Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Many Dog Foods
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections related to contact with pig ear canine treats.
The FDA mentioned salmonella discovered in pig ear treats can infect people, both from handling the treats or directly from a sick pet dog.
Retailer Pet Supplies Plus has recalled bulk pig ear treats offered in its shops. These are the type it places in open bins and sells individually.
Pre-packaged branded pig ears haven’t been recalled.
So far, 45 individuals in 13 states have been diagnosed with salmonella-related sickness.
None of those cases are confirmed to be a result of buying pig ears from Pet Supplies Plus.
The CDC says there are ways you can keep secure while feeding your pet:
1.Wash your hands totally with soap and water after dealing with pet food or treats.
2.If possible, store pet meals and treats away from where human meals are stored or ready and out of reach of younger kids.
3.Use a clear scoop, spoon, or cup to scoop out pet meals, not the pet’s bowl.
4.Comply with storage instructions on pet meals bags or containers.