Multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Infantis infections linked to dry dog food
by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 11, 2012
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health and agriculture officials in multiple states and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an ongoing multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Infantis infections. Multiple brands of dry pet food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at a single manufacturing facility in South Carolina have been linked to some of the human Salmonella infections. The details of this investigation are described at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/dog-food-05-12/index.html
If any of you have heard of any ill pets confirmed with Salmonella who were fed recalled dog food, please contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit www.cdc.gov.
The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Connecticut (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), and Virginia (1). One new ill person was reported from Pennsylvania.