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Pig ears recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

by Therese on May 3, 2011

in Pet Food Recall, Pet Health

pig ear chews recallPig ears manufactured by Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc. are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Illinois company is recalling pet chews made of pig’s ears because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

One illness, to a dog in Missouri, has been linked to the chews, called Pig Ears for Pet Treats. The product is being recalled by the Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paris, Ill.

Salmonella can affect animals, and there is risk to people from handling contaminated pet products.

The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Pets with salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea fever and vomiting.

The pet treats were distributed in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

Consumers can return the pet treats to the place of purchase for a full refund.

I called the company to find out more but the guy I talked to didn’t know the details. I suspect there will be more info out tomorrow though because he said the FDA was scheduled to pay them a visit.

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Doreen May 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

I called Keys and they WILL NOT tell me who they distribute to, but instead, asked me to call the store I bought them at and ask them who their distributor is and work backwards. My dog was very very sick this past weekend and I couldn’t figure it out. I took her to the vet on Monday. Why do I have to call 100 different numbers just to find out of that one store carried the recalled products? I am the one with a sick dog. I am the consumer, yet I have to jump through hoops just to find out. Ridiculous!


unknown October 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

This is stupid they knew what they were doing but they didnt care. this needs to STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With meducation they know the stuff that can happen but they still give it out. Stuff like this makes me cry!!!

A 12 year old kid how has to take 7 pills a day.


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