Diamond Pet Foods has announced a voluntary recall of one formula of its dry dog food.
Why It's Being Recalled
The voluntary recall is due to possible salmonella contamination, which affects both the animals eating the food and any humans who come into contact with it. So far, no dogs have been reported to have become sick from the food.
What's Being Recalled
Diamond is recalling some bags of its Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice dry dog food formula. UPDATE: As of 4/27/12, the recall has been expanded to include some bags of Diamond's brand Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul dry dog food as it has tested positive for salmonella contamination.
The specific bags affected by this recall are:
|Product||Product Size||Product Code/Best By Date|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||6 lb||DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||20 lb||DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||40 lb||DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||40 lb||DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||40 lb||DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013|
|Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula||35 lb||CLF0102B31XCW, Best by Date 27/JAN/2013|
|Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula||35 lb||CLF0102B31XCW, Best by Date 28/JAN/2013|
|Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula||35 lb||CLF0102B32XWR, Best by Date 28/JAN/2013|
|Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula||6 lb||CLF0102B3XALW, Best by Date 28/JAN/2013|
These bags of food were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. The affected bags may have been distributed further to other states, so even if you are not in one of those states you should check your bag of Diamond food.
What To Do
If you have this food, stop feeding it immediately and throw it away. You can contact Diamond Pet Foods at 1-800-442-0402 for a product refund and answers to any questions you may have. You should also familiarize yourself with symptoms of salmonella poisoning and keep an eye on your dog.
Canine symptoms of salmonella are decreased appetite, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. The same symptoms appear for humans who have been infected with salmonella. To prevent potential contamination, get rid of the affected food and make sure to wash your hands thoroughly.