Dog Food Recall Expanded by Diamond Pet Foods

Posted on April 27, 2012

An expansion of a recall of an item that could be hazardous to your dog’s health has just been announced.

The item in question is called the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula-dry dog food.  Having a best by date of either January 27 or 28 of 2013, this dog food comes in either six pound bags or larger 35 pound bags.  Diamond Pet Foods, who both manufactures and distributes the product, announced the recall after testing showed that a bag was contaminated with salmonella.

This comes just three weeks after Diamond had to recall their Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 6, 20, and 40 pound bags of dog food for the same reason:  salmonella.  Two days after that recall was announced, the company halted delivery on all items being issued from a plant in Gaston, South Carolina that was believed responsible for the outbreak.

The expanded recall affects dog food that was available for purchase in ten different states.  Affected persons are being instructed to immediately throw the product out in such a place where their pet won’t be able to get to it.  Salmonella infections can cause lethargy and diarrhea in pets, and it can also infect humans that come into contact with the product.  Persons whose pets exhibit symptoms should seek a vet’s help.

I hate all recalls as a San Jose personal injury lawyer, and those that affect animals are no different.  I hope as a personal injury attorney in Bakersfield that everyone heeds this announcement and gets their pet treated should they become sick.

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