July 31, 2019 — In the wake of 2 recalls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid buying or feeding all pig ear pet treats… and for retailers not to sell these products.
What Caused the FDA Alert?
Together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the FDA is investigating a suspected link between pig ear pet treats and human cases of salmonellosis.
As of July 31, 2019, the CDC reports that there are now 127 cases of human infection tied to exposure to pig ear pet treats with Salmonella.
Twenty-six people have been hospitalized.
The FDA has traced back some of the pig ear treats associated with cases of illness to sources in Argentina and Brazil.
Since July 3, 2019, The Dog Food Advisor has published 2 recall notices related to this FDA alert:
The FDA is working with impacted firms to remove pig ear pet treats from the market and identify places where they may have been distributed.
The investigation is ongoing. The FDA will provide the public with new information as it becomes available.
What to Do?
The FDA and CDC are recommending that people avoid buying or feeding any pig ear pet treats at this time.
If you have pig ear pet treats, safely discard them and thoroughly clean the areas where the treats have been.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to https://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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