Missouri-based Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a third type of dry dog food because of salmonella concerns.
A statement April 30th from Diamond Pet Foods said the latest recall involves its Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. No canine illnesses have been reported. The company also announced in April that it was recalling batches of its Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula and Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice.
The products were distributed to customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
In 2005, a toxic mold called aflatoxin ended up in food made at the same Diamond Pet Foods plant in South Carolina and dozens of dogs died. The company offered a $3.1 million settlement. The Food and Drug Administration determined the deadly fungus likely got into the plant when it failed to test 12 shipments of corn.
Recalled dog food tied to salmonella outbreak
Fourteen people in at least nine states, including Virginia have been sickened by salmonella after handling tainted dog food from a South Carolina plant that a few years ago produced food contaminated by toxic mold that killed dozens of dogs, federal officials said Friday.
People can get salmonella by handling infected dog food, then not washing their hands before eating or handling their own food, health officials said.
"People who became ill, the thing that was common among them was that they had fed their pets Diamond Pet Foods," said CDC spokeswoman Lola Russell.
Other Brands affected by Diamond Recall
As the Diamond Dog Food Recall of 2012 continues to unfold, it’s become increasingly difficult for a concerned dog owner to keep up with all the changes.
The following is a list of all the brands currently (as of 5/10/12) associated with the Diamond Dog Food Recall:
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
- Country Value
- Diamond Naturals
- Kirkland Signature
- Natural Balance
- Premium Edge
- Solid Gold
- Taste of the Wild
Recall expanded to include cat foods
Dogs aren’t the only ones in danger from the recent recall of dry pet food from Diamond Pet Foods.
The recall has now been expanded to include some cat foods, as well.