Check Your Dog Food For Salmonella

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email

- Valdosta, Ga. - May 08, 2012 -

Dog owners may want to check their dog foods. There's a nationwide voluntary recall for Salmonella poisoning.

The makers of Diamond Pet Foods are recalling much of their dry dog food. Many stores have already pulled it from their shelves but officials are concerned about bags that have already been sold.

14 people have gotten sick from handling the dog food. It's rare that dogs actually get salmonella poisoning.

Cases of infections have popped up in nine states across the country, but none in Georgia or Florida.

Only Diamond Brand products that are red flagged are being removed from shelves. Officials say people are generally getting sick when they handle the food without washing their hands afterward.

"I think it's totally scary. My children get into everything. If the dog food bag is open, Ashley will stick her hands in it," said concerned dog owner Rose Bryant.

"Because a dog can eat anything. You know what I mean. They can eat raw food. They can eat dirt. But people, I guess that's what's happening, they don't wash their hands afterward," said concerned dog owner Oliver Barratt.

People infected with Salmonella will show these symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping and fever.

On April 30, Diamond Pet Foods expanded their recall of dog food products to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. Products meeting the following descriptions are included in this latest recall:

Description Size Production Code Best By Date

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401B22XJW 6-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401A21XAW 6-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0101C31XME 11-Jan-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 40 lb. DPP0401B21XDJ 7-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0401B22XJW 6-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0101C31XME 11-Jan-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 20 lb. DPP0101C31XRB 11-Jan-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 8 lb. DPP0401B2XALW 7-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food 6 oz. samples DPP0401


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