Could bacteria lurking in pet food make your children sick?
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced salmonella bacteria in dog food sickened dozens of people in the Northeast, many of them children. The study found people became sick after handling the tainted dog food that came from a manufacturer in Pennsylvania.
Of the 70 cases documented, young children seemed to be the most at risk of getting salmonella. Twenty-four toddlers came down with the infection. Doctors are now recommending keeping all pet food out of the reach of young children. And to further reduce the risk of salmonella contamination, you should wash your hands with soapy water for at least 20 seconds after handling pet foods or pet treats.
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