Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food after sampling revealed Salmonella in the product.
No dog illnesses have been reported.
According to the notice, the recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food includes:
– 40 lb., production code DPP0401B22XJW, best-by 6-Apr-2013
– 40 lb., production code DPP0401A21XAW, best-by 6-Apr-2013
– 40 lb., production code DPP0101C31XME, best-by 11-Jan-2013
– 40 lb., production code DPP0401B21XDJ, best-by 7-Apr-2013
– 20 lb., production code DPP0401B22XJW, best-by 6-Apr-2013
– 20 lb., production code DPP0101C31XME, best-by 11-Jan-2013
– 20 lb., production code DPP0101C31XRB, best-by 11-Jan-2013
– 8 lb., production code DPP0401B2XALW, best-by 7-Apr-2013
– 6 oz., samples, production code DPP0401
The recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food was manufactured at Diamond Pet Foods’ plant in Gaston, S.C., and distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The product may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels. The company says it is working directly with distributors and retailers that carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.
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, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com.
Diamond Pet Foods announced a recall April 6 for certain batches of its Diamond Natural Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food and also announced a second recall April 26 of certain production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact a veterinarian.© Food Safety News