Brutus & Barnaby has always been dedicated to high quality, tasty, single ingredient dog treats. Dogs love our treats - that is what we are known for.
Our pig ears had a recall that happened in 2019, which is 4 years ago as of this writing, and which has provided us with the ability to provide the healthiest single ingredient pig ear treats, with no additives or artificial ingredients or preservatives, to dogs around the country.
We always shared the best treats for our dogs with our extended family. That is why we decided to bring the best treats to others. We are a family owned, small business. We learned how to consistently do so, and wanted to share with you some of the back story to this, which made us into one of the best pig ears for dogs sellers with the highest quality and best reviews on Amazon.
Back before 2019, we had good quality control on our pig ears and animal parts. But we were a small family business, and had much to learn. During 2019 the FDA uncovered salmonella in many pork products in the pet industry, which impacted various pet supplier businesses.
Our pig ears were tested as well, and salmonella was detected. We then, on our own steam, issued a recall. We worked closely with the FDA in ensuring the safety and quality of our pig ear products, and acted fast to ensure no dogs would get sick. We love dogs too much and decided to act fast - which we did.
We also decided to act in full transparency, and published the recall openly, so our dog owners knew what was happening and why, and to show that we were helping resolve it.
After this, we then invited the FDA to our warehouse, and worked with the FDA agent to implement food safety standards that has allowed us to become one of the highest quality pig ears and dog treat suppliers since.
After the 2019 recall, every single dog treat we handle is cooked to the exact temperature to kill all bacteria, we hand sort every bag. Plus, testing is done in a USA lab, which is an FDA approved lab, where we not only test for salmonella but e coli, mold, metals, and any other harmful things - all to ensure that our ears are safe, healthy, and high quality.
Not only do we test for anything unhealthy or harmful for dogs, we also keep our pig ears stored in a climate controlled environment, and sealed. We take extreme care, and take random test samples, additionally, very often, to verify that we are keeping the standards.
We import our pig ears and animal products from mainly high quality farms in South America. We source the best. The FDA requires any food/animal treats products being imported to follow strict protocols - the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) - and require a certified manager on our end to monitor this. We went above and beyond, and have 3 FSVP certified staff at all times to monitor the quality and standards.
Additionally we implemented further cleanliness and quality standards beyond even the requirements of the FDA, including routinely disinfecting our entire warehouse.
Our FDA representative has inspected our warehouse and dog treats and is impressed with our care, our cleanliness, and quality of dog treats. We have invited them to inspect and pass our facility, and are happy to have since had some of the best, safest pig ears and dog treats.
The recall that happened in 2019, which is 4 years ago as of this writing, has provided us with the ability to provide the healthiest single ingredient pig ear treats, with no additives or artificial ingredients or preservatives, to dogs around the country.
We are happy to know that we can reward thousands of dogs with the same amazing treats that we give our own, and know that they are getting the best possible treats out there.
We are flooded with positive feedback about how our pig ears are some of the best and highest quality available!
It’s been 4 years since that recall, and we’ve had thousands of amazing 5 star reviews since, many more thousands of happy, satisfied dogs, who are getting the highest quality, healthy dog treats and living happy lives.
We’re providing the best treats out there, and we’d love for you to give them a try! Click here to see our high quality, super tasty pig ears dog treats.