The Salmonella outbreak linked to pig ear dog treats has expanded to include 93 people in 27 states who handled them. Twenty people have been hospitalized.
Pet Supplies Plus issued a recall for the pig ear treats on July 3, 2019. People who have purchased them should throw them away as Salmonella can cause serious illness.
Health officials say four serotypes of Salmonella involved in this outbreak: Salmonella I 4,,12:i:-, Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella London. Case-patients, 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 be reported in the coming weeks as the investigation is ongoing.
The 27 states reporting illnesses are: 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).
This is not the first time dog food has been linked to an outbreak of human illness. And the Salmonella attorneys at Pritzker Hageman have experience with these cases. In a recent outbreak, one of our clients was a young girl who developed a painful bone infection called osteomyelitis as a complication of her Salmonella illness.
If you have been sickened in this outbreak, contact our Salmonella Team and put our experience to work for you. Call us toll-free at 1 (888) 377-8900, send a text to 612-261-0856. Or, use the form below. The consultation is free and there is no obligation.