A Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats has expanded sickening more people who are handling them. At least 93 people in 27 states have developed Salmonella infections from handling the dog treats purchased from bulk bins at pet stores. Twenty people have been hospitalized.
Alabama (1), Arizona (1), California (1), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Hawaii (1), Illinois (6), Indiana (4), Iowa (18), Kansas (3), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (4), Michigan (9), Minnesota (1), Missouri (5), New York (11), North Carolina (1), North Dakota (1), Ohio (5), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (1), Utah (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (3).
On July 3, 2019, Pet Supplies Plus issued a recall for the pig ear treats. People who have purchased these treats for their pets should throw them away as Salmonella can cause serious illness.
Health officials have identified four Salmonella serotypes involved in this outbreak: Salmonella I 4,,12:i:-, Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella London. The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 1 year to 90 years old, reported dates that onset of symptoms began ranging from October 1, 2018, to June 20, 2019. More illnesses may still be reported as the investigation is ongoing.
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The Salmonella lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have represented clients sickened in every major Salmonella outbreak in the last 20 years including other outbreaks of human illness linked to dog food. In a recent outbreak, one of our clients was a young girl who developed osteomyelitis, a painful bone infection, as a complication of her illness.
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