A recent outbreak of salmonella has been linked to Fido's Foods by a government report that warns, “Fido's food may be making kids sick.” (Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical, 8/9). The outbreak is the first one in humans linked to pet food. Between 2006 and 2008, the outbreak sickened nearly 80 people, nearly half of which were toddlers aged 2 and younger.
Although recognized less than it should be, “pet foods are a source of salmonella infections in humans, as at least six unrelated pet food recalls have been issued this year by manufacturers because of possible salmonella contamination,” according to Food and Drug Administration. A s a personal injury attorney, I encourage all parents to keep young children away from pet food