Diamond Pet Foods announces mass product recall
2012-05-04 23:06:00 -0700
Where: United States
Diamond Pet Foods expanded their voluntary food recall on May 4, 2012. Several brands produced in its Gaston, South Carolina, plant have been included as a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of customers and their pets from potential salmonella infection.
They also notified several other companies whose products were manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their South Carolina facility. This has prompted several other brands of dog food to be recalled including: Diamond Pet Foods Brands (see below), Natural Balance, Canidae, Wellness and Kirkland. Refer to the individual alerts to determine which product batches have been affected.
The Diamond product recall has now beeen expanded from three specific products identified last month, to entire brands, listed below.
Recall is limited to product manufactured between December 9, 2011 through April 7, 2012 and distributed to 16 states and Canada.
Brands Affected By Recall
* Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
* Country Value
* Diamond Naturals
* Premium Edge
* Taste of the Wild
Production Code Numbers Affected
The recall is limited to product manufactured between December 9, 2011 through April 7, 2012.
This product recall includes all variations under the brands. Please refer to the production code number on your bag to determine whether your product is affected by this recall.
If your production code has a 2 or 3 in the 9th or 10th position AND an “X” in the 11th position, your product is affected by the recall.
If the product you have does not include a 2 or 3 in the 9th or 10th position AND an “X” in the 11th position, your product is not affected by the recall.
The recalled products were distributed to 16 states and Canada. The states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Canada
The US states or Canadian provinces in blue indicate areas in which the greatest distribution of the pet food occurred. The states and provinces in gray indicate areas in which distribution did not occur; however, the food may have been further distributed through pet food channels. It is always best to refer to production codes and best-before dates on your bag.
If you have any questions about this voluntary recall, please contact Diamond Pet Foods at 866-918-8756. For updates on the product recall visit: www.diamondpetrecall.com
To learn more about obtaining a replacement coupon or a refund on these products review Diamond's refund protocol on their website.
Should you or your pet have come in contact with the affected product:
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. At present there are no confirmed reports of pet illnesses.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to the product. If you believe you may have been exposed to Salmonella, monitor yourself for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella.