Blue dog food is a safe and nutritious option, but it can still lead to a food poisoning.
As more people have the option to avoid eating blue dog, the food poisoning risk is increasing.
The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement that consumers should avoid using blue dog for the following reasons: If you’re at a high risk of eating a contaminated food, such as someone who has eaten contaminated meat or poultry or someone who eats meat contaminated with listeria bacteria, talk to your doctor about avoiding that food.
If it’s already been contaminated with bacteria, avoid eating it and seek immediate medical attention.
Blue dog may not be safe for long-term consumption.
A small amount of blue dog can be contaminated with a strain of listeriosis that causes the disease, and people who are already sick should take additional precautions.
The FDA said the most common food poisoning risks with blue dog include contamination with listersiosis bacteria.
Consumers should also be aware of the food safety risks of blue dogs.
Listeriosis is a serious illness caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, or L. monocyticum.
People with lersiosis have a hard time digesting food.
Listeriosis can cause a high fever and severe muscle aches.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80 percent of the U.S. population has listerial infections.
L.monocyticus can cause liver and kidney damage.