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Pet Owners Told to Use Home Food Testing Kit by Magna Medical

Contact: Urianua Smith, Magna Medical Services, 407 339 1130


ORLANDO, Fla., April 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- With nearly 100 calls from pet owners, Magna Medical has issued an advisory informing pet owners that their instant E.coli/Salmonella home test kit can be used on pet food.

"Given the recent outbreak in food borne illnesses in pet food the applications for this product will be far reaching" says MMS Vice President and General Manager Robert Greene "It’s a great feeling to know that your product can save the lives of pets and pet lovers". The test can alert pet food handlers to levels of harm within minutes, instead of the routine 2 – 5 days it takes to verify contamination from lab culture samples.

Salmonella bacteria, found in meat, and animal waste, particularly poultry, causes food poisoning in humans. Proper handling and cooking procedures prevent harmful infection from poultry which naturally contains salmonella. The MMS Salmonella strip can detect 50 of the most common and deadliest strains. The strips are submerged in food samples, if the organism is present the strip will change color.

Escherichia coli (usually abbreviated to E. coli) is one of the many species of bacteria that is naturally found in the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals. "There are literally thousands of varieties of E.Coli, but only the most common and deadliest strains such as E.Coli 103 and 0157:H7 are set for detection in the instant E.Coli strip" says Greene.

Magna Medical Services, Inc, a trusted provider of drug testing and screening products who recently expanded to include tests for safety, health, and sanitation. The product is also available through foodservice distributors including Bargreen-Ellingson, Cheney Brothers, and Safe Strips.