I just read some interesting information on the recent Diamond Pet Food recall regarding humans who were also sickened from touching pet food bags produced at the plant in Gaston SC.
16 people in 9 states became infected with a rare form of salmonella that was detected through routine sampling. The US Food and Drug Admin inspection revealed unsanitary conditions including failure to provide hand washing facilities (what does this mean…they had no bathrooms there??); the use of non-cleanable surfaces, i.e. cardboard and duct tape; and also damaged equipment that promoted the growth of microorganisms. Production was temporarily suspended but was resumed shortly afterwards.
As in all these recalls, I wonder about the follow-up. Did anyone check to see if these conditions were fixed??
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