The following recall announcement was posted on the FDA’s site on July 26 and confirmed with a Lennox representative.
The Lennox Intl Inc located in Edison, New Jersey, is voluntary recalling its Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products, which are solely for the consumption by dogs.
Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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 signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. 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 these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The recalled products affected where shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from May 1 to July 3, 2019.
The product comes in and 8 PK branded pouch under UPC 742174 995163, 742174994166 or packaged individually shrinked wrapped under UPC 0385384810, and 742174P35107. All UPC codes are located on the front label of the package.
To date, Lennox is aware of two cases of our pig ears that caused dog illnesses which may be related to the potential salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation of salmonella illness, associated with what appears to be a multiple source.
Consumers who have purchased the product and have proper receipt may return product or contact 800-538-8980 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or contact email@example.com for refund and additional information.