Category Archives: Salmonella Dog Food

USA – Pig ears still a Salmonella risk despite interventions


Pig ear treats remain a source of Salmonella after decades of illnesses.

The most recent outbreaks linked with pig ears ended in October 2019 after at least 154 illnesses with 35 people hospitalized. Companies recalled treats imported from Argentina, Brazil, and Columbia.

Pig ear treats have been linked with illness outbreaks since at least 1999, when epidemiologists said the products likely sickened at least 30 people in Canada. U.S. authorities blocked entry of the implicated products.

Pig ear treats

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UK – Happy Hounds recalls frozen raw dog food products due to the presence of Salmonella



Happy Hounds is recalling certain types of frozen raw dog food because salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Frozen Chicken & Beef Sleeve Dog Food

Pack size 1kg
Batch code 1205
Best before 3 September 2020
Frozen Chicken Mince Sleeve Dog Food

Pack size 1kg
Batch code 1205
Best before 3 September 2020
Frozen Chicken Mince Dog Food

Pack size 2.5kg (bag of 4)
Batch code 1205
Best before 3 September 2020

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

Happy Hounds is recalling the above products. 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.

Our advice to consumers

Our advice to pet owners: 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 thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. 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.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Dog Chews – Chilled Chicken Necks and Livers- Organic Sunflower Cake – Rapeseed Extraction Meal – Toasted Soja


RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Johannesburg (in 5 out of 5 samples /25g) in dog chews from Germany in Austria

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis in chilled chicken necks and livers from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Senftenberg (presence /25g) in organic sunflower cake from the Netherlands, via Lithuania in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. London (presence /25g) in rapeseed extraction meal from Germany in Germany

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Agona (presence /25g) in toasted soja from Belgium in Belgium

USA -TDBBS Pig Ears Are Voluntarily Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Food Poisoning Bulletin

TDBBS is voluntarily recalling two pig ear pet treat products that were sold through for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall of TDBBS pig ears.

USA – Salmonella Pig Ear Treat Outbreak over at 154

Food Poison Journal

A total of 154 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella were reported from 34 states from contact with pig ear treats.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 10, 2015, to September 13, 2019. Ill people ranged in age from less than 1 year to 90 years, with a median age of 40 years. Seventy (45%) ill people were female. Of 133 ill people with information available, 35 (26%) were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Poultry MEal – Frozen Raw Pet Food


RASFF -Salmonella (present /25g) in poultry meal from Ukraine in Cyprus

RASFF -Salmonella enterica ser. Agona (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Derby (presence /25g) in frozen raw pet food from the Netherlands

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Dog Chews – Sunflower Seed Meal – Rape Seed Meal


RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (1100 CFU/g) in dog chews from Germany in Austria

RASFF -Salmonella enterica ser. Senftenberg (presence /25g) in sunflower seed meal from Ukraine in Poland

RASFF – Salmonella enterica ser. Tennessee (presence /25g) in rape seed meal from Germany in Finland