Pig Ear Recall


Release from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

Jones Natural Chews Co
877-481-2663 or 815-874-9500

– March 8, 2011 – Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling
2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated
with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals and
there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People
handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella,
especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having
contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella
should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and
fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments,
including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye
irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these
signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections
may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever,

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vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and
abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and
infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled
product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Natural Chews Pig Ears were distributed in CT, IA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN,
MO, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NY, PA,VA, WA, and WI. They were shipped to
distributors and retailers between September 15, 2010 and November 2,
2010 where they were available for purchase.

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 2pk bag with header card-item upc 741956001047 lot 2420

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 100ct box-box upc 741956001139 lot 2490, 2560, 2630, 2700, 2840, 2910, 2980

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 50 ct box-box upc 741956001504 lot 2490, 2840

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 25ct box-box upc 741956001467 lot 2700

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001146 lot 2700, 2840, 2420

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 10pk printed bag-item upc 741956001405 lot 2420, 2560, 2630, 2840

Blain’s Farm & Fleet Pig Ears 10 pieces bag-item upc 741956001405 lot 2560

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001511 lot 2630

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001146 lot 2420

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 12pk bag-item upc 741956001245 lot 2910

No illnesses have been reported to date.

recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Washington State
Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products
contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in inventory
from this batch of pig ears.

Consumers who have purchased any of
these pig ears are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a
full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at