Salmonella in dog food sickens 14 people across US

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal health officials say at least 14 people in nine states have been infected with salmonella by handling tainted dog food.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said no deaths have been reported, but at least five people have been hospitalized. The pet food was made at Diamond Pet Foods' plant in Gaston, S.C.

The company said no pets were sickened but declined to comment further.

Health officials say people can get salmonella by handling infected dog food, then not washing their hands before eating or handling their own food.

The South Carolina plant was shut down April 7 and food made there has been recalled. Diamond Pet Foods paid a $3.1 million settlement after a toxic mold in its pet food killed dozens of dogs in 2005.

Products meeting the following descriptions are included in this latest recall:

Production Code       Best By Date
DPP0401B22XJW       6-Apr-2013
DPP0401A21XAW      6-Apr-2013
DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
DPP0401B21XDJ        7-Apr-2013
DPP0401B22XJW       6-Apr-2013
DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
DPP0101C31XRB       11-Jan-2013
DPP0401B2XALW      7-Apr-2013
samples DPP0401
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.
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