Just two weeks after Pig Ears for Pet Treats were recalled by Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc., because of possible contamination with Salmonella, the following brands of pig ears are now being recalled for the same reason:
- PrimeTime Premium Pig Ears and KC Beefhide Premium Pig Ears manufactured by Blackman Industries in Kansas City, Kan.
- Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears manufactured by Boss Pet Products in Maple Heights, Ohio.
One dog in Missouri has become ill due to contaminated pig ears.
Salmonella can affect both animals and people who don’t wash their hands after handling contaminated pet products. While severe Salmonella infections are rare in adult dogs with healthy immune systems, they can be lethal to puppies whose immune systems are not fully developed, and older dogs with weakened immune systems.
PrimeTime Premium Pig Ears and KC Beefhide Premium Pig Ears
According to Food Safety News, two-count and five-count bags of PrimeTime Premium Pig Ears are being recalled, along with 20-count bags of KC Beefhide Premium Pig Ears.
These products were distributed between Jan. 4 and April 29, 2011, in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. They were sold by some of these retailers: Price Chopper Stores; Hy-Vee Stores; Hen House Markets; Bag N Save Stores; Dahl’s Food Stores; Baldwin City Market; SunFresh Food Stores; Apple Markets; Brookside Market; Franklin Food Stores; No Frills Food Stores; Alps Food Stores; Big V Food Stores; Country Mart Food Stores; Thriftway Food Stores; County Fair Food Stores; Super Saver Food Stores; Russ’s Food Stores; and Feldman’s Farm and Home Stores.
PrimeTime pig ears are packaged in clear plastic bags with yellow print. They were sold in bags of two (UPC code 7-48976-18316-6); bags of five with a $5.99 retail price (7-48976-09040-2); and bags of five with a retail price of $6.99 (7-48976-19040-9).
The KC Beefhide product is packaged in a red mesh nylon bag (UPC code 7-48976-09065-5).
If you purchased any of the recalled PrimeTime or KC Beefhide products, return them to the store for a full refund. You can contact Blackman Industries at 913-342-5010.
Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears
According to a statement released Tuesday by Boss Pet Products, Inc., its Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears product is supplied by Keys Manufacturing Company, which distributed the Pig Ears for Pet Treats recalled earlier this month.
The recalled Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears were shipped between November 2010 and April 2011 to the following states: Alabama; California; Iowa; Illinois; Indiana; Kansas; Louisiana; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; New York; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; and Washington.
The pig ears were sold in in bags of two (UPC 0-72929-99504-0); four (UPC 0-72929-00227-4); and eight (UPC 0-72929-99584-2). They were also sold in bulk in boxes of 100 (UPC 0-72929-00038-6), and shrink-wrapped in boxes of 50 (UPC 0-72929-99120-2).
Recalled Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. You can contact Boss Pet at 800-445-6347 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the company’s website.