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Is your pet’s food making you sick? Study finds many don’t know the risk

From the August 19, 2020 article by Brian Wallhemer at MedicalXpress

“many Americans don’t wash their hands after feeding or playing with their cats and dogs and aren’t aware of the risk of contracting a foodborne illness from those activities.”

“Some tips to keep pet owners from getting foodborne illness include:

–Wash hands with soap and water after preparing food for pets, petting or playing with pets, and before preparing food for people.

–Avoid feeding pets raw meat.

–Handle and store pet food carefully to avoid cross-contamination. 

–Keep up with pet food recalls and keep records of pet food lot numbers and other information for potential tracking.”

August 20, 2020 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Consumer Safety, Medical and Health Research News | , ,

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