Dismiss Notice
Hello Guest, Welcome to the new version of Sheltieforums.com. If you have any questions regarding the new software, please post in the following section: Forum Upgrade

FDA: Do Not Buy or Feed ANY Pig Ear Pet Treats

Discussion in 'General Health' started by ghggp, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan

    July 31, 2019 — In the wake of 2 recent and related recalls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid buying or feeding all pig ear pet treats… and for retailers to stop selling 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. There are no reported deaths.

    The FDA has traced back some of the pig ear treats associated with cases of illness to sources in Argentina and Brazil.

    Human Salmonella Outbreak
    Now Includes 33 States

    The growing human Salmonella outbreak related to contaminated pig ears treats now includes the following states:

    Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin.

    CDC Salmonella Outbreak Map
    Updated July 31, 2019

    People infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella related to contaminated pig ears treats by state of residence:

    Hanne and Ann like this.
  2. Chris

    Chris Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    No way in hell will I give those things to a Sheltie.
  3. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    Southern California
    Got this alert from Dog Food Advisor, also. Yuck - those ears always looked so awful and greasy, I've never given them to my dogs. Thanks for posting this for everyone to see, Gloria.
    Hanne likes this.
  4. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg Mb
    I agree with Sharon, those things are disgusting! I'd rather give my guys a sweet potato chew than that!
    Thanks for posting Gloria!
    Hanne likes this.
  5. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

    Mar 29, 2008
    near Mobile, AL
    mine love sweet potato chews:yes:
  6. corbinam

    corbinam Moderator

    Oct 14, 2008
    In my desperate attempt to find a chew that Elise likes I bought one. I guess luckily she didn’t like it and I threw it away! lol
    Calliesmom likes this.

Share This Page