9 Surprising Places Salmonella Bacteria Lurk

Salmonella poisoning isn't just a raw chicken thing. Here are other places to watch for it
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puppy chewing on bone
spices on spoons
cucumber and slices
cantaloupe slices
jar of peanut butter with spoon
boxer with treat on his nose
bearded dragon
goat at petting zoo
baby chicks
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Dog chews

Dog chews can pose a salmonella risk not only for the pets but pet owners. In early 2015, a company recalled some puppy chews when concern about possible salmonella contamination surfaced. Pets affected may lack energy and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting, just as people do. Some dog treats contain chicken, Adilja says, and if the chicken was notcooked thoroughly, the bacteria can thrive. Pet owners should wash their hands after giving out pet treats.