Always wash your hands
thoroughly after handling contaminated food, items that have come
into contact with that food and the feces of an affected animal.
Isolate and seal the food in
a plastic bag and airtight container. Seal the container with tape,
then dispose of it in a way that will not be accessible to children,
pets or wild animals.
Avoid touching contaminated
food by using disposable gloves if possible. Then dispose of gloves
in the same way you would contaminated food.
Do not handle contaminated
food if you have open sores on your hand, are pregnant or have a
compromised immune system.
Thoroughly wash containers,
bowls and utensils that have come into contact with contaminated
food in hot soapy water, using a sink that is not in or near normal
food preparation areas. It is advisable to wear gloves when doing
this, then disposing of the gloves.
Sponges and paper towels
used in the cleaning process should be disposed of in a safe secure
manner after use.
Plastic food and water bowls
should be replaced since plastic is porous and can retain organisms.
Thoroughly wash and
disinfect all areas that have come into contact with contaminated
food or containers/bowls holding contaminated food.
The litter box of an affected
cat should be replaced if possible, or at the very least thoroughly
washed and disinfected.
Thoroughly wash or replace
toys (especially chew toys) and beds used by the affected pet.
Clean all kitchen surfaces,
items and floors with hot soapy water. Do the same for containers
and other that have come into contact with the affected food or pet.
Remind every family member
that there has been a contamination, so they wash their hands after
coming into contact with affected areas or pets.
Be aware of the symptoms of
salmonella so you can monitor family members.
Be extra diligent in
cleaning up after your pet, removing all traces of feces, even small
specs that can stick to grass. Salmonella can easily survive for
weeks outside a living body.
Make sure pet waste is placed in
a secure bag and secure container which isnít readily accessible to
children, pets or wild animals. The same applies to feces and urine
soaked litter removed from a cat box
If you use a scooper to pick
up feces, clean and disinfect once a week, in a way that ensures that
towels and rinse water are inaccessible to children, pets and wild
animals. (Rinse water should run off in yard.)
Avoid cleaning bowls,
containers and utensils that have possibly been affected in sinks in
or near food preparation areas.
To prevent the occurrence of
salmonella, a petís food/water bowls and food dispensing toys should
be washed in warm soapy water after each use.