Category Archives: Salmonella Dog Food

Summary of the last two weeks RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Aflatoxin – Enterobacteriaceae – Dog Chews -Fish Food Meal Worms – Blanched Peanuts


RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in dog chews from Poland in Austria

RASFF – high count of Enterobacteriaceae (<4500 CFU/g) in fish food mealworms from China in Germany

RASFF – aflatoxins (B1 = 279.4 µg/kg – ppb) in blanched peanuts from Argentina in Germany

USA – More pig ear dog treats recalled in multistate outbreak

Food Safety News

Dog Goods USA LLC of Tobyhanna, PA joins the list of companies involved in a federal and state investigation regarding contaminated pig ear dog treats that are likely responsible for a multistate, multidrug-resistant Salmonella outbreak. 

Dog Goods USA LLC has recalled its Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the FDA and several state agencies on the outbreak investigation.

According to the recall notice, the affected product includes non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears, due to potential Salmonella contamination.

UK – Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd recalls Varieties of Frozen Raw Pet Food due to the presence of Salmonella


Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling batches of frozen raw pet food because Salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details


Pack size 500g
Batch code 1583
Best before date 2021-07-10
Best before 10/07/21
Lamb Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1590
Best before date 2021-07-09
Best before 09/07/21
Beef & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881590
Best before date 2021-07-09
Best before 09/07/21
Chicken & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15601590
Best before date 2021-07-06
Best before 06/07/21

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1498 1498 1498
Best before 28/05/21 04/07/21 23/07/21

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1515 1515 1515 1515
Best before 02/07/21 06/07/21 12/07/21 22/07/21
Duck & Beef

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15151570 15151579 15151596
Best before 26/06/21 02/07/21 12/07/21
Duck & Lamb

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15151567 15151567 15151594
Best before 26/06/21 02/07/21 09/07/21
Duck & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15151576 15151590
Best before 29/06/21 06/07/21

No other Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of Salmonella, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals. In humans, symptoms caused by Salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea.

Action taken by the company

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling the above products from their customers. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notices.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls after use and wash hands thoroughly after handling. Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.

USA – Pigs Ears – Salmonella

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Lennox INtl Inc, located in Edison, New Jersey, is expanding its voluntary recall of its Natural pig ear dog treats for possible Salmonella contamination. The press release states, “To date, Lennox is aware of cases of human illnessrelated to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak in which several people identified Lennox pig eat treats as the brand they purchased. Individually shrink-wrapped product tested by FDA tested positive for Salmonella. Lennox’s pig ears are also sold bulk unwrapped.”


Latest Outbreak Information
Illustration of a clipboard with check marks on it.
At A Glance
Photo of some pet treats.
  • CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets, including any that may already be in homes.
  • People can get sick after handling the treats or caring for dogs who ate the treats. Dogs might get sick after eating them.
  • Since the last update on July 17, 2019, a total of 34 ill people have been added to this investigation.
  • A total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 33 states.
    • 26 ill people (30%) have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • 24 illnesses (21%) are among children younger than 5 years.
  • Epidemiologic, laboratory and traceback evidence indicates that contact with pig ear dog treats from many different suppliers is the likely source of this outbreak.
  • State health and regulatory officials in several states and the FDA have tested pig ear dog treats at various suppliers and identified many different strains of Salmonella. No single supplier, distributor or common brand of pig ear treats has been identified that could account for all the illnesses. This is why CDC and FDA are now advising people to not buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets.
  • This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.

USA – The Lennox Recalls Pig Ears For Salmonella Contamination; Dog Illnesses

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The Lennox Intl Inc, in Edison, New Jersey, is recalling its Natural Pig ears dog treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The company is aware of two cases of their pig ears that caused dog illnesses that may be related to the Salmonella contamination the FDA is investigating in connection with a multistate outbreak. The recall notice did not state that there were any human illnesses associated with this product.


UK – Salmonella raw pet food recall: Homeland By Products

Pet Food Industry

Ceredigion, Wales, U.K.-based pet food company Homeland By Products Ltd. has recalled three batches of its frozen raw pet food in 500-gram package sizes, all with the best before date May 2020, after Salmonella was found in the products

What a Pigs Ear! – Salmonella

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Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats expands to 27 states.


Salmonella enterica ser. Livingstone (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in dog chews- dried pig ears from Switzerland