WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Pet Carousel Inc. is recalling various brands of its pig ears and beef hooves because of possible contamination.
The Sanger, Calif., company said the recalled pet treats might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which can produce a health hazard for both humans and pets.
Pets with salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets, can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
The recall includes all pig ear products packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight, Pork Tasteez and Pet Carousel. The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley's, Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel.
All of the recalled products were distributed nationwide in both bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores. The company said all sizes and all lots of the pork ears purchased on or after Aug. 16, and all beef hoof products purchased on or after Sept. 16, are included in the recall.
Pet owners who have purchased any of the recalled products should take them away from their pets and return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-231-3572.