More Pig Ear Dog Treats Recalled In Salmonella Outbreak

The recall affects 27 states including Florida.

July 30, 2019
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When we got our first furry kid, German Shepherd, he was always sick. We couldn't get him to keep any weight on because it would go right through him. Turns out, after we did an allergy test at about 6 months, he was allergic to a lot of food that was in almost all dog food. I did a lot of research to find good food for him so I'm very selective about not just food but the treats my furry babies enjoy. 

Pig ears are sold at many pet food stores. I don't buy them and now I'm glad I don't. 

A multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak has been tied to pig-ear dog treats. The outbreak has now spread across 27 states, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

The CDC reports that 93 people so far have been infected by the bacteria, including 20 who had to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported so far.

Pet Supplies Plus stores sold the affected pig-ear treats in open bins. At the time Pet Supplies posted their warning there were only 45 possibly linked illnesses. The CDC warns that salmonella, a bacterial disease, can cause illness in both humans and dogs. Common symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps.

Now, a second company, Lenox Intl. is recalling pig ears purchased as dog treats as federal and state officials investigate an outbreak of salmonella infections. The recall notice states "the affected product comes in an 8 pack branded pouch under UPC “742174 995163” and “742174994166” or packaged individually shrinked wrapped under UPC “0385384810” and “742174P35107.” All UPC codes are located on the front label of the package."

If you have purchased bulk pig ears should throw them away. If you have any further questions you can call Pet Supplies Plus (734) 793-6564 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. Eastern time. ~grace