A new study suggests kids can get salmonella poisoning by handling dry pet food. The salmonella, which can get on the surface of the pet food pellets while still in the factory, can live on the pellets for months.
Dogs and cats don’t usually show symptoms when they are sick from salmonella. But the 2006 – 2008 salmonella outbreak sickened 79 individuals and about half of them were under two years of age.
Washing your hands is key, but shouldn’t we be focused on eliminating the salmonella altogether?!
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