Humans infected with Salmonella may suffer from several symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and cramping. Usually salmonella goes away on its own, but occasionally it can enter the bloodstream and cause a more serious infection. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development officials later collected pig ears from retail stores where those in the state who were sickened reported buying them. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The recalled treats were stocked in open bins - prepackaged branded pig ears are not included in the voluntary recall.
"Both of these proportions are significantly higher than the results from a survey of healthy people who reported contact with dogs (61 percent) or handling dog treats, such as pig ears (16 percent), in the week before interview", the agency stated.
The company said a pig ear tested positive for salmonella at one of its MI stores, so it pulled the product from all stores and stopped shipping it.
Pre-packaged branded pig ears have not been recalled.
The CDC and FDA are still investigating.
Only the outbreak associated with this dainty, affected 45 people in 13 States. They looked into the possible link between papayas imported from Mexico and salmonella infections.
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The strain of salmonella that's infecting people is also resistant to multiple drugs, officials said. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.
If you, a family member or your pet are showing signs of salmonella poisoning, contact a doctor.