More Pig Ears Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns

Another pet product company is recalling its pig ear treats for dogs after a supplier, Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc., detected salmonella in one of its batches.

This time Blackman Industries Inc. of Kansas City is recalling its PrimeTime brand two-count and five-count premium pig ears and KC Beefhide brand 20-count premium pig ears because the were informed by their supplier, Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc, that the pig ears have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The PrimeTime products come in clear plastic packages with yellow printed headers and are marked with the following UPC codes:

  • 7-48976-18316-6 (two-count)
  • 7-48976-09040-2 (five-count)
  • 7-48976-19040-9 (five-count)

The KC Beefhide product is packaged in a red mesh nylon bag with a green and white header and the UPC code:

  • 7-48976-09065-5.

These products were distributed in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota between Jan. 4, 2011, and April 29, 2011, and sold in many of the following grocery stores: Price Chopper, Hy-Vee, Hen House Market, Bag N Save, Dahl’s, Baldwin City Market, SunFresh, Apple Market, Brookside Market, Franklin Food Store, No Frills, Alps, Big V, Country Mart, Thriftway, County Fair, Super Saver and Russ’s and Feldman’s Farm and Home.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled PrimeTime or KC Beefhide pig ear products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-913-342-5010.

Just yesterday Boss Pet’s Suppliers, who also utilizes Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc., recalled their Diggers Natural Chews pig ears.  

The recalled Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears are as follows:

    * Bulk pig ears in boxes of 100     
          o UPC #0-72929-00038-6    
    * Bulk pig ears shrink-wrapped in boxes of 50     
          o UPC #0-72929-99120-2    
    * 2-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags     
          o UPC #0-72929-99504-0    
    * 4-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags     
          o UPC #0-72929-00227-4    
    * 8-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags     
          o UPC #0-72929-99584-2    

They have been distributed in:
Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri Montana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Consumers who have purchased Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ear products are urged to return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Boss Pet at 1-800-445-6347 or visit the Boss Pet website.

Pets with salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Pet owners should contact their veterinarian immediately if their pet consumed the recalled treats or is experiencing any of the above symptoms.

People handling the treats can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, salmonella can result in more serious ailments.

For more information on the original Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. recall click here.

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