Health Officials Investigating Dog Treat Salmonella Outbreak

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WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats.

The CDC reported this week that there is now a total of 93 people infected with the outbreak strains of salmonella in 27 states.

Twenty people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.

The FDA says Salmonella discovered in Pig Ear Treats can infect people, either from handling the treats, or directly from a dog once it becomes ill.

On July 3, pet supplies plus recalled external icon bulk pig ears stocked in open bins because they might be contaminated with Salmonella.

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