The number of bags of pet food being recalled by Diamond Pet Foods continues to expand as at least fourteen people across the United States have become ill from salmonella after handling the pet food or pets who have consumed the tainted products. At the time of this writing, no deaths have been reported, though five individuals have been hospitalized, including a four-month old baby. The Centers for Disease Control are currently involved in an investigation along with the US Food and Drug Administration regarding the contaminated pet foods.
Brands produced by Diamond Pet Foods that are involved in the recall include: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge, Professional, 4Health, Taste of the Wild, Apex, Kirkland Signature / Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain, and Canidae. Diamond Pet Foods has created a website page dedicated to listing their pet foods involved in this recall. Pet owners who are in possession of bagged dog food under one of the above listed names can consult the Diamond Pet Foods Recall Information page to determine if their particular bag of food is listed in the recall.
Diamond Pet Foods stresses on their site that many of the brands of recalled food are only due to precautionary measures and most brands have not tested positive for salmonella. If you find that you are in possession of one of the recalled brands, however, the company urges pet owners to safely dispose of the remaining food.