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  Health Tip: Handle Pet Food With Care
It may harbor germs

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Pet food can harbor bacteria that can make people sick, so it's important to handle it carefully.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

  • Always wash your hands after handling pet food or treats.
  • Store pet food and treats out of a child's reach. Make sure pet food isn't kept near human food.
  • Store pet food in its original bag, inside a closed plastic container that's just for pet food.
  • Gather pet food with a clean scoop, not your pet's food dish.
  • Store dry pet food in a cool, dry, place. Refrigerate or properly store leftover wet pet food. Throw away any pet food that's been left out but hasn't been eaten.

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