The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has answered to many requests and will finally start a year-long nationwide initiative to test all pet foods for salmonella contamination according to various news sources. The samples have already started to be taken since early October, according to reports from the FDA.
There’s an alleged preoccupation related to salmonella being transmitted through pet food and/or products while being handled by humans. It is known that salmonella can only be transmitted via ingestion of contaminated food supplies but according to studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the contamination may also occur when contaminated objects or hands are in contact with the subject’s mouth.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I urge you and your loved ones to wash your hands every time you handle your pet food at home. While the alleged evidence related to dog food infected by salmonella is still under investigation by the FDA, you should be protected from any eventual risk posed by dog food infection.
Don’t let the threat of salmonella be a risk to your own, be alert and have the contact of a personal injury lawyer at hand to help you through your case.