Recalls for dry dog food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods are sweeping the U.S. this week as news of possible salmonella contamination spreads.
The contamination occurred at the Gaston, S.C., facility which manufactures food for a number of other companies. 14 cases of salmonella in humans have been reported in connection to the food, though no dog illnesses have been medically confirmed.
The following brands are recalling food or are otherwise affected by the Diamond Pet Foods recall. Click the link to follow through to complete recall information:
The food distributed is concentrated in the U.S., though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration saysdog food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods was distributed worldwide.
For your health and your dog’s health, take note of the following from an FDA press release:
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.
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