Pig Ears, Dog Treats from Target Recalled
The two products from Denver-based Kasel Associated Industries may be contaminated with salmonella.
Denver-based Kasel Associated Industries has recalled its Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats.
Both may be contaminated with salmonella, which can sicken animals that eat them and humans that handle them, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands.
The products were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores in August 2012.
The pig ears product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 12 pig ears marked with UPC bar code 647263899158. The dog treats product also comes in a clear plastic bag weighing 32 ounces and is marked with UPC bar code 490830400086.
Kasel Industries is recalling lot number "BEST BY 13SEP2014DEN" for both products because the code tested positive for salmonella bacteria. No connected illnesses have been reported in animals or humans.
Consumers who have purchased the products can return them to where they were purchased for a full refund. Questions should be directed to 800-218-4417 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time.
Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of these signs, contact your veterinarian.