Dog Goods expanded its recall after the Rhode Island Department of Health found Salmonella in its Berkley & Jenson branded pig ear pet treats during testing of the product.
Consumers that have purchased the recalled pig ear pet treats should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Labels of the recalled pig ears can be viewed (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/brutus-barnaby-llc-recalls-all-size-bags-pig-ears-natural-treats-dogs-because-possible-salmonella) here.
Consumers should destroy all recalled pig ears from Brutus & Barnaby.
A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats has sickened 45 people in 13 states, the U.S.
A common supplier of pig ear dog treats linked to the outbreak has not been identified, and the investigation is ongoing, the CDC said.
Samples of bulk pig ears were collected by MDARD feed inspectors from two retailers and tested positive for Salmonella at MDARDs Geagley Laboratory.
MDARD inspectors also collected samples of other brands of individually wrapped or bagged pig ears being sold at multiple retail locations.
The recall affects bulk and packaged pig ears with lot codes of 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, and 334498
The affected pig ears were produced by a supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and sold in retail stores nationwide.
The recalled pig ears
were shipped nationwide to distributors and retail stores from May 1 to July 3.
The bulk pig ears
were sold at Pet Supplies Plus stores in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.