Costco, Diamond Pet Foods Sued Over Salmonella Outbreak

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Diamond Pet Foods Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. were slapped with a putative class action in New York federal court Wednesday over recent large recalls of dog food linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened pets and at least 15 people.

In the first litigation over the recalls, plaintiff Barbara Marciano said one of her dogs died after eating pet food purchased at a Westbury, N.Y., Costco and manufactured at Diamond’s plant in Gaston, S.C., where the outbreak began. Diamond pulled three brands of dog...
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