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FDA investigating a second Diamond Pet Foods plant due to salmonella

Posted May 29 2012 9:58pm

Diamond Pet Food recallThe Diamond Pet Foods recall just seems to get uglier and uglier by the day. The recall, first announced in April, has grown to include a number of dog and cat foods manufactured at their Gaston, South Carolina plant. However, the most recent addition to the recall was for some of their Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula manufactured in their Meta, Missouri plant. Now the FDA is investigating that plant as well. (Diamond has another plant in California. There’s no word yet of recalls of food coming of that plant.)

All of the food recalled has been due to Salmonella. But, according to the FDA, there are two different strains of Salmonella involved. Laura Alvey, of the FDA, spoke with Food Safety News :

U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Laura Alvey has told Food Safety News that the Salmonella contamination found at Diamond’s Meta, Missouri plant is not from the same strain as that of the Gaston, South Carolina plant. The contamination at the Missouri plant comes from Salmonella Liverpool, while the South Carolina plant — connected to all products except those in the most recent recall expansion — has been contaminated by Salmonella Infantis.

Alvey also said that the Missouri plant has now been included in the FDA’s ongoing investigation into the Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella outbreak and recall.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Laura Alvey has told Food Safety News that the Salmonella contamination found at Diamond’s Meta, Missouri plant is not from the same strain as that of the Gaston, South Carolina plant. The contamination at the Missouri plant comes from Salmonella Liverpool, while the South Carolina plant — connected to all products except those in the most recent recall expansion — has been contaminated by Salmonella Infantis.

Alvey also said that the Missouri plant has now been included in the FDA’s ongoing investigation into the Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella outbreak and recall.

Read the rest here here .

If you’re still feeding anything manufactured by Diamond, please find another food. What’s more important? Brand loyalty or loyalty to your pet?

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