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The latest recall includes several sizes of the Meta, Mo.-based company’s Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food.
The recalled food was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and may have been distributed to other states through pet food channels.
The company advised consumers who purchased the recalled food to discard it immediately.
Earlier this month, Diamond recalled several lots of its Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice dry dog food and halted production at the Gaston plant two days later. Last week, Diamond issued another recall for a Gaston-manufactured product, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food.
Pets infected with Salmonella may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. The company advised owners whose pets that have consumed the recalled food and have any of the preceding symptoms to contact their veterinarian.
People handling dry pet food can also become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to the product, according to Diamond.