Dog Goods USA LLC to conduct a voluntary recall of Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats because of possible Salmonella health risk.
FDA, together with the CDC and state partners, is investigating a suspected link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis.
Dog Goods USA LLC (“Dog Goods”), a distributor of Tobyhanna, PA, has been contacted by the FDA and, based on the best information currently available, will be conducting a voluntary recall of the following products (the “Products”): non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Product lot codes are:
428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999,
074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867, 224897, 1234750, 444525,
1106709, 215812, 230273, 224970, 585246, 327901, 052248,
210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224,
424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207, 334498
Dog Goods bought the Products from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and distributed nationwide in retail stores. The FDA sampled pig ears manufactured by our supplier in Brazil and one sample tested positive for Salmonella.
Dog Goods has also launched an internal investigation to determine if, when and where the Products may have been contaminated. To date, this internal investigation has not indicated any vulnerability in the company’s practices, including but not limited to the inspection, handling and storage of the Products. Dog Goods will continue to investigate the matter, collaborate fully with the FDA and the CDC, and provide further information to its customers and the public as appropriate.