Pet Food Recalls

FDA inspection at Diamond Pet Foods plant helps pet owner lawsuits

Expert says findings of health violations at petfood production plant will likely help three lawsuits against Diamond Pet Foods.
A US Food and Drug Administration inspection at Diamond Pet Foods' production plant found numerous health violations after a series of earlier petfood recalls for Salmonella contamination, which one expert says will be used to help support lawsuits against the company. The inspection, conducted six days after the first of eight recalls by Diamond Pet Foods, found violations at the  Gaston, South Carolina, USA, facility such as failure to clean and maintain equipment and a lack of contaminant screenings on raw ingredients. 
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Pedigree recalls three canned dog foods for choking risk

Mars Petcare says three weight management formulas may contain small plastic pieces that broke off of a conveyor belt during production.
Mars Petcare has issued a voluntary recall for three varieties in its Pedigree brand weight management line of canned dog food due to a potential choking risk. Cans of the recalled dog food may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process.
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Man suing Diamond Pet Foods over dry dog food recall

New Jersey, USA, man claims infant son got sick from Salmonella after purchasing recently recalled dog food at Costco
A father in New Jersey is reportedly suing Diamond Pet Foods and the place of purchase, Costco, claiming that his 8-week-old son was sickened by recently recalled Salmonella-tainted dry dog food he purchased. Lawyers for Nevin Eisenberg of Marlboro, New Jersey, USA, filed a lawsuit in a New Jersey federal court that alleges his infant son was hospitalized by a strain of Salmonella infantis that was found in petfood made at Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina, USA, manufacturing plant. 
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Diamond dry dog food recall linked to second plant in Missouri, USA

Latest recall expansion for Salmonella includes petfood produced in Meta, Missouri.
The initial recall of dry dog food produced at Diamond Pet Foods' Gaston, South Carolina, USA, facility has since been expanded at least eight times affecting at least nine brand names, but the latest expansion now includes petfood produced at a second Diamond facility in Meta, Missouri, USA. No information regarding a possible connection between the Salmonella contamination at the two plants has been released, according to a report. 
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Diamond Pet Foods recall expanded to include cat food formulas

Two brands of Kirkland Signature dry cat food recalled for possible Salmonella contamination
Diamond Pet Foods has once again expanded its petfood recall, this time to include a brand of cat food produced at the company's Gaston, South Carolina, USA, petfood manufacturing facility, due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination. The new recall involves two dry cat food formulas: Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula and Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula.
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Cats potentially at risk after Diamond Pet Foods dog food recall

Following recent recalls, an article looks into the safety of other cat foods manufactured at Diamond's South Carolina, USA, plant
  After recalling one batch of Diamond Naturals dry dog food on April 6 for possible Salmonella contamination, Diamond Pet Foods and other brands manufactured at its plant have expanded the recall on numerous occasions, Diamond endured a week-long inspection of its Gaston, South Carolina, USA, by the US Food and Drug Administration, which found various safety issues, and most recently acknowledged that cats are also at risk. According to a recent article, Diamond Pet Foods has done little to call special attention to the expansion of its dry dog food recalls to include a cat food that was also manufactured at the plant.  
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Recalled dry dog food linked to two confirmed dog Salmonella cases

Two dogs fed food produced at Diamond Pet Foods plant in South Carolina, USA, confirmed to have Salmonella.
Two dogs have now been confirmed to have Salmonella infections linked to recent Diamond Pet Foods recalls, according to US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine deputy director of communications staff, Laura Alvey. Both dogs lived in the same house as a Salmonella infantis outbreak victim and were fed one of the recalled dry dog food products, produced at Diamond Pet Foods' Gaston, South Carolina, USA, facility.
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FDA inspection finds petfood safety issues at Diamond Pet Foods’ plant

Food and Drug Administration cites four observations of safety issues after inspection at South Carolina, USA, plant linked to recent dog food recalls
Diamond Pet Foods, the petfood company linked to recent dry dog food recalls due to Salmonella contamination, did not take "all reasonable precautions" to ensure safety at its plant, according to the US Food and Drug Administration inspection report. The Form 483 report from the Food and Drug Administration was released after a week-long inspection that began April 12 after petfood manufactured at Diamond Pet Foods' Gaston, South Carolina, USA, plant was found to be contaminated with Salmonella and linked to an outbreak of human Salmonella infantis.
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More people sickened with Salmonella after dry dog food recall

Two more human cases linked to dry dog food recall brings total to 16 people infected in US, Canada
Two more people have become ill after being exposed to dry dog food contaminated with Salmonella, bringing the total number of humans affected to 16, federal health officials reported. According to the report, one of the human cases was reported in the US, where nine people have been sickened already, and another case was reported in Quebec, Canada, where five people have been hospitalized as a result of the contaminated dry dog food. 
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