Diamond Pet Foods Dog Food Recall

Diamond Pet Foods has recently expanded the pet foods involved in the voluntary recall

You have probably heard about the recall of certain pet foods manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in their manufacturing facility located in Gaston, SC.  However, the recall continues to be expanded.  The original three brands of recalled dry dog food recalled after samples tested positive for Salmonella were:

  • Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice Formula for Adult Dogs
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula
  • Diamond Puppy Formula

On May 3rd, the CDC reported a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Infantis in humans linked to dry dog food, which resulted in 14 people being infected in 9 different states. According to the company, no animals have been sickened. The CDC recommended that consumers check their homes for these products, and discard these products if found.

Most recently Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily expanded their recall to include the following additional products manufactured in the Gaston plant:

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

How to tell if you have some of the recalled pet food? First, look for the production code on the pet food bag. If the 9th or 10th character on the Production Code is a 2 or a 3, followed by an X (2X or 3X), then that product is included in the recall. The recalled bags of pet food have a “Best Before Date” of December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

How to determine if a bag of Diamond Pet Food dog food is involved in the recall

Additionally, last month Diamond Pet Foods recalled some Kirkland Signature brands sold at Costco.  The Kirkland Signature pet foods include the following products with a “Best Before Date” of December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013:

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs

Wellpet, LLC, has also announced a voluntary recall of Wellness dry dog food which was produced at the Gaston, SC, facility linked to the Diamond Pet Foods recall. The product involved is

  • Wellness Complete Health Super5 Mix Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb bags, 30 lb bags, and 5 oz sample bags with “Best By” dates of January 9, 2013 through January 11, 2013.

The manufacturer notes “The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet’s own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.”

If you have any questions regarding whether your pet’s food is involved in the recall, you can contact Diamond Pet Foods at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers may also go to a special website, diamondpetrecall.com, for more information.

The illness is contracted by people after handling the infected dog food and failing to wash their hands. Regardless of which food you give to your pets, it is always important to take precautions for safe handling of any pet food.

Update 05/08/12:

Natural Balance Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of some of their dry dog food which was manufactured at the Diamond Pet Foods Gaston, SC plant due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The recall includes selected bags of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog, Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog, Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog, and Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog brands.   The Natural Balance website maintains a list of the specific products included in the recall.

If you have this dog food, you are advised to dispose of it safely.  For additional information, contact Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PST.

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  4. A friend of mine’s dog got sick from eating Taste of the Wild and when she called the company all they had to say was “prove it”. Why was a generalized notification sent to newspapers? If I hadnt forwarded an email to her about the dog food recall, she never would have known and her dog would probably be dead now. These pets are some peoples children. Cant more be done about this???

    • Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianMay 28, 2012 at 8:33 am · Reply

      Most of this is sadly only published in the media in Newspapers and on TV.

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  9. Thank you for all this information. It is so important to know what kind of food we are feeding our dogs because it will determine how happy and healthy they will be and how long we will be able to enjoy their company.

    • Dr. Michael Dym, VMD veterinarianSeptember 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm · Reply

      You are very welcome. Consider natural diets like wysong, halo or natures variety from 1800petmeds.

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  11. Very relevant and useful information. One cannot be too sure when it comes to food for our dogs. The food we give our dogs should be of the best quality; and we need to do everything on our level to make this possible. Thanks for sharing again.

    • Now so many food has been reported that does great harm our human beings and animal. I even have no idea to buy healthy food for my lovely dog. Maybe the only thing we can do is pay much attention to those recall pet food just you posted and let our dogs avoid eating them!

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