Our law firm is representing victims of the Salmonella Infantis outbreak linked to dog food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and has filed a lawsuit against Diamond Pet Foods seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
At least 47 people in the United States contracted Salmonella Infantis infections from dog food, and at least 10 of those were hospitalized.
Salmonella Poisoning Outbreak Finds Diamond Dog Food Link
Epidemiological and laboratory investigations conducted by officials in local, state, and federal public health, agriculture, and regulatory agencies linked this outbreak to dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at a single production facility in Gaston, South Carolina.
On April 2, 2012, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development detected Salmonella bacteria in an unopened bag of Diamond brand dry dog food collected during routine retail testing. Ohio public health and agriculture officials collected and tested dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis was isolated from an opened bag of Diamond Brand dry dog food collected from the home of an ill person, and an unopened bag of the product was collected from a retail store. In addition, an inspection sample from the South Carolina production facility and several retail samples of dry dog food collected by FDA also yielded Salmonella.
Dog Food Recalls
Diamond Pet Foods and several other companies with products manufactured at the implicated production facility in South Carolina recalled . The recalls included 17 brands and over 30,000 tons of dry dog and cat food produced at the South Carolina facility.
Recalled dog food brands include the following:
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
- Country Value
- Diamond Naturals
- Premium Edge
- Taste of the Wild