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23 dogs dead, 18 ill from contaminated feed

Updated: January 4, 2006, 3:56 PM ET
By Elisabeth Goodridge | Associated Press — Jan. 4, 2005

WASHINGTON — Contaminated dog food which was sold in 23 states killed nearly two dozen dogs and sickened 18 more, the Food and Drug Administration said recently.

The deaths and illnesses sparked an FDA investigation into the pet food made by the Diamond Pet Food Company at its Gaston, S.C., manufacturing plant. The FDA said so far 23 animal deaths have been linked to the pet food.

The company, based in Meta, Mo., issued a recall of 19 varieties of dog and cat food on Dec. 21 because ...

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