

 

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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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 and humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. For more information and Salmonella and its symptoms and health risks, please refer to the following link: https://www.dfs.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigates-contaminated-pig-ear-pet-treats-connected-human-salmonella-infections.

 

Illnesses Reported

 

No illnesses have been linked to the products to date.

 

Product Information

 

Dog Goods USA LLC (“Dog Goods”), a distributor of Tobyhanna, PA has been contacted by the FDA and, based on the best information currently available, is conducting a voluntary recall of the following products (the “Products”): non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears with the lot codes indicated below, which Dog Goods bought from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and distributed nationwide in retail stores.

  • 428590
  • 278989
  • 087148
  • 224208
  • 1168723
  • 428590
  • 222999
  • 074599
  • 1124053
  • 226884
  • 578867
  • 224897
  • 1234750
  • 444525
  • 1106709
  • 215812
  • 230273
  • 224970
  • 585246
  • 327901
  • 052248
  • 210393
  • 217664
  • 331199
  • 225399
  • 867680
  • 050273
  • 881224
  • 424223
  • 225979
  • 431724
  • 226340
  • 880207
  • 334498

Dog Goods has also launched an internal investigation to determine, when and where the Products may have been contaminated. To date, this internal investigation has not indicated any vulnerability in the company’s practices, including but not limited to the inspection, handling and storage of the Products.Nonetheless, Dog Goods will continue to investigate the matter, collaborate fully with the FDA and the CDC, and provide further information to its customers and the public as appropriate.

 

What You Should Do

 

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact us at 786-401-6533 from Monday to Friday 9am EST through 5pm EST.

 

Contact Information

 

Phone: 786-401-6533

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Dog Goods USA LLC Recalls Chef Toby and Berkley & Jensen Pig Ears Treats Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
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Dog Goods USA LLC Recalls Chef Toby and Berkley & Jensen Pig Ears Treats Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
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Dog Goods is voluntarily expanding the recall of the Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats to include all 30-packs of “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ears due to possible Salmonella contamination.
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