What’s Being Done?
Diamond recalled 19 varieties of dog and cat food after tests showed high levels of aflatoxin and Hy-Vee recalled all compromised food from stores across several states. Diamond recalled products manufactured at its Gaston, S.C., plant from around September to November 2005. Diamond also narrowed down the exposure to food produced on Oct. 11 based on testing.
According to Diamond, the 23 states that have been affected are: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia.
The FDA said it is continuing to investigate the situation and is working closely with the state feed regulatory agencies in the affected states. Some of the products included in the recall were exported to at least 29 countries in the European Union. The FDA said those countries have been notified.