Chef Toby Recall – Pig Ears Salmonella Lawyer Update: Third Company to Issue a Recall on Pig Ear Dog Treats.
Dog Goods USA LLC, a distributor of Tobyhanna, became the third company to issues a recall on Pig Ear Dog treats on August 16th; the company announced that it would be voluntarily recalling their Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats because of possible salmonella health risks.
The Dog Goods USA LLC issued their voluntary recall after being contacted by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the current information on the contaminated Pig Ear Products. The Dog Goods Company proceeded to voluntarily recall non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears because of potential Salmonella contamination. The lot codes for the recalled products are: 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.
According to the FDA, Dog Goods bought the Products from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and distributed the products nationwide in retail stores. The FDA sampled pig ears manufactured by the supplier in Brazil and one sample tested positive for Salmonella. Dog Goods has also launched an internal investigation to determine if, when and where the Products may have been contaminated.
The FDA is working together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and State partners to investigate the suspected link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis. The CDC has announced that there have been a total of 127 reported cases of people infected by salmonella because of the Pig Ear Dog treats in 33 states. There has been no deaths reported as linked to this Pig Ear Dog Treats salmonella outbreak but 26 people have been hospitalized.
The FDA has advised consumers who bought Chef Toby Pig Ears to dispose of them in an appropriate manner, making sure their pets and wild animals can’t get to them. Pet owners who have given any of the contaminated products to their pets should monitor them for symptoms such as lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. If an owner believes their pet has contracted salmonella they should take them to a veterinarian as soon as possible, salmonella can be transferred from pet to owner the upmost caution should be taken to avoid letting the pet lick the owner in the mouth or on any open wounds.
Ron Simon, a national salmonella lawyer who is representing families affected by this Pig Ear Salmonella Outbreak, noted “The infectious dose of Salmonella is very small, and can be as small as 15-20 cells. These bacteria subsequently multiply at an alarming rate, causing manifestation of symptoms. Salmonella can cause three different types of illness: gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, and bacteremia.”
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