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Possible Aflatoxin Contaminated Dog Food in the USA
1st Deputy Commissioner Ruth A. Moore today alerted dog owners to a statement issued by Diamond Pet Food reporting that it has discovered
aflatoxin in pet food products manufactured at its facility in Gaston, South Carolina. Aflatoxin is cancerogenic in humans but not in dogs. Dog owners should have their pets examined immediately by a veterinarian if their dog has consumed a Diamond Pet Food product and becomes ill.


The sensitivity to aflatoxins depends on a dog`s individual susceptibility, age, pregnancy status, and nutritional status.

Clincal signs in an affected dog may include bloody vomiting or diarrhea, general lethargy and
loss of appetite, increased water consumption and urination as well as jaundice or yellowing of the whites of the eyes or gums. In severe cases,
aflatoxin can cause death.

Diamond Pet Food has notified its distributors and has recommended that they hold the sale of all Diamond Pet Food products formulated with corn that were produced in its Gaston, South Carolina facility because the product may contain aflatoxin.

The Department`s Division of Food Safety and Inspection is conducting a follow-up investigation and sampling at retail outlets and distributors in New York State. The New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the
New York State Food Laboratory are also testing Diamond products for aflatoxin contamination.

There are only a few lots of affected food, according to the manufacturer. Therefore, even if an owner has purchased food produced by that company, there is a very good chance that it is not from the very few affected lots.

Diamond Pet Food is working to insure that proper information is available and that they be able to assist affected customers.


Source: www.promedmail.org


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