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SGS offers pathogen testing services to petfood manufacturers

Due to recent dry dog food recalls in the US and Canada for Salmonella contamination, many petfood manufacturers may be looking to more-thoroughly test their petfood products to avoid causing illness to pet owners and their pets.

SGS in Brookings, South Dakota, USA, offers the petfood industry a complete range of pathogen testing services, including Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria.

“Salmonella outbreaks from petfood sicken not only pets, but their owners and owners’ family members. Children under the age of two and people who are immunocompromised are at an even higher risk,” said SGS microbiology laboratory supervisor, Sonja Van Holland.

Testing for yeast and molds from SGS may also assist petfood companies in monitoring their processes to help prevent risk of contamination or illness. For more information on petfood testing services, contact SGS at +1.877.692.7611, extension 5, or email

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