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Aug 2, 2000

Pet Treats Recalled

Murphy, NC (SafetyAlerts) - Carolina Prime Pet, a manufacturer of natural pet treats, announced today that it is voluntarily recalling their pig ear pet treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

The product being recalled is described and labeled as “Pig Ears Product Code 10102 – 100 Count”
“Smoked Pig Ears Product Code 10103 – 100 Count “
dated code lots from 4/16/00 – 4/26/00.  The “Carolina Prime Pet” brand pig ears are in 100 count bulk boxes and distributed in the subject area by Super Dog Pet Food Company.

The product was distributed in PA, VA, NJ, DE, MD, and DC.

Pet owners can become ill by touching their mouth or food without washing their hands after handling the pet treats. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in small children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may only suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long term complications can include arthritis.

The company's press release stated FDA in Denver performed one composite test and found Salmonella-positive results. The company also stated that three independent laboratories also performed tests and found no trace of Salmonella.

Customers who have purchased the treats can contact Carolina Prime Pet for return and refund details at 1-888-370-2360.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 2, 2000.

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