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Toxic Pet Food

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The US Food and Drug Administration says at least 76 dogs nationwide, including Alabama, have died after eating contaminated pet food made at a Gaston, South Carolina, plant.

Officials at Diamond Pet Foods Incorporated have promised to reimburse pet owners for vet bills and other costs associated with the poisoning caused by a fungus on corn and other grains called aflatoxin.

The company set up a call center staffed with veterinarians. At its peak, the center received two-thousand calls a day, but was down to about 700 calls last week.

For more information call the company at 573-229-4203 or visit the Web sites http://www.diamondpet.com or http://www.fda.gov.

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