Dry dog food linked to salmonella outbreak

The investigation, the first one to identify dry dog food as the source of human salmonella infections, demonstrates that dry pet food may be contaminated with salmonella and be an under-recognized source of human infections, especially in young children.

The CDC says it believes contaminated dry pet food is almost certainly still present in many homes. Pet owners are asked to wash their hands immediately after handling pet food, that infants be kept away from pet feeding areas and that children younger than 5 not be allowed to touch or eat pet food, treats or supplements.

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