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pig

(pig),
A container, usually made of lead, used for shielding vials or syringes containing radioactive materials.
[jargon]

pig

(pĭg)
n.
a. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
b. A domesticated hog, especially when weighing less than 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
c. The edible parts of one of these mammals.
intr.v. pigged, pigging, pigs
To give birth to pigs; farrow.
Psychology Pigs may be kept as pets, the chief advantage of which is that their skin is similar to that of humans and thus they don’t evoke fur allergies as do cats and dogs
Radiation safety A whiskey shot glass-sized lead-shielded receptacle used to transport and store radioactive material in clinical or research labs, which reduces the radioisotope’s gamma radiation
Vox populi A food animal—Haematopinus suis—and occasional vector for human pathogens

pig

Vox populi A food animal and occasional vector for human pathogens: Bacteria Bacillus anthracis–anthrax, Brucella suis, Clostridium botulinum–botulism, C perfringens–pigbel, Flavobacterium group IIb-like bacteria, Leptospirosis, Pasteurella aerogenes, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella cholerae-suis–salmonellosis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae (group L), Streptococcus milleri, Streptococcus suis type 2 (group R), Yersinia enterocolitica, Y pseudotuberculosis Parasites Ascaris suum, cryptosporidiosis, Entamoeba polecki, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Fasciolopsis buski, sarcocystosis, scabies, Taenia solium, Trichinella spiralis Viruses Influenza, rabies, swine influenzae, swine vesicular disease. Cf Guinea pig.
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Dog Goods expanded its recall after the Rhode Island Department of Health found Salmonella in its Berkley & Jenson branded pig ear pet treats during testing of the product.
Consumers that have purchased the recalled pig ear pet treats should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Labels of the recalled pig ears can be viewed (https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/brutus-barnaby-llc-recalls-all-size-bags-pig-ears-natural-treats-dogs-because-possible-salmonella) here.
Consumers should destroy all recalled pig ears from Brutus & Barnaby.
A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats has sickened 45 people in 13 states, the U.S.
A common supplier of pig ear dog treats linked to the outbreak has not been identified, and the investigation is ongoing, the CDC said.
Samples of bulk pig ears were collected by MDARD feed inspectors from two retailers and tested positive for Salmonella at MDARDs Geagley Laboratory.
MDARD inspectors also collected samples of other brands of individually wrapped or bagged pig ears being sold at multiple retail locations.
The recall affects bulk and packaged pig ears with lot codes of 428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999, 074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867, 224897, 1234750, 444525,1106709, 215812, 230273, 224970, 585246, 327901, 052248,210393, 217664, 331199, 225399, 867680, 050273, 881224,424223, 225979, 431724, 226340, 880207, and 334498
The affected pig ears were produced by a supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019 and sold in retail stores nationwide.
The recalled pig ears were shipped nationwide to distributors and retail stores from May 1 to July 3.
The bulk pig ears were sold at Pet Supplies Plus stores in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.