The Diamond Pet Foods plant in Gaston has been shut down for a month.
More than a dozen people across the country have been sickened by dog food made in Lexington County. Diamond Pet Foods shut down its operations at a plant in Gaston last month after a salmonella outbreak, according to this Associated Press article in the Post & Courier. The company said no dogs have been sickened. The company paid millions in 2005 after its food was found to have sickened and killed dozens of dogs.