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Pet Food Recall Expands

Pet Food Recall Expands

A growing number of pet food companies have been recalling products manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at its facility in Gaston, S.C., over concerns about Salmonella contamination.

Diamond Pet Foods recalled a three of its brands in April, including Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice dry dog food, Diamond Puppy Formula and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, after Salmonella Infantis was found at its plant, which is believed to have been the cause of 14 cases of Salmonella poisoning in nine states in people who handled the contaminated pet food or were in contact with dogs, according to the CDC.

Pets who have been affected can show the same symptoms as humans, including loss of appetite, fever, lethargy, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Pets who have been exposed to Salmonella may also show no symptoms, but continue to spread bacteria. The CDC offers a helpful list of tips for pet owners who suspect their pets may be affected, and another list to help people avoid contamination from dry pet food and treats.

Brands that are being recalled include:



Natural Balance

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul

Taste of the Wild


Country Value

Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge, Professional and 4health


Kaytee Forti-Diet for mice, rats and hamsters

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets

Batches that are affected were manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012, but do not include canned food or treats.

According to Diamond Pet Foods, to find out if your pet food is affected check the production code. If the code on your pet food “has a “2″ or “3″ in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position and your best-before date is between December 9, 2012 and April 7, 2013, your product is affected by the recall. If the product you have does not include a “2″ or “3″ in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position and your best-before date is not between December 9, 2012 and April 7, 2013, your product is not affected” (example graphic).

If you have questions or want more information about recalled dog food you can contact Diamond Pet Foods at 866-918-8756 or visit You can also make a consumer complaint to the FDA if you or your pet has been affected.

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5:50AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Our companion should eat more healthily

10:28AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

From what some contributors have said I presume that pet food in the US is not made to the same standard as human food. In the European Union (I live in the UK) all pet food has to be fit for human consumption, the concern being that a young child might eat food (most likely dry food I guess) left down for a pet. This doesn't guarantee that all pet food is safe all the time, food intended for human consumption sometimes has issued associated with it but it does limit the chances

10:12AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Grazie per la condivisione.

10:12AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Grazie per la condivisione.

8:08PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ---St. Francis of Assisi..."

11:31AM PDT on May 20, 2012

another reason dog food should be made of human grade ingredients .

6:05AM PDT on May 20, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:51PM PDT on May 16, 2012

FDA Inspection Report on the plant that made the food - unsanitary conditions, duct tape repairs, no microbiological testing done:

10:58AM PDT on May 14, 2012

Scary, scary stuff.........I hope that there aren't any deaths associated with this tainted food. Guess there is nothing that's truly safe anymore.

11:38PM PDT on May 11, 2012

Not all pet food makers are doing that. Try viewing this site for more details.
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