Diamond has announced it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between Dec. 9, 2011, and April 7, 2012, due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Brands included in the recall include:
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
- Country Value
- Diamond Naturals
- Premium Edge
- Taste of the Wild
The latest company to issue a recall is Natural Balance Pet Foods. More details here. Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service number is (800) 829-4493.
WellPet LLC has also recalled Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013. Call WellPet for more information: (877) 227-9587.
And for the first time, cat food is included on the recall list. Costco’s Kirkland Signature products are now included in the recall list.
The Kirkland Signature items in the recall include:
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula (Best Before Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables (Best Before Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan.31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (Dec. 9, 2012, through Jan. 31, 2013)
To determine if your pet food is recalled, check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are Dec. 9, 2012, through April 7, 2013.
The CDC reports that 14 people in 9 states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis.
"People who became ill, the thing that was common among them was that they had fed their pets Diamond Pet Foods," CDC spokeswoman Lola Russell said.
And "multiple brands of dry pet food" produced by Diamond at their South Carolina facility have been linked to some of the human Salmonella infections.
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 this 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.
If you are unsure if the product you purchased is included in the recall, or if you would like replacement product or a refund, you can contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. They also have a website http://diamondpetrecall.com/