The contaminated product, which was recalled on May 18th, was manufactured at Diamondâ€™s Meta, Missouri facility, and not at the Gaston (South Carolina) production plant. The Gaston facility has been the focus of a foodborne disease outbreak investigation since mid-March.
The Salmonella found by Ohio in the Missouri-made product has been identified as Salmonella Liverpool, according to Laura Alvey, Deputy Director of Communications Staff for FDAâ€™s Center for Veterinary Medicine. The strain is different from the Salmonella Infantis outbreak strain that was recovered from dry pet food manufactured at the Companyâ€™s Gaston facility.
Diamond Pet Foods, along with several other brands of dog food, issued a voluntary recall of several batches of dog food. These foods were all produced during a limited time frame at the Diamond manufacturing plant in Gaston, SC. These foods were distributed primarily (exclusively) on the East Coast.
Now that we have some more information we wanted to keep you informed of the latest details as they become available.Â Please continue to refer to our Facebook page and our website with the latest information.
We’ve detailed below what we’ve learned, the pet foods involved and we have many alternative options for you if you’re looking to change your pet’s food.
As of June 13, A total of 22 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported. Twenty ill persons have been reported from 13 states and two ill persons have been reported from Canada.at least 15 people in the U.S. were infected with the same strain of Salmonella Infantis that was found in samples of dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods’ manufacturing plant in Gaston, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Six of the U.S. outbreak victims required hospitalization. Canada reports one outbreak-related case in Quebec.
Â There are NO Brands carried at Four Muddy Paws that are directly a part of this recall and have tested positive for salmonella.
- Four Muddy Paws has NEVER carried any of the brands (specific batch and production numbers) that have tested positive for salmonella.
Some brands (Canidae, Solid Gold and Taste of the Wild) carried at Four Muddy Paws are part of this voluntary precautionary recall.Although, none of these products (specific batch and prodution numbers) carried in our stores were on the recall list and none of these foods have tested positive for Salmonella.Â They are doing this under an abundance of caution.Â Consequently there are production shortages in these brands and our inventory levels will be sporadic for the next 2-3 months.Â These brands will experience out of stocks but we’ll do out best to secure as much inventory as we’re able.Â
Here are links with more information for each brand:Â
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like a replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit Diamond Pet Foods Recall Information .
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.Â Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain.Â Well animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.Â If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
People who think they might have become ill after contact with dry pet food or with an animal that has eaten recalled dry pet food should consult their health care provider.Â Infants, older adults and those with impaired immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness.
Veterinarians and consumers alike should report cases of animal illness associated with pet foods to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their state, or electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal.