Salmonella outbreak connected to dog treat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Attention dog owners, if there are any pig ear dog treats in your home throw them out.
That is the latest recommendation from the Food and Drug Association and the Center for Disease Control, which continues to investigate a salmonella outbreak tied to the treats.
So far, the outbreak has sickened 127 people from 33 states, including Kentucky and Indiana.
There have been 26 people hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Experts say the people became ill after handling the contaminated products, or sick animals.
Since no single supplier, brand or distributor has been identified health officials say people should stop feeding their dogs the treats and throw them out. The agencies are also advising retailers to stop selling all pig ear treats.
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