Food products intended for humans are not the only products that can be recalled by the Food and Drug Administration. One pet food company recently issued a notice of recall for a dry dog food that may have been exposed to salmonella. Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food. At this time, the company is reporting that no dogs became ill after eating the dry dog food that contained lamb meal. However, it is important to get people to return the dog food or dispose of it since handling the product could expose humans as well to salmonella. Any pet owners that are reporting certain symptoms should see a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing fever, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, vomiting or nausea, you could have been exposed to salmonella.
Dogs that have eaten the affected product would be showing similar signs, particularly abdominal pain and a decrease in willingness to eat. Customers in 12 states should be at high alert, since these are the states where the product was sold. To obtain more information about which product was recalled and how to tell if you purchased the product, the company has more information listed on its website at www.diamondpet.com.