Contamination discovered at second Diamond plant

Problems with food from Diamond Pet Foods may be more widespread than originally thought after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced contaminated dog food had been found at a second Diamond manufacturing facility.

According to the FDA, a surveillance sample of Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Lamb and Rice collected by the state of Ohio from the Diamond Meta, Mo. plant has now yielded a positive for Salmonella Liverpool. The strain from the Missouri plant is not the same strain of Salmonella found at the Gaston, South Carolina plant in April. The strain from the South Carolina plant has led to a human outbreak of the illness.

Diamond has issued a recall for the Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Lamb and Rice product from the Missouri facility.

Additional investigational steps include analyzing consumer complaints to determine if they are related to this outbreak and continued state surveillance to determine whether any recall expansion may be required. The FDA says Diamond is working with FDA to ensure adulterated products are not on the market.