The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun a nationwide effort to test pet food for salmonella contamination.


FDA investigators have started taking samples of dry pet food, pet treats and diet supplements from distributors, wholesales and retailers such as PetSmart, Petco, Walmart, Costco, and Target.


In a memorandum released this week, the FDA stated that they are, “particularly concerned about salmonella being transmitted to humans through pet foods, pet treats, and supplements for pets that are intended to be fed to animals in homes, where they are likely to be handled or ingested by humans.”


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Posted 11/2/2011