WellPet voluntarily recalls one product due to salmonella concerns
2012-05-04 23:55:00 -0700
Where: United States
WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.
Diamond Pet Foods also has 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, Natural Balance, Canidae, Wellness (see below) and Kirkland. Refer to the individual alerts to determine which product batches have been affected.
The Wellness product involved in this voluntary recall are:
Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013.
Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.
No other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall. WellPet also said that they no longer purchase any products from Diamond Pet Foods.
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call the company at (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).
The company said that Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers, and the recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella.