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.
Blackman Industries Inc. of Kansas City, Kans., is recalling its PrimeTime brand two-count and five-count premium pig ears and KC Beefhide brand 20-count premium pig ears because they 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) and 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, Sun Fresh, Apple Market, Brookside Market, Franklin Food Store, No Frills, Alps, Big V, Country Mart, Thriftway, County Fair, Super Saver, Russ’s, and Feldman’s Farm and Home.
The pig ear supplier, Keys Manufacturing, issued its own product recall earlier this month after a dog in Missouri was reported sick. 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 veterinarians immediately if their pets consume the recalled treats or experience 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 products 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.
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 913-342-5010. <HOME>
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