Pet Supplies Plus has issued a recall for pig ear dog treats after a Salmonella outbreak among humans who handled them was announced. The recall is for pig ear dog treats sold in bulk at Pet Supplies Plus stores in 33 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.
The recall, which does not include branded, packaged products, was issued after tests by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on pig ears from a bulk bin at a Pet Supplies Plus store were positive for Salmonella. The company said in its recall announcement that it has removed bulk pig ears from its stores and stopped shipping them form its distribution center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 45 people in 13 states have developed Salmonella I 4,,12:i:- infections after handling pig ear dog treats. Twelve of them were hospitalized.
The illnesses were reported from November 18, 2018, to June 13, 2019 by people ranging in age from 1 year to 81 years old. The case totals reported from each state 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).
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. If you developed these symptoms after handling a contaminated dog treat, a doctor can test you for Salmonella.
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