The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public to not feed Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Dog Chews packed for BJ's Wholesale Club with lot codes G1 0319 and G1 3548 to their pets.
This advisory is being issued due to the potential presence of Salmonella, which was discovered during sampling of these products at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories. This advisory is limited to these specific lot codes. Consumers who have purchased these products should dispose of them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now advising people to not buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets as a result of an ongoing multistate Salmonella outbreak. People can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treats. Dogs might get sick after eating them. For more information about Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats is available online (link below).
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. Children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness. If you have symptoms of a Salmonella infection talk to your healthcare provider.
Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Dog Chews, 30 ears - Package Lot Number - G1 3548 - Best If Used By Date - December 2021
Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Dog Chews, 30 ears - Package Lot Number - G1 0319 - Best If Used By Date - January 2022