Pig Ear Dog Treat Salmonella Lawyer update: Outbreak continues to grow as 127 reported cases.
On July 31st, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the multi-state salmonella outbreak caused by Pig Ear Dog treats continues to grow in numbers and has now infected victims in 33 states.
According to the CDC As of July 31, a total of 127 people have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella, with many of the reported cases being multi-antibiotic resistant. Of the confirmed cases, 33 have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported as linked to the salmonella outbreak.
The states affected by this outbreak include: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. According to the CDC a large number of cases have been reported from Iowa and New York.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they have been able to traced back some of the pig ear treats associated with cases of illness to sources in Argentina and Brazil. At the moment the FDA is working with impacted firms to remove pig ear pet treats from the marketplace and identify places where they may have been distributed. Two firms have issued recalls on their pig ear dog treats, the first one to issue their recall was Pet Supplies Plus who issued their recall on July 3rd, and Lennox who recalled their pig ear products on July 26 after it was discovered that some of their pig ear dog treats may have been potentially contaminated with salmonella.
On July 31st, the FDA and CDC advised people to avoid purchasing or feeding any pig ear dog treats to their pets. If any costumers have purchased pig ear dog treats they should safely discard them and thoroughly clean the areas where the treats were stored.
Ron Simon, a national salmonella lawyer who is representing families affected by this salmonella outbreak, noted 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 but in most cases, doctors do not order a culture and simply treat the symptoms.
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