Published: Sun, July 07, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

FDA Issues Warning About Possible Salmonella in Some Pig Ear Dog Treats

FDA Issues Warning About Possible Salmonella in Some Pig Ear Dog Treats

The CDC announcement Friday comes as the agency is investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections that has sickened 71 people in eight states since January 14.

The CDC said it interviewed 34 people who had touched their dogs before becoming sick, along with 17 other people who reported feeling ill after either touching pig ear dog treats or the dogs who ate treats.

A common supplier of the tainted treats hasn't been found, but pet store chain PetSupplies Plus has recalled its pig ear treats as a precaution. Anyone who notices their pet has consumed the recalled pig ears and is showing these symptoms is urged to contact their veterinarian.

Forty-five people across California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin have been infected.

Testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed that aging bulk pig ear product in one of our stores tested positive for Salmonella.

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"Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products", officials said. Salmonella may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever in infected humans. Both retailers have voluntarily removed these bulk pig ear products from sale.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

The bulk pig ear product was distributed to all Pet Supplies Plus locations by different vendors. Tests performed by officials in MI on these treats found that some tested positive for salmonella, though not the particular strain behind this outbreak.

Pet Supplies Plus advised customers who purchased the recalled pig ear treats to discard them.

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