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Diamond Dog Food Recall: Salmonella
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Salmonella in Dry Dog Food Can Sicken Pets and People
By Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
April 9, 2012 -- Diamond Pet Foods has recalled all size bags of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dog food.
Even if a pet with salmonella has no symptoms, the animal can transmit the infection to humans or to other animals.
People who handle salmonella-contaminated dry dog food can become infected. Symptoms of salmonella include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. People with severe diarrhea may need to be hospitalized. Rare cases of severe salmonella can be fatal.
The contaminated products were distributed in 12 states, but may have been distributed to other states through pet food networks. The states in which the products originally were distributed are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.
The recalled products are:
If your pet has eaten any of these products and has symptoms of salmonella food poisoning, contact your veterinarian immediately.
People who have handled the product -- especially if they did not wash their hands thoroughly afterward -- should see a doctor if they have symptoms of salmonella infection.
To get a refund for recalled products, contact Diamond through its web site or call 800-442-0402.
SOURCE: News release, Diamond Pet Foods.