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Dog Food Recall – Diamond Recalls Yet Another Product

Okay, this is getting ridiculous.  I am beyond frustrated and am making sure that everyone knows about these recalls.  The shelter in the area used to generally feed this food.  Now they are heartsick that they may have made some of the dogs and themselves ill.  Here is the e-mail I received:

May 18, 2012 — Diamond Pet Foods has announced yet another voluntary dog food recall involving one more of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

The event was reported by the company in a news release dated May 18, 2012.

The recall includes Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb and Rice Formula samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bags manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011.

Salmonella infections can affect both humans and non-human animals and are the result of ingesting contaminated food.

What Products Are Being Recalled?

The recall includes Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb and Rice Formula with the following bag codes and “Best Before” dates:

  • Bag Code DSL0801 26-Aug-2012
  • Bag Code DSL0801 26-Aug-2012
  • Bag Code DSL0801 27-Sept-2012
  • Bag Code DSL0801 18-Oct- 2012
  • Bag Code DSL0801 Samples

Where Were the Recalled Products Sold?

The recall affects products distributed in the following U.S. states:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

What to Do?

Salmonella is serious business — for both you and your pet. So, if you can confirm your dog’s food is one of the products being recalled, stop feeding or handling it immediately.

If you’ve discarded the packaging (something we recommend you never do) – or you’re in any way in doubt – do not take chances. Be safe. Stop feeding the product anyway.

As far as what to do with your recalled product, the company suggests:

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 AM to 6 PM EST

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Food Recall – Brand Added and Bag Code #’s Changed

Here is an e-mail I received regarding an update to the dog food recall.  I hope the next update I receive will be that the recall is over.  This is very frustrating.  Here you go:

Brands. Bag codes. “Best-By” dates. As the Diamond Dog Food Recall of 2012 continues to unfold, it’s become increasingly difficult for a concerned dog owner to keep up with all the changes.
Logo for Diamond Pet Foods
So, to help readers stay up-to-date on this ever-changing event, I’ve created this special summary report.

Here you’ll find links to pages that contain all the important articles, bag codes and best-by dates for each recalled product.

The following is a list of all the brands currently associated with the Diamond Dog Food Recall:

The Bottom Line

Like with human food recalls, dog food recalls are inevitable and unpredictable. So, your only defense is to stay informed.

Due to the widespread nature of this particular event, you may wish to bookmark this page for future reference. That way, if any additions or changes occur, you’ll be able to quickly return to this page and find your way to your specific brand.

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Dog Food Recall Again – More Brands Added

Instead of posting my weekly trick, I am posting an updated list of brands that are being recalled, via an e-mail I received, if you feed your dog dry food, it may be on this updated list:

May 4, 2012 – Diamond Pet Foods has today announced that it is expanding its voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulations due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Logo for Diamond Pet Foods

The affected products were manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012.

This current event is in addition to three other recalls announced by Diamond last month.

According to the company, none of the additional products being recalled today have tested positive for Salmonella. However, the manufacturer claims it is pulling these products from store shelves “as a precaution”.

Brands Included in the Recall

Brands named in this recall now include:

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Kirkland Signature

Distributed in These Locations

The recalled products were manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and were distributed in the following states and Canada:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Canada

However, further geographical distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

Important Batch Information

Due to the ever-changing nature of this unusually widespread recall event, we recommend visiting the special Diamond Pet Foods Recall website for the most up-to-date information.

You may also wish to check out the Diamond news release on which this report was actually based.

The recall site provides specific batch information and diagrams that show how to read package codes and “Best By” dates to accurately identify affected products.

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Dog Food Recall – Diamond Dog Food Recall Widens

I had something else planned for today but this is more important.  The Diamond dog food recall has widened to include PUPPY formula.  Here is the e-mail I received:

On April 30, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods has announced it is now expanding its voluntary dog food recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food.
Logo for Diamond Pet Foods

The company is taking this precautionary measure because sampling has revealed Salmonella in the product.

According to the official press report, no dog illnesses have been reported.

The recall has now been confirmed in a news release posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

What Products Are Affected?

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food with the following packaging descriptions are being recalled:

Distributed in Twelve States

The recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dog food was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and was distributed in the following 12 states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

The product may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers that carry these products to remove them as quickly as possible from the supply chain.

What You Should Know About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet foods, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

People infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

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.

What to Do

Consumers who have purchased Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food with the published production codes and best before dates should discard the product.

For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402.

The company has set up a special website containing all Diamond Dog Food products currently under recall — along with all relevant package codes.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Dog Food Recall – Diamond Dog Food Recall Expanded

Here is what I received in my e-mail today:

On April 26, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods has announced the company is expanding its dog food recall to include one production run of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food.
Logo for Diamond Pet Foods

Apparently, one bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella bacteria.

The recall of four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula is being conducted as a precautionary measure.

No dog illnesses have been reported.

What Products Are Affected

Details of Diamond Dog Food Recall

Distributed in These Ten States

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

And these same agents may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.

The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.

The company goes on to warn:

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.

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. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves 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.

What to Do

Consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with these production codes and best before dates should discard the product.

For more information about this recall, consumers should contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402.

Or visit www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/information.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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