Pig ear pet treat recall list grows as FDA updates investigation status


Hollywood Feed LLC is recalling 9 lots of “Made in South America Pig Ear Dog Treats” due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following recalled treats – identified by UPC 819895022444 – were manufactured by Dog Goods USA LLC and sold from bulk bins in Hollywood Feed stores in the United States.

  • LOT 3188 428590-D, Distributed after 7/9/2019
  • LOT 3188 428590-C, Distributed after 7/9/2019
  • LOT 3188 428590-B, Distributed after 7/9/2019
  • LOT 3248 206228-A, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 206228-B, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 1079789-A, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 221911-C, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 419486-B Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 419486-A Distributed after 1/14/2019

Lot codes can be found on bulk displays or on the barcode sticker of bulk shipping bags.

Hollywood Feeds initiated the recall as a result of a self-initiated audit that identified three Salmonella-positive samples, including one sample containing Salmonella Enteritidis.

As each lot is subjected to a ‘kill-step’ before distribution, the company believes contamination occurred “…on-site at the individual store locations after coming into contact with people or animals who interacted with the bulk displays.”

In August 2019, Dog Goods USA (manufacturer of the Hollywood Feed treats) recalled certain non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ear dog treats after FDA detected Salmonella in a sample.

The recall was expanded to include additional product in September, in response to a report of another Salmonella-positive sample identified by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dog Goods USA sourced its pig ear dog treats from a supplier based in Brazil.

FDA’s investigation into Salmonella-contaminated pig ear dog treats began as a result of an outbreak of human Salmonella illnesses first reported by the CDC on July 3rd, 2019.

As of the agency’s latest update, released on September 5th, CDC has confirmed 143 outbreak cases in 35 states across the USA.

Thirty-three of the outbreak victims were admitted to hospital.

Multiple serotypes of Salmonella have been identified as being part of the outbreak, including, Salmonella enterica serotypes I 4,[5],12:i:-, Cerro, Derby, Infantis, London, Newport, and Rissen. Some of the strains are antibiotic-resistant.

FDA, CDC and state investigations linked products from three companies to the outbreak: Dog Goods USA, Pet Supplies Inc., and Lennox Intl. Inc. All three companies responded by initiating recalls of Salmonella-contaminated products.

Two other companies – Brutus & Barnaby and TDBBS, LLC – also recalled pig ear dog treats that were found to be Salmonella-contaminated. The strains recovered from these products have not been linked to the ongoing outbreak, according to FDA.

FDA has enhanced its surveillance of pig ear pet treats in response to the outbreak and has added the following three companies to Import Alert 72-03 (Detention Without Physical Examination and Intensified Coverage of Pig Ears And Other Pet Treats Due To The Presence Of Salmonella): Custom Pet S.A.S. (Colombia), Suarko, SRL (Argentina) and Anabe Industria e Comercio de Proteinas (Brazil).

WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW
  • Based on information gathered from cases and the traceback data gathered from the FDA, the FDA and CDC continue to recommend that people avoid purchasing or feeding any pig ear pet treats at this time.
  • If you have pig ear pet treats, safely discard them and thoroughly clean the areas where the treats have been.
  • Salmonella can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their healthcare providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms of Salmonella infection.
  • People who think their pets have become ill after consuming contaminated pet food should first contact their veterinarians. Veterinarians who wish to have pets tested for Salmonella may do so through the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN Network), if the pet is from a household with a person infected with Salmonella.

 

 

Recalls and Alerts: September 22 – 25, 2019


Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

Allergy Alert: Weaver Fundraising, LLC recalls Trail’s End Chocolatey Caramel Crunch (15 oz. tins; distributed to consumers through Boy Scout councils located in Houston, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas beginning August 9, 2019) due to undeclared almonds, cashews and pecans.

