Pet Food Company to Pay $2 Million for Salmonella Outbreak

A major pet-food manufacturer is shelling out millions to settle a class-action lawsuit after their salmonella-tainted kibble sickened pets and humans alike. Diamond Pet Foods will pay $2 million in damages for eight recalls in 2012 that left 20 humans and countless pets ill. 

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Brand and Natural Balance pet foods are two of the well-known brands involved in the massive recall. A full list of the foods affected contains other lesser-known brands, as well.

Food Safety News says Diamond’s case wasn’t helped by a FDA inspection that found numerous health violations at their manufacturing facility in South Carolina. The FDA also found another strain of salmonella in Diamond’s Missouri manufacturing plant. The recalled foods were manufactured between Dec. 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012.

If you think you may have been affected, you have until July 11, 2014 to file a claim. Details can be found on the lawsuit’s home page.

Dog Food Recall; Dogswell Treats Unsafe

A number of Dogswell and Catswell duck and chicken jerky treats are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer for trace amounts of an antibiotic not approved in the United States. The treats were manufactured in China and include Breathies, Happy Heart and Happy Hips, among others. The potentially contaminated treats have a “Best Before” date of January 28, 2015. Any packages marked with earlier dates are also at risk of containing the antibiotic residue.

The products include chicken and duck breast jerky with the following names: Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality, and Vitakitty.

Check your doggy (and kitty) cupboards!

Major Pet Food Recall; Natura Pet Food

In K9 News:

A massive recall is underway for Natura Pet Food products. The FDA has found salmonella in one of the company’s products. The product line includes popular brands such as Innova and EVO! Here’s a full list of what foods could put your dog at risk. Check your dog’s food immediately if you purchase this brand!