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Eight people sick, one dead from Salmonella linked to dog treats

Last Updated Sep 30, 2020 at 9:51 am PDT

Health Canada announced on Sept. 30 that eight people have been infected with Salmonella after handling certain brands of dog treats. (CREDIT: Public Health Agency of Canada)

OTTAWA (660 NEWS) – Health Canada has issued a warning regarding Salmonella and a brand of dog treats.

The health agency said eight people in B.C., Alberta and Yukon have become sick since February after coming in contact with Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats.

Unfortunately, one death has been linked to this recent outbreak.

The treats were sold nationally in Canadian Tire and Save on Foods stores but were recently pulled by the manufacturer.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is now warning people who may have the products in their homes to throw them away and reminding them to always wash their hands when handling any dog treats.

An investigation into the Salmonella outbreak continues and it’s likely more products will be added.