Saturday, May 7, 2011

Salmonella: Keys Manufacturing recalls pig ears : Symptoms to look for in you or your pet.

Note from CP Blogger: as a follow up to our post about the recall, here are the symptoms to look for if you or your pet have been exposed to or ingested tainted pigs ears.

The Daily Tail

A dog in Missouri has been reported sick, triggering a recall of several batches of Pig Ears for Pet Treats produced by Keys Manufacturing Company. They might be contaminated with Salmonella.

Pig Ears for Pet Treats was distributed to stores in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota. It came in 100 count cases, packed in cardboard boxes shipped between Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, 2010; Nov. 1 to Nov. 29, 2010; and Jan. 3 to Jan. 25, 2011. The FDA is investigating what caused the contamination.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. You can become infected by simply handling the treats, especially if you have not thoroughly washed your hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to the products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience…

diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
abdominal cramping

Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including…

arterial infections
endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart)
muscle pain
eye irritation
urinary tract symptoms

If you have any of these signs after having contact with this product, contact your doctor immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may show…

diarrhea or bloody diarrhea

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. If your pet has had any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

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