Can my cat be at risk from salmonella?
Due to the fact that cats have evolved to eat raw meat and have short digestive tracts, they are at little risk of contracting salmonella. There is a much lower risk of cats contracting salmonella from affected meat than there is from humans contracting it.
PurrForm uses fresh, human grade meat which is stored and manufactured under stringent health conditions. The batches of food are regularly tested by a DEFRA accredited laboratory. The premises are regularly checked by the Vetinerary Association.
As when handling any raw meat product for human or animal consumption, care should be taken to handle with care and wash hands afterwards. Any surfaces or utensils that have come into contact with the product should be properly washed.
There have been many more cases of Dry Cat Food being recalled due to it containing Salmonella, than there is from Raw Food.