Dry dog food implicated in multistate Salmonella outbreak

Recalled dog foods and related-products

Moderator: Moderator Pack

Dry dog food implicated in multistate Salmonella outbreak

Postby spinster » Fri May 04, 2012 2:34 pm

Source: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/conten ... salmo.html

Dry dog food implicated in multistate Salmonella outbreak
Lisa Schnirring * Staff Writer

May 4, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – The detection of Salmonella during routine tests on dry dog food has uncovered an outbreak linked to a rare strain that has so far sickened 14 people in nine states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

On Apr 2, Michigan officials detected Salmonella Infantis in an unopened retail sample of Diamond Naturals lamb meal and rice dry dog food. Public health investigators then used PulseNet, a national molecular subtyping network for identifying foodborne bacteria, to identify human cases involving the same genetic fingerprint.

The CDC said the outbreak strain is infrequently reported, with from 0 to 3 isolates confirmed each month.

During the outbreak investigation, interviews with 10 of the sick patients revealed that 7 had contact with a dog the week before becoming ill. Of 5 who recalled the type of dog food, 4 identified dry products made by Diamond Pet Foods...

...See also:

May 3 CDC [url="http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/dog-food-05-12/index.html"]outbreak announcement[/url]
Apr 6 Diamond Naturals lamb meal and rice dry dog food [url="http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm299606.htm"]recall notice[/url]

Apr 26 Diamond Brand Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul adult light formula [url="http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm302137.htm"]recall notice[/url]

Apr 30 Diamond puppy formula [url="http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm302514.htm"]recall notice[/url]
CDC Salmonella from dry pet food and treats [url="http://www.cdc.gov/Features/SalmonellaDryPetFood/"]background information[/url]

FDA animal and veterinary [url="http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm"]recall page[/url]

Nov 6, 2008, CIDRAP News story [url="http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food/news/nov0608petfood.html"]"More Salmonella cases linked to dry pet food"[/url]
spinster
Master Poster
Master Poster
 
Posts: 397
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:29 pm

Re: Dry dog food implicated in multistate Salmonella outbrea

Postby KYDD » Fri May 04, 2012 2:39 pm

Nice.

Glad I've gone back to Eukanuba at the moment.
User avatar
KYDD
Started
Started
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:41 pm


Return to Recalls

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest