Pet food recall 2012 now includes 39 states
Pet food recall 2012 involves brands including Kirkland, Premium Edge, and Diamond Naturals, manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods. The biggest pet food recall 2012 has been expanded multiple times since April. Counting additional recalls by separate brands manufactured in the Diamond Pet Foods facility, affected dog food has been sold in 39 states.
Editor's note: This story was updated on May 14, 2012.
The Food and Drug Administration has expanded a national recall of Diamond Pet Foods dog food manufactured between Dec. 9, 2011, and April 7, 2012, from the company’s manufacturing plant in Gaston, S.C.
The initial recall was put into place last month, after salmonella was found in batches of the company’s dry dog food, according to the FDA.
No illnesses have been reported in dogs, but so far 16 cases of salmonella in humans have been found in nine states and Canada, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Affected humans may have caught salmonella from handling the dry dog food and then handling their own food, or from cross contamination with utensils. The CDC is still investigating the outbreak.
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