In 2019, an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella was linked to pig ear dog treats. At least 143 people were sickened in 33 states.
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1st Lawsuit Filed by Man Sickened by Salmonella from Pig Ear Dog Treats
The first lawsuit stemming from an outbreak of Salmonella has been filed by a man from Wisconsin, according to PR Newswire.
The man was hospitalized for 5 days after being infected with Salmonella bacteria — along with his 3 dogs — after handling contaminated pig ear dog treats. The lawsuit was filed against Superior Meats in Douglas County, Wisconsin.
Pig Ears Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about pig ear dog treats after a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella.
Many of the pig ears were imported to the U.S. from Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina.
Health Officials Warn People Not to Buy ANY Pig Ear Treats
On July 31, health officials with the FDA and CDC warned consumers not to buy or feed their pets ANY pig ear dog treats. Click here to read more.
RECALL: Brutus & Barnaby 100% Natural Pig Ear Treats
Brutus & Barnaby has recalled all sizes of “Pig Ears 100% Natural Treats for Dogs” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
26 Illnesses Reported in Children Under 5 Years Old
Out of 143 people who were infected with Salmonella linked to pig ear dog treats, 26 illnesses are children under 5 years old. Children are especially vulnerable to severe complications of a Salmonella infection, according to the CDC.
Be careful with dog food & treats around young children:
- Children younger than 5 should not touch or eat dog food or treats.
- Young children are at risk for illness because their immune systems are still developing and because they are more likely than others to put their fingers or other items into their mouths.
- Adults should supervise hand-washing for young children.
Chef Toby Pig Ear Recall
On August 16, 2019, Dog Goods USA LLC recalled “Chef Toby Pig Ear Treats” after a sample from the company’s supplier in Brazil tested positive for Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported.
The recall involves pig ears with the following product lot codes:
428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999,
074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867, 224897, 1234750, 444525,
1106709, 215812, 230273, 224970, 585246, 327901, 052248,
210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224,
424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207, 334498
Pig Ear Recall – Lennox Intl Inc.
On July 30, Lennox Intl Inc. expanded a recall for Natural Pig Ears after they were linked to several Salmonella illnesses in people and dogs related to the ongoing outbreak.
The sick people identified Lennox Pig Ears as the product they purchased. Furthermore, individually shrink-wrapped pig ears tested positive for Salmonella.
Lennox’s pig ears are also sold unwrapped in bulk bins.
The recalled products were shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from November 1st 2018, to July 3rd, 2019.
The product comes in an 8-pack branded pouch under UPC 742174 995163, 742174994166 or packaged individually shrink wrapped under UPC 0385384810, and 742174P35107.
Pig Ear Recall – Pets Supplies Plus
On July 3, Pets Supplies Plus recalled pig ears that were sold in open bins at stores in Texas and 32 other states due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination.
How Many People Are Sick?
Between November 2018 and June 2019, there were at least 127 people who were infected with Salmonella in 33 states, including 26 people (30%) who were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.
Where Were Illnesses Reported?
Two illnesses have been reported in Texas. Overall, the following 33 states have reported Salmonella illnesses in the outbreak:
The strain of Salmonella in the outbreak is resistant to several types of antibiotics, according to the CDC. The problem is that antibiotic-resistant infections may be difficult to treat, which can increase the risk of severe complications or death for a sick person.
Health officials in Michigan collected pig ear dog treats from stores where sick people reported buying the products, and found that several tested positive for different strains of Salmonella.
How to Avoid Salmonella from Dog Treats
Consumers can take steps to reduce their risk of Salmonella infections from dog treats and food:
- Wash your hands with soap and water after touching pet food or treats, including pig ears.
- Don’t let your dog lick your mouth, face, open wounds or areas with broken skin
- Children under 5 years old should not touch or eat pet food or treats.
- Don’t use your pet’s feeding bowl to scoop food. Use a clean, dedicated scoop, spoon, or cup.
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