The recent pet food recall for Salmonella has generated a lot of attention and, encouragingly, more resources containing information about reducing the risk of Salmonella from handling pet foods. One is a video from Drs. Doug Powell and Randy Phebus of Kansas State University, that can be seen by clicking on the image below. Another is an information sheet produced by the FDA. Many of the recommendations, as well as those we’ve made in previous posts, are basic and common sense, but are often overlooked because handling pet food is not perceived as a risk for infectious disease. While the overall risks of infection from handling commercial pet food are low, these easy, common sense measures should still be used.