Monday, May 7, 2012

Dog Food Recall

Below is an article form by Mike Sagman about recent pet food recalls.  I also received an email from my supplier that the Taste of the Wild recall includes cat food too.  So check your food to see if it is on the recall list. 

My little dog was having diarrhea and I had to put him on the meat and rice diet.  Even though the company is reporting that there is only a 'risk', it isn't worth taking a chance on your pet's health.  It is especially risky if your pet has a weakened system already due to other disease.

Article by Mike Sagman

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

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
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Canada
However, further geographical distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

How to Know If You Have a Recalled Product
If your pet’s food has been recalled, the production codes on the bags will have a number “2” or “3” in the 9th position and an “X” in the 10th or 11th position.
The best before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.
The following diagram illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:

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