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Diamond Pet Foods Expands Dry Dog Food Recall

Diamond Pet Foods has expanded a recall, announced April 6 for certain batches of its Diamond Natural Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food, to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food.

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One bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella, and the company says the recall of the four production codes is a precautionary measure.

No dog illnesses have been reported. 

The latest recall is for:

- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food in 35 lb. bags with the production code CLF0102B31XCW and best-by date 27/JAN/2013 and 28/JAN/2013; and production code CLF0102B32XWR and best-by date 28/JAN/2013

- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food in 6 lb. bags with the production code CLF0102B3XALW and best-by date 28/JAN/2013

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, and may have been further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.

Diamond Pet Foods says it is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.

Consumers who purchased the recalled Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food should discard the product.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If pets have consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, a veterinarian should be contacted.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, or by visiting www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/information.

Diamond Pet Foods earlier recall included: 

-  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

On April 8, Diamond Pet Foods temporarily suspended delivery of all products made at its Gaston, S.C., plant. 

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  • Melody

    I fed my cats Chicken Soup for the pet lovers soul Cat food for three months last fall. In December, one of our cats, who is 3 1/2, was diagnosed with kidney failure and we stopped feeding them this food. Last month, another of our kitties was diagnosed with renal failure and he died on April 18th, 2012. I don’t know if this food caused this or not, but I need to get the word out there to find out if anyone else has had any sick kitties from this food.

  • Antoinette Jackson

    I am glad I came across this post. As I just wrote this letter to the company not that they will probably care. But I am hopping mad. Even the bad cheap cat foods do not change their products SO dramatically that the cats won’t even recognize it, smell it or eat it anymore. What the heck did they do and WHY? Here is what I wrote. Now I guess I will just have to keep trying all the other high end brands. So far she would not eat 3 others and now since they changed theirs she won’t eat it either anymore. I am SO MAD!!!
    I am SO UPSET and my 1% cat is even more so! Zenna has been happily eating your food ever since it came out 5 or so years ago! Now you went and changed it! It is no longer GREAT it is so bad now my cat will not eat it! It is not the same shape not the same texture, not the same smell and does not have all the goodies of the rub all over each piece. What were you thinking? Do you know how many cats are now going to refuse to eat it??? Cats are very particular as you should know. I don’t know WHAT to do! This is a TERRIBLE situation! It just sits in her bowel. I have had to special order it for 2 yrs. here on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Now this! I’ve tried three other foods just waiting for it to come in and now it is no better than Canidae and looks the same even. I have to register my utter displeasure that you did this horrible thing to me and my cat! I am extremely upset!!! My cat sits by her bowel all day long waiting for the REAL Chicken Soup For the Cat Lovers Soul!!!!