Dried pig ears given to dogs as rewards could pose a health risk not only to animals but humans as well according to the CDC.

Lennox International is recalling its Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products.

The risk is unusually high for humans who have not thoroughly washed their hands after handling the pig ears or surfaces exposed to the ears.

Lennox says it is aware of two cases of our pig ears that caused dog Illnesses which may be related to the potential Salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation of Salmonella illness, associated with what appears to be a multiple source.

The Food and Drug Administration says healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled products affected were shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from May 1st to July 3rd, 2019.

The product comes in and 8 PK branded pouch under UPC 742174 995163, 742174994166 or packaged individually shrinked wrapped under UPC 0385384810, and 742174P35107. All UPC codes are located on the front label of the package.

People who have purchased the pig ears and have a proper receipt may return them or contact 800-5388980 Monday to Friday 9-5 p.m. or contact Lennox at usaoffice@lennoxpets.com for a refund and additional information.