Diamond Pet Foods Recall Expanded Over Salmonella Fears -- Again
The Diamond debacle continues. On May 5, Diamond Pet Foods issued a press release announcing yet another expansion of the ongoing voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012, due to potential salmonella contamination.
In April 2012, Diamond initiated three voluntary recalls of dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for salmonella, Diamond is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution. The company says it has taken corrective actions at its Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for customers and their pets.
Brands involved in the recall are Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge, Professional, 4Health, and Taste of the Wild.
To determine whether pet food that you have bought has been recalled, check the production codes on the back of bags for a number “2” or “3” in the 10th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.
The Diamond recall affects only products distributed in Canada and the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Kirkland Signature products involved in the recall are 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; and Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs.
The production codes on the back of bags in the above list must have both a number “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 11th position. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
The Kirkland recall affects only products distributed in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.
If you are unsure whether food you purchased is included in the recall, or if you would like replacement product or a refund, call toll-free at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST or visit DiamondPetRecall.com.
Better safe than sick.