Salmonella Contamination Forces Recall of Diamond Dog Food

Posted on April 6, 2012

Another recall to report to you today, this one concerning our four legged friends.

Diamond Pet Foods has announced a recall of a dog food product known as Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice.  The item comes in bags of either six pounds, 20 pounds, or 40 pounds.  The items will have a best by date of either January 3, 2013, or January 4, 2013.  The mixture was available in 12 states.

The company is worried that the batches being recalled may have a salmonella contamination.  Diamond has received no reports of illness as of yet in conjunction with this recall.

Pets who contract a salmonella infection can suffer from a fever, abdominal pain, and a markedly decreased appetite.  But pets aren’t the only ones in danger.  It’s possible to get an infection just from touching the food.  Side effects in humans can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.

Consumers are advised to seek medical attention should they become ill, or a veterinarian if their pet becomes ill.  Affected pet owners should dispose of the product at once and refrain from feeding the dog food to their pet or handling the food with their bare skin.

As a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco, I know how important product recalls can be, and this importance isn’t limited to humans.  Dog food that’s been contaminated can be incredibly harmful too, and I hope that no humans or pets get hurt as a result of this product.  As a Bakersfield personal injury attorney, I urge everyone to follow recall information of all sorts.

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