Pet Supplies Plus Bulk Pig Ear Salmonella Lawsuit: 93 Cases of Salmonella.
On July 17th the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the multistate salmonella outbreak caused by Pet Supplies Plus Bulk Pig Ear Dog Treat products has already affected 93 people in 27 states, 20 of the people affected by this salmonella outbreak have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Pets Supplies Plus voluntarily issued a recall on July 3rd because of suspicions that their pig ear products may have been contaminated with Salmonella. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the pig ear dog treats products were distributed to Pet Supplies Plus stores in 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.
According to the CDC the reported number of people affected by this outbreak might still continue to grow due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported. This was confirmed by Pig Ear Salmonella Lawsuit Lawyer Ron Simon, who stated “in my experience, the initial count in an outbreak is far lower than the final count once health workers and the public become aware of an outbreak. Potential victims, who would otherwise ‘ride out the illness’ often seek medical attention after seeing the story on the news.”
Consumers who have purchased bulk pig ears are advised to dispose of the products in a safe manner making sure they cannot be accessed by any animals. The CDC recommends for pet owners to wash their hands with soap and water after handling pet food or treats, and make sure that the pet supplies are stored away from human food. It is also important not to let pets lick close to the mouth, face, or any open wounds especially if they had just eaten food or treats.
A national Salmonella lawyer noted only about 3% of Salmonella cases are officially detected and reported. A salmonella infection is usually diagnosed by a positive culture from a stool sample of the infected person. In more severe illnesses, Salmonella bacteria can sometimes be detected in a contaminated person’s blood or urine. In most cases, doctors do not order a culture and simply treat the symptoms.
For more information about a Pet Supplies Plus Bulk Pig Ear salmonella lawsuit, or about salmonella lawsuits in general, or to speak to a food poisoning lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.