October 24, 2016

Before Salmonella Outbreak, Diamond Pet Foods Had History Of Trouble

Before it manufactured tainted dog food that caused a Salmonella outbreak this year that has so far sickened 15 people in the U.S. and one person in Canada,  Diamond Pet Foods, had a history of trouble. The company is based in Meta, MO and  has operations in Lathrop, CA and  Gaston, SC where most of its problems, including 10 current recalls and the Salmonella outbreak, have originated. However, last week, the  U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a sample of Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Lamb and Rice formula collected from the Meta facility yielded a positive for Salmonella Liverpool, a bacterial strain that is different than the one that caused the outbreak, Salmonella Infantis. FDA officials say further investigations are underway to determine if the outbreak … [Read more...]

New Salmonella Strain Linked To Diamond Dog Food, Lawsuit Filed

A second strain of Salmonella has been linked to Diamond Dog Food, the source of a Salmonella Infantis outbreak that has sickened 15 people in nine states over the last seven months, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has been collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the investigation into the outbreak since the beginning of April when it discovered Salmonella Infantis, the rare outbreak strain, in an unopened package of Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice Formula for Adult Dogs and prompted a recall by the company. Using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, or PFGE, public health investigators were able to identify the DNA "fingerprints" of Salmonella bacteria and determine that the strain in the dog food was a genetic match … [Read more...]

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