Pet Food Company to Pay $2 Million for Salmonella Outbreak

A major pet-food manufacturer is shelling out millions to settle a class-action lawsuit after their salmonella-tainted kibble sickened pets and humans alike. Diamond Pet Foods will pay $2 million in damages for eight recalls in 2012 that left 20 humans and countless pets ill. 

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Brand and Natural Balance pet foods are two of the well-known brands involved in the massive recall. A full list of the foods affected contains other lesser-known brands, as well.

Food Safety News says Diamond’s case wasn’t helped by a FDA inspection that found numerous health violations at their manufacturing facility in South Carolina. The FDA also found another strain of salmonella in Diamond’s Missouri manufacturing plant. The recalled foods were manufactured between Dec. 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012.

If you think you may have been affected, you have until July 11, 2014 to file a claim. Details can be found on the lawsuit’s home page.