Pet owners may need to snatch away porky treats after Bravo! Pig Ears Chews recalled its 50-count bulk oven-roasted pig ears product for possible salmonella contamination. The Connecticut-based distributor is recalling the one item, product code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture discovered the salmonella during routine sampling. Pets who consume these treats could be carriers and pass the disease to owners. Salmonella symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and fever. An infected pet could show the same symptoms as humans, with the exception of lethargy and a decreased appetite.
The pig ears chews were shipped to the East and West coasts between January and February 2011. Bravo! stated it has not received reports of illness in humans or pets.