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Major Brand Pet Foods Recalled Due To Salmonella
The Animal Rescue Site ^ | 5/7/12

Posted on 05/08/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

May 7, 2012 9:23:00 AM

On May 4, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods expanded a pet food recall due to possible salmonella contamination.  More than a dozen people in several states may have been infected due to contact with contaminated pet food.   Affected foods include specific lots of dry dog and cat food branded as:

Diamond Pet Food
Kirkland Signature (Costco brand)
Natural Balance
Wellness (WelPet LLC)
Canidae
Apex Pet Foods

These foods were widely distributed in the U.S. and Canada.

You can check your pet food to see if it has been recalled.  Affected bags of food have best-before dates between December 9, 2012, and April 7, 2013.   Recalled foods include:

·  Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
·  Country Value
·  Diamond
·  Diamond Naturals
·  Premium Edge
·  Professional
·  4Health
·  Taste of the Wild
·  Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb
·  Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken
·  Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken
·  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
·  Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs
·  Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy
·  Canidae Dog, All Life Stages
·  Canidae Dog, Chicken Meal & Rice
·  Canidae Dog, Lamb Meal & Rice
·  Canidae Dog, Platinum
·  Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog
·  Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog
·  Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog
·  Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog
·  Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites
·  Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites

Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can affect both animals and humans.  Symptoms may include decreased appetite, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain.  Pets and people who carry the disease can infect others, so if you or your pet are experiencing symptoms and you have purchased and used the affected dog food, take all due precaution and see a doctor and/or veterinarian.  You can prevent spread of the disease by washing your hands thoroughly and following physician instructions.

If you have purchased one of the recalled pet foods, you should immediately stop feeding it to your animals, and contact the place you purchased the pet food from - refunds may be available.  For complete information, visit the Diamond Pet Foods recall page, the Costco pet product recall pages, the Natural Balance recall page, the Wellness recall page, the Canidae recall page, or the FDA's recall page, which has information on multiple brands in the Animal Health section.  The CDC also has information on documented salmonella contamination.



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animals; costco; doggieping; foodsupply; kittyping; recall
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To: Slings and Arrows

The video by NaturalBalance’s president makes the problem a little clearer for users of that brand. In short, Diamond Foods is a co-manufacturer of several formulas for different dog food companies and Diamond’s facilities are the problem.

My dog’s food is home cooked fresh low-fat pork loin suplemented with a handful of Natural Balance’s potato and duck small bites.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Slings and Arrows

The video by NaturalBalance’s president makes the problem a little clearer for users of that brand. In short, Diamond Foods is a co-manufacturer of several formulas for different dog food companies and Diamond’s facilities are the problem.

My dog’s food is home cooked fresh low-fat pork loin suplemented with a handful of Natural Balance’s potato and duck small bites.


42 posted on 05/08/2012 12:36:38 PM PDT by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: balls

here’s the video: http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/home/NB_productFAQ.html


43 posted on 05/08/2012 12:38:03 PM PDT by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Slings and Arrows
I bought a bag of Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Venison about a week ago. I throw away the sack after I put the food in a plastic container so I don't know anything else except that my 4 dogs are not showing any sign of illness.
44 posted on 05/08/2012 12:40:32 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: pietraynor

Call your vet and give him a “clue”, because he apparently lost his...


45 posted on 05/08/2012 12:49:07 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Salamander

Thanks man, good thinking.
Just picked up some Pro Bios from Tractor Supply.
Will start this evening.


46 posted on 05/08/2012 12:52:24 PM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Salamander

In the approx half hour, since I posted the *Diamond* image above, I tracked down that the bag of Canidae we feed The Winchester isn’t in the recall. Phew! We wouldn’t have qualified for a return/rebate b/c we didn’t have the receipt.

Good night nurse...another thing to worry about. Geez.:(

Hug your pups for me!


47 posted on 05/08/2012 12:56:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This affects people not dogs. The people effected are immuned compromised (ex: AIDS patients). Dogs can eat rotten stuff (carrion) with no ill effects, people can’t.
I’ll just continue my policy of not eating dog food.


48 posted on 05/08/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by Varda
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To: BreezyDog
We did rice and ground beef with Cocoa too...I found it puked up in the back yard. She is 11 so that didn’t help. But she was bouncing around last night when it was time for the walk.

Just returned from Tractor Supply where I picked up some Pro Bios that Freeper Salamaner recommended. Josh was sitting at the door waiting for me, ready to play. Good sign. Hope Cocoa is well.

49 posted on 05/08/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Ramcat

Sorry Salamander, I’m better with dogs than spelling.


50 posted on 05/08/2012 1:08:09 PM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: jayrunner

Yep, my cat got sick, high fever and wouldn’t eat, Vet couldn’t figure out the cause, 2 over-nites and almost to the point of needing a feeding tube, I suspected it was Whiskas cat food in packets that originated from Thailand, I now look for made in USA. I don’t mind the cheap canned food so much because a cat in the wild would probably be eating a similar diet.


51 posted on 05/08/2012 1:09:09 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: pietraynor

I’m sorry to hear that.

Which food were you feeding and was it on the recall list??

I ask as I have 4 bags if TOTW but the dates are *good*...

I’d consider doing raw..but what about when a person travels? Then what???


52 posted on 05/08/2012 1:53:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: BreezyDog

May your dog recover fully and quickly.


53 posted on 05/08/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

Gotta remember that non-salmonella thing...


54 posted on 05/08/2012 1:54:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pietraynor

May she get better soon.


55 posted on 05/08/2012 1:57:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Where are these foods made?


56 posted on 05/08/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: BuffaloJack
Salmonella is a genus, not a species. S. typhi does cause typhus, but most salmonella poisoning is actually S. enteriditis.
57 posted on 05/08/2012 2:05:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Beat me to it.


58 posted on 05/08/2012 2:06:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EBH

No offense taken. Thanks for the update.


59 posted on 05/08/2012 2:07:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ditter

May they stay so.


60 posted on 05/08/2012 2:10:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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