Diamond Pet Foods Widens Recall

May 7, 2012 Updated: May 7, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods widened its voluntary recall of dry dog food due to a salmonella outbreak.

The company said nine batches of dry pet food formulas manufactured between Dec. 9, 2011, and April 7, 2012 potentially are contaminated with salmonella, according to a statement. In April, it pulled three brands of dog food to start the recall.

“Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for salmonella, the company is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution,” the statement reads.

The recall affects products distributed in 16 states mainly on the East Coast and Canada.

At least 14 people were infected with salmonella in nine states over the outbreak, which is a rare strain of the disease, with no deaths reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week. Also, no pet illnesses were reported.

The CDC said the salmonella was traced back to Diamond Pet Foods’ manufacturing facility in South Carolina.

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