Pet Carousel has initiated a recall of all Pig Ears and all varieties of Beef Hoof pet treats because the products may be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced.
The problem was discovered after FDA testing found positive results for Salmonella in Pig Ears and Beef Hoof products. Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.
Pets with Salmonella infection may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a 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 any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately. The following products have been recalled:
Recalled Pig Ear products were packaged under Doggie Delight, Pork Tasteez and Pet Carousel brands:
Item No.18100-P Bulk
Item No.18016-P 10-pk red mesh bag
Item No.18120-P 20-pk red mesh bag.
Recalled Beef Hooves were packaged under Choo Hooves, Dentleyâ€™s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel brands:
Item No.1506-K 5 lb. bulk
Item No.1507-K 10 lb. bulk
Item No.1520-K 20 lb. bulk
Item No.12125-T 10-pk vinyl bag
Item No.12110-T 10-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.12111-T 10-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.12122-T 10 lb., bulk
Item No.1503-K 3-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.1510-K 10-pk ,vinyl bag
Item No.1405-S 5 lb., bulk
Item No.1408-S 10-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.1410-S 10 lb., bulk
Item No.1420-S 20 lb., bulk
Item No.90058-H Cheese/& Bacon Stuffed Hoof, bulk
Item No.90056-H Peanut Butter Stuffed Hoof, bulk
Item No.17005-R Rope toy with Hooves.
The potentially tainted products were distributed nationwide in bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores. All sizes and lots of these Pork Ears purchased on or after 08/16/2009 and all Beef Hoof products in all varieties purchased on or after 09/16/2009 made by Pet Carousel are included.
Pet Carousel has completed notifying its consignees and requested the consignees return affected products and remove them from retail sales. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should cease use and return the product to its place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Pet Carousel, toll-free, at 1-800-231-3572 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time.