Following the July 3 recall by Pet Supplies Plus for bulk pig ears because of a potential salmonella contamination risk, The Lennox Intl Inc. has recalled its Natural Pig Ears because they too may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected pig ears not only can affect animals, but they can infect humans through the handling of the product.

The recalled pig ears were shipped nationwide to distributors and retail stores from May 1 to July 3. The pig ears were sold in an eight-pack pouch with UPC codes of 742174 995163 and 742174994166. They were also sold individually packaged with UPC codes of 0385384810 and 742174P35107. The UPC code is located on the front label of the package.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Lennox at 1-800-538-8980, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by email at Consumers who have purchased the recalled pig ears and have a proper receipt may return the product. For a refund contact Lennox at the number above.

Salmonella can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Salmonella, in rare instances, can lead to more serious illnesses, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers that experience these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets that are infected with Salmonella may have symptoms of lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may carry Salmonella and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled pig ears and is showing symptoms of Salmonella infection, they should seek medical treatment from a veterinarian.

Lennox has been notified of two cases of the recalled pig ears infecting dogs related to the potential of Salmonella. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation is ongoing with multiple sources of the pig ears.

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