Pet Supplies Plus recalls pig ear treats over salmonella risk
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Pet Supplies Plus is recalling pig ear treats sold in bulk at all locations, including Kentucky, due to the potential of salmonella contamination.
The company said a pig ear tested positive for salmonella at one of its Michigan stores, so it pulled the product from all stores and stopped shipping it.
To date, 45 individuals in 13 states have been diagnosed with Salmonella related illness. However, none of these cases are confirmed to be a result of purchasing pig ears from Pet Supplies Plus.
The bulk pig ears were stocked in open bins. Prepackaged branded pig ears are not included in the recall.
People who bought bulk pig ears from Pet Supplies Plus should throw them away.
Salmonella can affect animals that eat the products, and there is a risk to people who handle contaminated products and don’t wash their hands.
Pets Supplies Plus has four store locations in Kentucky.