The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a final report on cases of Salmonella in humans caused by contact with contaminated dry pet food. As of July 20th, the CDC had confirmed 49 cases of Salmonella Infantis, 47 in the United States and two in Canada, due to contact with Diamond Pet Food. They did not, and do not, track the number of pets sickened by the food. According to the CDC, ten people were hospitalized because of Salmonella from contact with the food that was produced in a Gaston, S.C. processing plant. There were no human deaths reported.
According to efoodalert.net, 54 animals are known to have became ill from the food and eight died. The product affected is Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula. Only samples, six pound, and 18 pound bag sizes are affected. The 47 reported cases of the illnesses were identified in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The two Canadian victims were residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia.
Source: Mobile Press-Register
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