Dillon Thompson, July 25, 2019
AOL.COM – A multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats has now spread across 27 states.
The report, released Tuesday by the CDC, said that 93 people in total have been infected by the bacteria, including 20 who had to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported so far.
The pig-ear treats, which were sold in open bins at Pet Supplies Plus stores, were first recalled earlier this month after a possible link between the product and salmonella outbreak was first discovered.
At the time of the initial recall, the outbreak involved just 45 people in 13 different states. It has effectively doubled since then.
The recall affects all of the retailer’s locations — more than 400 stores across 33 states …
The outbreak comes just weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled more than a dozen brands of pet food over concerns they were causing a spike in heart disease among dogs.