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FDA announces Salmonella testing of pet foods

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that they will be conducting random sampling of pet food for salmonella. This is an effort by the FDA to keep the pathogen from infecting humans. Salmonella is a food borne illness that affects over one million people in the US every year, and kills several hundred.

With Salmonella remaining a dangerous human pathogen, the FDA will be looking into pet foods as possible avenues for backdoor contamination. So be prepared for the possibility of future FDA pet food and treat recalls.

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