Pet Carousel Recalls Pet Treats, May be Tainted with Salmonella Pig and Beef Hoofs are being recalled by Pet Carousel because of possible Salmonella contamination, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Web site.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should cease use and return the product to its place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Pet Carousel, toll-free, at 1-800-231-3572 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
Recalled Pig Ear products were packaged under Doggie Delight, Pork Tasteez and Pet Carousel brands:
Item No.18100-P Bulk
Item No.18016-P 10-pk red mesh bag
Item No.18120-P 20-pk red mesh bag.
Recalled Beef Hooves were packaged under Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel brands:
Item No.1506-K 5 lb. bulk
Item No.1507-K 10 lb. bulk
Item No.1520-K 20 lb. bulk
Item No.12125-T 10-pk vinyl bag
Item No.12110-T 10-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.12111-T 10-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.12122-T 10 lb., bulk
Item No.1503-K 3-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.1510-K 10-pk ,vinyl bag
Item No.1405-S 5 lb., bulk
Item No.1408-S 10-pk, vinyl bag
Item No.1410-S 10 lb., bulk
Item No.1420-S 20 lb., bulk
Item No.90058-H Cheese/& Bacon Stuffed Hoof, bulk
Item No.90056-H Peanut Butter Stuffed Hoof, bulk
Item No.17005-R Rope toy with Hooves.
Tainted Products Were Distributed Nationwide
The potentially tainted products were distributed nationwide in bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores. All sizes and lots of these Pork Ears purchased on or after 08/16/2009 and all Beef Hoof products in all varieties purchased on or after 09/16/2009 made by Pet Carousel are included.
Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Pets with Salmonella infection may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. 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. Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.