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Healthy Pets, Health People Materials Available While Supplies Last – 3/23/2021

Choosing the right pet and staying safe while caring for and feeding pets helps to keep both pets and people healthy.  The CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People website (see link below) is a great resource for information about staying healthy around animals. The Virginia Food Protection Task Force now has laminated hard copies of materials from the CDC’s Healthy Pets, Healthy People site available for veterinarians, local extension agents and pet food suppliers for both display and distribution to clients and customers.  Support for this offer comes from a cooperative agreement awarded to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Safety Program by the Food and Drug Administration. Materials available cover topic areas such as backyard flocks and Salmonella, safety around reptiles, pet food safety and general tips for staying healthy around pets.

These materials are available only while supplies last. Those interested in materials or further information should contact Christy Brennan, Virginia Rapid Response Team Coordinator, at  804-786-1585 or christy.brennan@vdacs.virginia.gov.