Pig ear dog treats contaminated with Salmonella are the source of a 13-state outbreak that has sickened 45 people. Twelve of the people sickened with Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- infections were hospitalized.
Illnesses were reported among people ranging in age from 1 year to 81 years old from November 18, 2018, to June 13, 2019. During interviews with health officials, the people sickened in this outbreak reported handling pig ear dog treats before they became ill.
Pig ear dog treats collected from a variety of retail locations were collected and tested. Several were positive for Salmonella. Pet Supplies Plus issued a recall for pig ears sold in bulk at its stores in the following states: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV. Prepackaged, branded pig ears are not included in the recall.
The 13 states reporting illnesses are: California (1), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (12), Kansas (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan (7), Missouri (3), New York (6), North Dakota (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (1) Wisconsin (1).
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