Dog Goods voluntarily expanded its recall of pig ear dog treats to include all 30-packs of Berkley ad Jensen brand pig ears sold at BJ's Wholesale Club stores, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This recall is being expanded after Rhode Island Department of Health testing found Salmonella in Berkley and Jensen brand pig ear pet treats.
Dog Goods bought the pig ear dog chews from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and distributed the products nationwide in retail stores.
The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state agencies are investigating a link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis.
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.
Dog Goods, a pet food and treat distributor based in Tobyhanna, PA, recalled non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears with the lot codes indicated below:
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as senior reporter for WATT Global Media. He hold a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a bachelor's degree in biology. Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly and other outlets. Contact Wall via https://www.wattglobalmedia.com/contact-us/
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