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Dry dog food salmonella outbreak sickens 47 people

A dog is seen eating dry food in this undated file photo.

July 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A salmonella outbreak linked to dry dog food has spread to 47 people in 20 states, including three in California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The outbreak strain of salmonella Infantis appears to be over, according to the CDC's final report released Thursday.

Among 24 patients with available information, 10 were hospitalized. Two individuals in Canada were also sickened. No deaths were reported.

The people reportedly became ill after handling contaminated dry dog food produced by a Diamond Pet Foods facility in Gaston, S.C.

Diamond first issued the recall in April. The company says it has worked with distributors and retailers to remove all affected products from store shelves, and all Diamond manufactured pet food currently on the shelf is safe.

The recall included Costco's Kirkland Signature brand, Apex and Canidae dog foods. None of the recalled products were distributed to stores in California, however consumers may have received the products from an online distributor.

Consumers with questions about recalled pet food may contact Diamond Pet Foods at (866) 918-8756 or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com.

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