> Dog Treats Recalled > Pig ears could contain infectious salmonella. > > BJ's Wholesale Club is recalling packages of "Berkley & Jensen" > brand full-cut pig ears dog treats due to potential contamination of > salmonella, an organism which can cause serious infections in both > dogs and humans. > > The packages subject to recall have no lot number and only the > expiration advisory "Best if used by 2009," without referencing a > specific month. Confirmatory testing is ongoing but until the > testing is final, BJ's Wholesale is asking consumers to stop feeding > the treats to their pets. > > Dogs that become ill from salmonella generally will have a fever and > diarrhea that may contain blood or mucus. Affected animals may seem > more tired that usual, and may have vomiting. Some dogs will have > decreased appetite, fever and excess salivation. > > If your dog has consumed the recalled product and is exhibiting > these signs, contact a veterinarian. > > Salmonella can also potentially be transferred to people handling > these dog treats, especially if they have not thoroughly washed > their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces > exposed to these products. > > Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, > diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Consumers exhibiting > these signs after having contact with this product should contact > their healthcare providers. > > There have been no confirmed illnesses to date and the products have > been removed from sale while the problem is being investigated, BJ's > Warehouse says. BJ's currently operates 172 warehouse clubs in 16 > U.S. states. > > BJ's members who purchased "Berkley & Jensen" Full-Cut Pig Ears dog > treats between Jan. 1, 2006 and March 8, 2007 should discontinue use > of the product and may return the unused portion to any BJ's > Wholesale Club for a full refund. > > Consumers who have further questions may contact BJ's toll free > member mare line at (800) BJS-CLUB. > > For more information on salmonella, visit the U.S. Food & Drug > Administration website at www.FDA.gov.
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