Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Tainted Dry Dog Food

May 16, 2008

A salmonella outbreak which has stretched across 19 states in the U.S. has been linked to dry dog food from the Mars Petcare company.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stressing the safe handling of dog food following this revelation..New York (ChattahBox) – A salmonella outbreak which has stretched across 19 states in the U.S. has been linked to dry dog food from the Mars Petcare company. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stressing the safe handling of dog food following this revelation.

The CDC states in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the dry dog food produced from the Pennsylvania plant of Mars Petcare is the source of the salmonella outbreak.

The majority of the cases were reported in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio, with the first cases being confirmed in May 2006.

To try and stop the outbreak, two brands of the dry dog food were recalled. 40% of those infected were children, which raises the concern that dry pet food in homes could pose a serious health risk to infants.

The recommendation by the CDC is to practice safety around pet food, wash your hands following the handling of it, etc.


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