Costco, Diamond Pay $2M To Settle Dog Food Salmonella Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- Diamond Pet Foods Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday agreed to pay $2 million to settle a proposed class action over large recalls in 2012 of dog food linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened pets and 14 people.

Plaintiff Barbara Marciano alleged 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 food off shelves in April 2012.

The settlement covers...
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