Pig-ear dog treats sold at Pet Supplies Plus recalled due to Salmonella 

Pig ears sold as dog treats across 33 states including Illinois, have been recalled due to an outbreak in Salmonella. (Photo courtesy: Pet Supply Plus/ Facebook)

By Blake Haas

NORMAL – Pig-ears sold as dog treats in central Illinois and 33 other states are being recalled due to potentially causing an outbreak in Salmonella.

Pet Supplies Plus a chain pet store, with a store located at 1720 Bradford Ln. in Normal is recalling bulk pig-ears sold in open bins.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall due to a potential link to Salmonella.

According to a news release, 45 people 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.

Consumers are advised to throw away the treats if already purchased.

Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@cumulus.com.

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