Pig Ear Dog Treats Recalled In 33 States Due To Salmonella

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On July 3, 2019, Pet Supplies Plus recalled bulk pig ears supplied to over 400 stores in 33 states due to a possible Salmonella contamination.

Mayo Clinic defines Salmonella as, “a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces.”

“Testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed that aging bulk pig ear product in one of Pet Supplies Plus stores tested positive for Salmonella,” reports Dog Food Advisor.

Salmonella has been the cause of multiple recalls this year.


What Is Recalled?

Bulk pig ear dog treats sold in open bins. Prepackaged branded pig ears are not included in this recall.

The company has removed the product from shelves and is working with the FDA to find what caused the Salmonella outbreak.

The states included in the recall were :
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
North Carolina
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin
West Virginia

Symptoms Of Salmonella In Pets

– lethargy
– diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
– fever
– vomiting
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain

The FDA states, “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.” If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.

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What To Do

If you have purchased this product from a Pet Supplies Plus store, discontinue use and discard it.

Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at 734-793-6564 between Monday and Friday 9 am to 4 pm ET.

Spread the word to keep our fur babies safe! ☟

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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