Following an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into the link between pig ears pet treats and Salmonella contamination after two other recalls, Dog Goods USA LLC has issued a recall for its Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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.

Consumers that have purchased the recalled pig ears pet treats should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions about the recall can be directed to Dog Goods USA at 786-401-6533 Ext. 8000 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Humans that are infected with Salmonella may have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Salmonella infections can also result in more serious conditions such as arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers that have these symptoms should see their healthcare provider.

Pets that are infected with Salmonella may be lethargic, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Some pets may be carriers of Salmonella and can infect humans as well as other animals. Pets that show symptoms of Salmonella should visit a veterinarian for medical treatment.

Dog Goods USA was notified of the Salmonella contamination after the FDA sampled its pig ears, which tested positive for Salmonella. It is also conducting its own investigation into the source of the Salmonella contamination. The company has not received any reports of illness related to the recall.