FDA Investigates Pig Ear Pet Treats Connected to Human Salmonella Infections

The FDA, the CDC and State partners, is investigating a suspected link between pig ear treats and human cases of salmonellosis. CDC reports that there have been 45 cases of human infection with Salmonella enterica serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- in 13 states. Twelve people have been hospitalized. Pig ear treat samples collected from bulk bins in retail locations by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) tested positive for several strains of Salmonella (Salmonella London, Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella Infantis), but not the specific strain connected to this outbreak. FDA is also working to remove these pig ears from the marketplace and identify other places where they may have been distributed. @ https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigates-contaminated-pig-ear-pet-treats-connected-human-salmonella-infections?utm_campaign=7-3-2019-PigEars&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigates-contaminated-pig-ear-pet-treats-connected-human-salmonella-infections?utm_campaign=7-3-2019-PigEars&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
FDA Investigates Pig Ear Treats Linked to Human Salmonella Infections

FDA is coordinating with CDC and state agencies to investigate human cases of Salmonella with a suspected link to exposure to pig ear pet treats.

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