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Tainted dog food sickens 14 in the US

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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Tainted dog food has sickened at least 14 people in the United States, health officials said Friday.

"Humans can become ill by handling pet products contaminated with salmonella, and by coming in contact with pets or with surfaces that have been contaminated," Ohio's health departmentsaid in a statement.

Health officials cautioned pet owners to wash their hands before and after handling pet food and treats and prior to preparing or eating their own food.

They also recommended that pet owners wash their hands after touching or feeding their animals and to carefully clean any counters or surfaces used to prepare pet food.

"Because infants and children are especially susceptible to foodborne illness, keep them away from areas where pets are fed," the health department said. "Never allow them to touch or eat pet food."

A four-month-old baby and a 74-year-old woman were among those sickened by the tainted dog food made by Diamond Pet Foods, which has been recalled from the market.

No deaths were reported, but five people were hospitalized.

by on May. 6, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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JasonsMom2007
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Diamond pet foods again?
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erinsmom1964
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2012 at 12:48 AM


Quoting JasonsMom2007:

Diamond pet foods again?

I know huh?  

Whisper85
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Oy I'm so glad I don't feed that brand. Bump for those that do
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erinsmom1964
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2012 at 1:00 AM


Quoting Whisper85:

Oy I'm so glad I don't feed that brand. Bump for those that do

Love your AVI!!!!  I am a HUGE Shorty fan :)

Whisper85
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 1:02 AM
Thanks! You're like the 2nd person that recognized it :)

Quoting erinsmom1964:


Quoting Whisper85:

Oy I'm so glad I don't feed that brand. Bump for those that do

Love your AVI!!!!  I am a HUGE Shorty fan :)

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erinsmom1964
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2012 at 1:03 AM

I have reminders set on my phone and on my Yahoo during the shows season and I follow his facebook...LOL  I have 2 rescued Pitties.  :)

Quoting Whisper85:

Thanks! You're like the 2nd person that recognized it :)

Quoting erinsmom1964:


Quoting Whisper85:

Oy I'm so glad I don't feed that brand. Bump for those that do

Love your AVI!!!!  I am a HUGE Shorty fan :)


Whisper85
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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That's awesome. I don't have cable so I watched the 3 seasons they had on Netflix I need more lol. I Foster when I can :) I don't have any pibbies, but I do have a rescued dobie mix :)

Quoting erinsmom1964:

I have reminders set on my phone and on my Yahoo during the shows season and I follow his facebook...LOL  I have 2 rescued Pitties.  :)

Quoting Whisper85:

Thanks! You're like the 2nd person that recognized it :)



Quoting erinsmom1964:


Quoting Whisper85:

Oy I'm so glad I don't feed that brand. Bump for those that do

Love your AVI!!!!  I am a HUGE Shorty fan :)


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alexis_06
by AnnaLisa on May. 6, 2012 at 2:12 AM

 yikes, hopefully no more people get sick!

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