Allergy Alert: California New Foods recalls various flavors and date codes of Carolyn’s Cookie Co. frozen cookie dough and Country Baking Company refrigerated cookie dough due to undeclared peanuts and walnuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Euphoria Fancy Food Inc recalls “CAPITAN K” salmon slightly salted pieces (7.05 oz; Container code 070519; Best before 01/30/20; UPC 607059000362) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: TDBBS, LLC recalls TDBBS, LLC USA Thick Pig Ear (8 Pack; Lot codes 1129T1 & 1549T1; Best by 4/22/2021 & 6/06/2021; UPC X001768PNB; Product of USA) and TDBBS, LLC USA Thick Pig Ear (20 Pack; Lot codes 1129T1, 1339T1 & 2179T1; Best by 4/22/2021, 5/13/2021 & 8/05/2021; UPC X000RBC5VF; Product of USA) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Health Product Safety Recall: RW Consumer Products Ltd. recalls Gripe Water – Alcohol And Preservative Free, sold under various brand names, because company testing showed microbial contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Randsland Farms Inc. recalls Randsland brand Super Salad Kit (454g; Product code 2919071 100119; UPC 0 57225 00005 6) and Randsland brand Kale (340g; Product code 2919071 100119; UPC 0 57225 00006 3) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Alpha Meat Packers Ltd. recalls various Alpha Meat Packers Ltd. brand Beef Burgers and Lean Ground Beef due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Alpha Meat Packers Ltd. recalls various Alpha Meat Packers Ltd. brand Ground beef, Ground pork and burger products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. recalls Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. brand Beef Cheek Meat Less Than 5% Water Retention (Variable weight; PACKED 19/03/22) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. recalls three Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. brand beef and veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Compagnie nationale d’importation de harengs ltée recalls tartinade de truite fumée / smoked trout tartinade (160g; All best before dates up to 24 October 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie Québec Océan recalls specific lot codes of two products due to inadequate labeling to specify storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Thomas Tucker recalls Toy Story 4 Sweet & Salty Popcorn (25g; Best before 23/02/2020) and LOL Surprise Sweet & Salty (25g; Best before 23/02/2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Atria Suomi Oy recalls Atria Kunnon Arki Juustokerrosburgeri / Cheeseburger (180g; All expiry dates up to 6.10.2019) and Atria Wilhelm Porilainen (148g; All expiry dates up to 6.10.2019) due to undeclared sesame seeds.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Naturli’ brand Pâte tartinable Vegan avec colza, noix de coco, karité et amande / Vegan spread with rapeseed, coconut, shea and almond (All Best before dates between 30/08/19 and le 27/11/19) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Cactus recalls Zwan brand Pâté de foie / liver pâté (3 x 43g) due to undeclared butter, milk and eggs.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Streeckgenoten recalls Streeckgenoten brand de lekkerste gehaktbal / The tastiest meatballs (120g; Best before 06-10-2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Struik Foods recalls Struik Hollandse Hachee (400g; Lot code 13219; Expiry MRT2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Axfood recalls Garant Salta chips (200g; Best before 28.02.2020) due to undeclared milk

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland specific): Lidl Northern Ireland recalls three products due to lack of English-language allergen labeling for presence of milk, wheat and eggs. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK – Northern Ireland specific): Lidl Northern Ireland recalls three products due to lack of English-language cooking instructions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Polak recalls Ryki brand Gouda fromage coupé / sliced Gouda cheese (135g; Lot #180359; Best before 18/10/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls COMPTOIR DES AFFINEURS brand Bethmale au lait cru / raw milk cheese (190g wedges; various lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): Netto recalls Fromapac brand BETHMALE cheese (200g wedges; Lots #001010965, 001011576 & 001008988; Best before 21/09/2019, 23/09/2019 & 13/09/2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls CAPITOUL brand Bethmale au lait cru / raw milk cheese (180g; various lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls COMPTOIR DES AFFINEURS brand Bethmale au lait cru / raw milk cheese (sold by the slice between from 31/07/2019 to 20/09/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls LES FROMAGERIES OCCITANES (LFO) brand BETHMALE / BAMALOU cheese (Lot 2019226114 & 2019205124; Best before 23/10/2019 & 02/10/2019; Product of France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Bicky brand Oignons frits / fried onions (500g; Lots L9156 – L9158 – L9162; Best before 03/06/2020) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): ALDI Nederland on behalf of Delizza GmbH recalls Trader Joe’s brand Gebakken Uitjes “Röstzwiebeln” / Roasted onions (200g; Best before 14/06/2020) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Liroy B.V. recalls Liroy ME Pineapple Pieces (3kg; Expiry January 2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal wire) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Diplomat Distributors (1968) Ltd. recalls dark chocolate cream filled wavy wafer rolls (150g; All batches; Manufactured by Golden Break Greece company) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): St Veyron Trading Ltd recalls Uni-President (TY) Soup Daren brand Instant Noodles – all batches and various flavours due to undeclared soy, egg, fish and sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the recalled products.

 

Recalls and Alerts: September 1 – 4, 2019


Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

United States

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports that the Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry has expanded to encompass every state except Alaska, and has grown to 1003 confirmed cases. Two people have died and 175 have required hospitalization. The outbreak includes 12 different strains of Salmonella.

Allergy Alert: Great One Trading Inc. recalls several QQ Fish brand fishball products due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Update): Dog Goods USA LLC expands its earlier recall to include all 30-packs of “Berkley & Jensen” brand pig ears sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club stores due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the updated recall notice for a list of all pig ear products recalled by Dog Goods USA.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Maître Saladier Inc. recalls St-Hubert brand Chicken Breast Nuggets (680g; Product codes B29084 12 39J, B29084 13 39J, B29084 14 39J, B29084 15 39J, B29084 24 39J; UPC 0 66701 00504 1) due to foreign matter (bone fragments) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls certain DE NEUVILLE brand Chocolate-coated confectionery (Various packaging formats and bulk sale; All Best before dates) due to undeclared sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): Primark recalls Thomas Tucker Ltd. brand Toy Story 4 Popcorn, sugared and salted (25g; Best before between 23 August 2019 and 23 February 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Germany): real,- Handels GmbH recalls real BIO brand Dinkelbrötchen dunkel / Dark spelt buns (4 x 50g; Lot #6-3-8703-30; Best before 25.10.2019) due to undeclared oats and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Stafford’s recalls Stafford’s Quality Cakes 5” Carrot Cake (550g; All Best before dates up to 14/09/2019) and Stafford’s Luxury Coffee Gateau (925g; All Best before dates up to 27/09/2019) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy) IPAFood Srl recalls CONAD SCARL brand FARINA DI FARRO BIOLOGICA / Organic spelt flour (400g; Lot #19091; Best before 30-04-2020) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Capitoul brand Bethmale au lait cru / raw milk cheese (180g; Lot #19191110; Best before 29.08.2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Le Dauphine recalls various La ferme du Verdoulet brand dairy products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): WestfalenLand Fleischwaren GmbH recalls Gut Ponholz Rinderhackfleisch / Gut Ponholz brand ground beef (500g; Best before 06.09.2019) due to foreign matter (red plastic body) contamination.􏰕􏰚􏰛􏰕􏰜􏰛􏰝􏰕

Food Safety Recall (Germany): WestfalenLand Fleischwaren GmbH recalls Landjunker Rinderhackfleisch / Landjunker ground beef (500g; Best before 04.09.2019 and 06.09.2019) and Landjunker SELECTION Rinderhackfleisch von der Färse / Landjunker SELECTION ground beef from heifer (400g; Best before 07.09.2019) due to foreign matter (red plastic body) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sanorice Italia S.r.l. recalls Matt brand Matt non solo pane Le Mais Bio – Galletta di Mais bio / Organic maize galletta (130g; Best before 12-06-2020) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls BROCHETTE CAMPAGNE (2-pack & 6-pack; Lot 135; Best before 01/09/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Chef’s Garden Ltd recalls The Big Night In brand Cinema Sweet Popcorn (250g bucket; Best before November 21, 2019; Product of United Kingdom) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Vega company Ltd recalls Vegan Buttery Spread (225g; Expiry date 13/1/2020; Product of Denmark) due to undeclared milk.