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This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A
> complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report
> at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html
> Petrapport Issues Recall of Pig Ear Dog Treats Because of Salmonella
> Contamination
>
> Contact:
> Luciana DeLeon
> 201-854-6157
>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- North Bergen, NJ -- March 23, 2007 --
> Petrapport, Inc. is voluntarily recalling pig ear dog treats it
> imported from a Chilean company during the period August 2006 through
> December 2006 because the pig ears have the potential to be
> contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious
> infections in dogs, and, if there is cross contamination, young
> children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune
> systems.
>
> Laboratory testing has confirmed that samples of Full-Cut Pig Ears dog
> treats sold by BJ's Wholesale Club in 25-count packages under the
> "Berkley & Jensen" brand with no lot number and only the expiration
> advisory "BEST IF USED BY 2009" (without referencing a specific month)
> were contaminated with Salmonella.
>
> Additional testing of other pig ear dog treats from shipments during
> the above time period has not revealed any additional evidence of
> Salmonella contamination, but Petrapport nonetheless is voluntarily
> recalling them out of an abundance of caution due to concern that the
> pig ears imported during this period may not have been effectively
> irradiated for Salmonella before shipment from Chile.
>
> The voluntary recall includes dog treats sold by BJ's Wholesale Club
> in its 25-count packages of "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears dog
> treats with no lot number and only the expiration advisories "BEST IF
> USED BY 2009" (without referencing a specific month) as well as "BEST
> IF USED BY SEPTEMBER 2009," "BEST IF USED BY OCTOBER 2009," "BEST IF
> USED BY NOVEMBER 2009," and "BEST IF USED BY DECEMBER 2009."
>
> Also included within this voluntary recall are the following lots of
> pig ear dog treats sold in bulk by other retailers under the
> "Petrapport" brand:
>
> ITEM #
>
> PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
>
> RECALLED LOT #S
>
> 8915
>
> Bulk Low Fat Pig Ears
>
> 101808 & 102108
>
> 8772P
>
> Two Pack Bulk Pig Ears
>
> 101707
>
> 8770P
>
> 12 Pack Bulk Pig Ears
>
> 101707
>
> 8774P
>
> 24 Pack Bulk Pig Ears
>
> 101907
>
> 7416
>
> 1 lb. Bulk Pig Ear Strips
>
> 101907
>
> 7425
>
> 24 oz. Bulk Pig Ear Strips
>
> 5039
>
> Salmonella can potentially be transferred to people handling these dog
> treats, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands
> after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these
> products. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience
> fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal
> pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in
> the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe
> illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms),
> endocarditis and arthritis. Consumers exhibiting these signs after
> having contact with this product should contact their healthcare
> providers.
>
> Dogs that become ill from Salmonella generally will have a fever and
> diarrhea that may contain blood or mucus. Affected animals may seem
> more tired that usual, and may have vomiting. Some dogs do not have
> diarrhea, but will have decreased appetite, fever and excess
> salivation. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and is
> exhibiting these signs, please contact your veterinarian.
>
> While there have been no confirmed illnesses to date, consumers should
> immediately stop feeding these treats to their dogs. These products
> have been removed from the sales floors and the sales inventories of
> all retailers.
>
> Consumers who purchased any of the above-identified pig ear dog treats
> should discontinue use of the products and may return the unused
> portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.
>
> Consumers who have further questions may contact Petrapport at
> 800-447-3872 extension 110.
>
> ####
>
> FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page:
> http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html
 

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I'm sorry it's so long, Joe and Dave. I couldn't figure out how to just send the link.
 

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No kidding!

And not only pet recalls but people recalls. Remember the spinach/e coli scare?

What's going on?
 
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