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Pig Ear Recall Lawsuit

July 25, 2019 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a rare outbreak of multidrug-resistant salmonella infections that has sickened nearly 100 people in 27 states linked to pig ears sold as dog treats by Pet Supplies Plus.
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As of the CDC’s last update on July 17, at least 93 people have been sickened with symptoms of salmonella infection related to the 27 state outbreak associated with pig ear dog treats. Of these, 20 patients required emergency hospitalization to treat complications of their illness. No deaths have been reported in connection with the recall, CDC said.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a confirmable salmonella infection (salmonellosis) after handling pig ear dog treats, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

Update: First Lawsuit Filed Over Salmonella-Tainted Pig Ears

September 3, 2019 - The first lawsuit alleging human injuries from pig ear dog treats contaminated with salmonella bacteria, according to Plaintiff in the case, Dax Orr, bought pig ears for his dogs Cowboy, Harley, and Allie on May 28, 2019, in Superior, Wisconsin. Within days, the dogs were experiencing extreme diarrhea. By June 3, Mr. Orr himself was hospitalized for symptoms consistent with salmonella infection for 5 days, the complaint states. The lawsuit was filed against Superior Meats in Douglas County, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.

What’s the Problem?

Epidemiological evidence gathered by the CDC indicates that contact with pig ears or dogs that had recently eaten them is the likely common source of the outbreak. In interviews conducted by the agency, 63 of 70 people (90%) reported contact with a dog prior to their onset of symptoms. Of 49 patients with available information, 34 (69%) reported contact with pig ear dog treats, or with dogs that recently consumed them. The outbreak includes several different salmonella serotypes including Infantis, London and Newport.

Pet Supplies Plus Recall

On July 3, Pet Supplies Plus issued a nationwide recall for external icon bulk pig ears stocked in open bins over potential contamination with salmonella, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The agency is warning consumers not to feed the pig ears to their pets, and to throw them away in a secure container so that other animals do not get into your trash and eat the pig ears. Wash containers, shelves, and areas that held the recalled pig ear dog treats with hot, soapy water.

A common supplier of the pig ear treats in question has not yet been identified, CDC said. The investigation is ongoing, and the agency will provide updates when more information is available.

Pig Ear Dog Treats Linked To Salmonella: CBS New York Video

Salmonella Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool

(courtesy Mayo Clinic)

Brutus & Barnaby Recalls Pig Ears Over Salmonella Risk

August 28, 2019 - Clearwater, Florida-based Brutus & Barnaby LLC is recalling all sizes and variations of their pig ear dog treats over potential contamination with salmonella, the FDA announced on Tuesday. The products were distributed nationwide via Internet sales, and in Clearwater, FL., via the brick and mortar establishment Natures Food Patch, the agency said. Affected pig ears can be identified by the Brutus & Barnaby logo, and the words “Pig Ears 100% Natural Treats for Dogs.”

127 Salmonella Infections Linked to Pig Ears

August 27, 2019 - At least 127 people have fallen ill with salmonella infections related to the handling of pig ear dog treats or caring for pets that have recently eaten the treats, according to the CDC. Of the 127 cases, At least 26 people (30%) have been hospitalized for complications of their illness, and 24 illnesses (21%) occurred in children aged 5 years or younger. Since the CDC's last update on July 17, an additional 34 salmonella cases have been added to the total.

Can I File a Class Action?

Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to pig ear salmonella cases. Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients. If you developed a salmonella infection after handling pig ear dog treats, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.

Do I have a Pig Ear Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in pig ear recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed symptoms of salmonella after handling pig ears, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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