Costco, Diamond Pet Foods sued over contaminated dog food

May 31, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10 a.m. May 31, 2012

Issaquah-based Costco and Diamond Pet Foods face a lawsuit for a Salmonella infantis outbreak stemming from contaminated dog food.

The national food safety law firm Pritzker Olsen filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

Diamond issued a recall of dog food manufactured at a South Carolina plant after discovering Salmonella at the facility. The outbreak sickened at least 15 people in Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Many recalled products carried the Kirkland Signature label — Costco’s store brand manufactured by Diamond.

Pritzker Olsen filed the suit on behalf of a New Jersey infant hospitalized after contracting Salmonella. The baby developed severe diarrhea, fever and loss of appetite April 11.

The infant’s father purchased Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables — a recalled variety — for the family dogs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the bacteria spread after people came into contact with the contaminated dog food or with animals that ate the dog food.

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