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It is very important to ensure you are handling raw pet food properly and taking the necessary precautions when handling and feeding raw pet food.

1. Wash your hands. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) after handling raw pet food, and after touching surfaces or objects that have come in contact with the raw pet food.

2. Clean your pet's utensils. Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces and objects that come in contact with raw pet food. First wash with hot soapy water and then follow with a disinfectant. You can also run items through the dishwasher after each use to clean and disinfect them. We recommend using paper plates and disposing them after use, do not reuse paper plates.

3. Properly store raw pet food. Freeze raw meat and poultry products until you are ready to use them, and thaw them in your refrigerator or microwave, not on your countertop or sink. We recommend placing pet food into ziploc bags when thawing.

4. Handle Carefully. Make sure to take extra precautions while handling raw and frozen meat and poultry products. Don't rinse raw meat, poultry, fish, and seafood. Bacteria in raw juices can splash and spread to other food or surfaces. Keep raw food separate from other food.

5. Eat in one place. Make sure your pet eats their food in one place (i.e. their kennel) so the area in need of sanitation is minimal, and do not let your pet drag their food/bone all over the house.

6. After Eating. When your pet has finished eating, immediately cover and refrigerate what your pet doesn't eat or dispose of any uneaten food appropriately. Sanitize areas that may have come into contact with the raw pet food while eating. Do not let any raw meat lie around.

7. Don't let your pet lick/kiss you. Don't kiss your pet around their mouth, and don't let your pet lick your face. This is especially important after your pet has just finished eating raw food. Wash your hands or face after being licked by your pet.