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Food Hygiene News - July 19, 2019

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Food Hygiene News - July 19, 2019 Edition

 

Protecting pets from storms 

Hurricane Barry is a good reminder for all of us that we should have a safety plan in place for our pets, just in case the unthinkable happens. The AVMA has some great ideas on what to pack and what to do.

https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/Pets-and-Disasters.aspx

 

Protecting pets from the aftermath

Speaking of natural disasters, have you ever wondered what the government’s stance is regarding the crops that are destroyed in a disaster situation? Click the link to read the FDA’s thoughts on what could be done with those crops.

https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/cvm-updates/resources-animal-food-producers-gulf-coast-us-affected-tropical-storm

 

Hummus recall

Unsurprisingly, there is a recall every week. This week it’s over 90 different varieties of hummus made by Pita Pal, and marketed under various names. The recall is due to potential listeria contamination. Remember that listeria symptoms can take up to 70 days to manifest, so please check your fridges to ensure you don’t have any of the recalled hummus.

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/pita-pal-foods-lp-recalls-various-hummus-and-dips-due-possible-health-risk

 

Non-Profit of the Week

We’d like to introduce a new segment to our newsletter - the Non-Profit of the Week. Each week we’ll highlight a non-profit that supports animals in our communities. Feel free to shoot us an email or a message via social media with the non-profits you support in your area so we can feature them in the future!

This week, we’d like to highlight Longmont Friends of Feral and Abandoned Cats (LFFAC), an organization close to John and Christina’s hearts - they volunteer with them twice a week by feeding at a local feral colony. LFFAC uses Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return to support healthy cat colonies through the northern portion of Colorado. They also work to educate caregivers and community members on how to best support community cats without disrupting neighbors and the environment. You can learn more about them here:

https://www.longmontfriendsofcats.org

And here’s a fun photo of one of the colony kitties, Sweet Pea!

LFFAC - Sweet Pea


On the Lighter Side

Finally, a heart-warming story of a dog who literally went from rags to riches - from a shelter in Tennessee to making a movie in Hollywood!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2019/01/09/dogs-way-home-stray-shelby-into-movie-star/2516524002/

 

 

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