Skip to comments.Salmonella in dog food sickens 14 people in US
Posted on 05/05/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT by ColdOne
COLUMBIA, S.C. Fourteen people in at least nine states 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.
At least five people were hospitalized because of the dog food, which was made by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in Gaston, S.C., the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. No pets were sickened, according to the Meta, Mo.-based company.
"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.
Three people each were infected in Missouri and North Carolina; two people in Ohio; and one person each in Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the CDC said.
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Never heard of nary a one of those brands..
1. I knew we were in a depression, but have people been forced to resort to eating dry dog food, rather than the gourmet canned variety?
2. If you feed a dog a tainted batch, and then prepare him using one of Hussein 0bama's delicious recipes for serving dog, can you get salmonella?
Seriously, I received an automated call advising me of the recall of Kirkland Signature (Costco) brand dry dog food with sell by dates of Dec '12 to Jan '13. Big Bro (or Sis) even knows what my dog eats!
Wash the hands.
That is what I thought also. Maybe they are sharing the same bowl.
Kirkland is Costco’s brand. I went to the Diamond website and it covers only certain states. http://www.diamondpet.com/information/
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thanks for that link.
I feed mine Diamond Naturals but only the dry.
My two critters get only the best: Blue Buffalo.
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You might wanna Google Blue Buffalo recalls
Taste Of The Wild is one of the few 6 star rated dog foods
You’re welcome. I buy the Kirkland’s brand for my three Pugs. Fortunately, my brand new bag isn’t part of the bad batch.
Thanks for posting.. I use Taste of the Wild and really like it. Oh well the bags almost empty, I’m going to switch to Barking At The Moon.
In this Kingdom the Ruler eats dogs, while the people eat dog food!
Wonder if all those are made in China?
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