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March 20, 2017 — EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth and Mac’s Choice pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled pig ears were distributed throughout the U.S.A. and Canada.
The products were packaged as individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags under the following brands:
- Barnsdale Farms
- Barnsdale Farms Select
- Mac’s Choice
The recalled products are from Lot 84.
No illnesses of any kind have been reported to date.
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.
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 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, be sure to contact your veterinarian.
About the Recall
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 FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected Barnsdale Farms pig ears should return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.
Those with questions may contact the company Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM ET Time at 888-290-7606.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.