Dry dog food caused human salmonella outbreak

An outbreak of Salmonella infections in people has been traced to contaminated dry dog food, the first time such a link has been uncovered, the Washington Post reported.

Salmonella infections from dry dog food may be an under-recognized source of illness in people, especially young children, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

“This is the first time human illness has been linked to dry dog food,” said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh, who co-authored a report on the finding.