To Whom It May Concern:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state agencies to investigate 127 human cases of salmonellosis related to several types of Salmonella with a suspected link to pig ear pet treats, some of which originated from Argentina and Brazil. The FDA and CDC are advising consumers to avoid all pig ear pet treats and retailers to stop selling all pig ear treats at this time.

As a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 2 certified and CFIA / FDA-inspected manufacturer of all-natural pet treats, including pig ear pet treats, EuroCan Pet Products can attest that:

  1. whether for our brands or for our private-brand clients, we source only premium quality raw materials from U.S. and Canadian plants with equal or greater credentials. Our supply-chain is clean and transparent from farm to Fido. Nothing from Asia or South America.

  2. our pig ear pet treats sold in Canada are irradiated in Montreal by Sterigenics. Our pig ear pet treats sold in the United States are irradiated in Indiana by Iotron Industries USA.

  3. our most recent FDA plant inspection was April 23 & 24, 2019, and the latest “unannounced” SQF audit was October 30, 2018. All audit certificates are available upon request.

  4. we feel strongly about “Proper & Safe Handling” of all pet treats so we include a statement on every package of our branded products, and insist it be on the labels of our private-brand clients. It's just common sense, but always worth repeating to Wash Hands With Soap And Warm Water After Handling Any Pet Treat.

  5. we have pets and they are our family. We have been producing pig ear pet treats for 30+ years and our dogs eat them every day, and will continue to do so.

Unfortunately, the actions of other less-credentialed factories and importers have given pig ear pet treats a negative perception. We pride ourselves in taking common sense and extraordinary steps to ensure that all of our treats are safe for you and your furry family members.

Please contact me should you have any questions.


Chris Ruben