Pig Ears Salmonella Lawyer Update: Berkley & Jensen Pig Ear Pet Treats Recall.
Dog Goods USA LLC announced on September 3, 2019 the voluntary recall of the Berkley & Jensen brand of pig ears. This is now the second pig ear recall issued by the company Dog Goods USA LLC, the first being
Chef Toby Pig Ears Pet Treats
, because of potential salmonella contamination. The recall was issued after the Rhode Island Department of Health testing found salmonella in the Berkley & Jensen brand pig ear pet treats. Dog Goods USA expanded their recall to include all 30-pack products of Berkley & Jensen brand pig ears sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), together with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and State partners are still in the process of investigating a link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonella. According to the FDA, Dog Goods USA LLC has also launched an internal investigation to determine, when and where the products may have been contaminated. At the moment, the 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. The company has stated that they have only purchased the pig ears from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019. Dog Goods USA announced that they will continue to investigate the matter, and collaborate fully with the FDA and the CDC, as well as continue provide further information to its customers and the public as appropriate.
The FDA is urging customers who have purchased the products to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. If a customer has had contact with the contaminated product they should stay vigilant for symptoms of salmonella like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. On rare occasion’s salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Ron Simon, a national
, stated “People with salmonellosis usually recover completely, although it may take several months before their bowel habits are entirely normal. Recent studies have indicated that 25% of patients reported altered bowel habits six months after a bacterial gastroenteritis illness.”
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