Kids Could Be Getting Salmonella From Pet Food

No, it’s not what you’re thinking, parents are not feeding their kids pet food. Instead, a new study finding a link between salmonella contaminated pet food and children posits that the kids might be touching affected animals or their pet food dishes, and then putting their hands in their mouths.

The study recommends parents

* wash hands after touching pets, their food and their food dishes
* regular cleaning of pet food dishes and feeding areas
* keeping kids under 5 away from these pet food zones

Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Contaminated Dry Dog and Cat Food, 2006-2008 [Pediatrics]

Fido’s food could be making kids sick, report says [AP]