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Pet food safety protocols aid plants’ pandemic protection

The measures used in pet food and animal feed facilities were for food safety, but may have ended up helping slow human disease transmission.
Federal scrutiny of Salmonella and similar microbes in pet food facilities unintentionally may have helped dog, cat and other pet food makers in the pandemic.
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13 Simmons Pet Food employees positive for COVID-19

Thirteen employees of a Simmons Pet Food plant in Emporia, Kansas tested positive for coronavirus infection although not all had reported to work while ill.
Thirteen employees of a Simmons Pet Food plant in Emporia, Kansas tested positive for coronavirus infection although not all had reported to work while ill.
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Sanitizing better than COVID testing in pet food plants

Dog, cat and other pet foods won’t be recalled in the United States if a worker tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
FDA officials also discussed how pet food industry facility staff should prove essential worker status during the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.
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FDA to brief animal food industry on COVID-19

FDA will provide an overview of current activities, respond to identified stakeholder concerns, and highlight FDA resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA will host a stakeholder call with the pet food and other animal feed industries on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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