TDBBS recalled a limited distribution of two pig ear dog chew treat products for potential Salmonella contamination.
TDBBS recalled a limited distribution of two pig ear dog chew treat products sold through Amazon.com, USA Thick Pig Ear 8 and 20 packs, for potential Salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The products were shipped to customers between April 22, 2019, and August 13, 2019. Customers should dispose of any USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack from these shipments.
This recall is the result of routine sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The sample bag tested positive for Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or surfaces exposed to these products.
Below is a company statement from TDBBS regarding a limited voluntary recall, posted by the United States Food and Drug Administration:
“As a strictly precautionary measure and because of our company’s strong commitment to the health and well-being of pets, TDBBS is conducting a voluntary recall of limited distribution of two pig ear pet treat products sold through Amazon.com – USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack and USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack.
“This recall has been initiated due to possible Salmonella contamination, which poses a health risk. It is essential to know that no illnesses have been reported, and the amount of affected products is minimal.
“TDBBS treats and chews are produced to robust safety and quality standards, using the most advanced food safety protocols. Our team is committed to doing its part in caring for the pets who enjoy our products. We regret the concern and inconvenience this recall creates for our customers.
“Our company has ceased the production and distribution of this product as we, in cooperation with the FDA, continue to investigate the situation further. TDBBS’s product safety team conducts its rigorous review to identify what measures can be established to prevent this situation from recurring.
“Our safety teams have been rigorously testing our products and raw materials, working with independent testing firms, and conducting an internal investigation within our supply chain to determine how this situation occurred. Nevertheless, we believe it is appropriate out of an abundance of caution to conduct this voluntary recall in cooperation with our customer.”