According to federal officials, 14 people in 9 states have become sick from salmonella after handling contaminated dog food. At least five people have been hospitalized because of the dog food, which is made by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in South Carolina.

People can get infected by handling the contaminated dog food, then not washing their hands before eating or handling their own food.

Between December 2011 and April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods has issued four recalls.

This is not the first time the company has been in the news over tainted dog food. In 2005, a toxic mold called aflatoxin ended up in the dog food made at the same Diamond Pet Foods plant in South Carolina. The Associated Press reports that dozens of dogs died from the toxic mold.

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If you or a loved one has become ill from contaminated pet food, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the product liability attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm to discuss your legal options.

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