Skip to comments.Major Brand Pet Foods Recalled Due To Salmonella
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)
Wellness (WelPet LLC)
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 Lovers Soul
· Country Value
· Diamond Naturals
· Premium Edge
· 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 Natures 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.
No offense Slings and Arrows, but that list is incomplete at this time. Diamond made a real mess out of communicating with the public regarding these recalls. They trickled out information all weekend long and even their own list is incomplete...Wellness isn’t on it!
Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled some brands of dry dog and cat food that it manufactured in its Gaston, S.C. facility between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination. The brands that were recalled on May 4 have not tested positive for Salmonella. The company is recalling certain batches of these brands, however, as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets. Consumers should check this website for the production codes and best-before dates on the bags of recalled food, and discontinue feeding it. To learn whether or not the brand of dog or cat food you use is included in the recall, please select it from the list below. Please note: we have issued CORRECTED production codes for all the brands below except for Apex. Each brand’s page will have the CORRECTED production codes.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul
Taste of the Wild
Kirkland Signature/Kirkland Signature Natures Domain
I feed my critters people food, because they think they are people!
Serioiusly, thanks for the post. I read labels all the time, stay away from Sam’s pet food because it’s made in China. guess you can’t be too careful.
Have you tried Nature’s Variety Foods?
Test & Hold Protocol
Natures Variety utilizes a test and hold protocol to ensure that all products test negative for harmful bacteria before being released for sale.
Natures Variety uses a third party laboratory to test every lot of finished product in order to confirm that it is negative for select pathogenic bacteria (Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes). When the test results are reviewed and confirmed negative, the product is released for shipment to our distributor partners and then on to retail stores.
I put out some asparagus for my two dogs yesterday. One of them ate it, but the other one didn’t, the ingrate. - They count on their slice of baloney every night, cheese sometimes. Peanut butter and crackers, I feed for laughs when it sticks to the roofs of their mouths. They like it; but it does stick to the roofs of their mouths. They also like their Purina dry food and nibble on it as they like. The cat likes her tuna and sliced deli turkey breast; Nine Lives is the only one she can keep down (dry kind).
They are all “gold bricks”; attractive and valuable, but just lay there most of the time.
Our cats wouldn’t eat the Costco dry food. I returned the bag and bought Purina at the grocery store (which they love). They tend to barf up the dry Friskies brand (but will eat the Friskies wet food in small cans),
My 8yr old Golden, (Josh) is sick as a dog. (sorry not funny)
He’s done well with Canidae dry for many years. Current bag of Canidae Chicken & Rice formula doesn’t meet the recall information but what else could it be? He’s never sick.
Found out about the recall today. Took him to the Vet’s. He’s running a slight fever.
Three meds and boiled ground beef and rice for three days.
The Vet thinks he’ll be OK.
The only problem has been vets. We learned a long time ago to tell them that our dogs are fed a high-dollar dry food (I usually say Science Diet because that is the brand that the vet sells). Otherwise we get serious negative feedback. We actually had to get a new vet at one point because the old vet refused to render a diagnosis for a potentially serious issue on account of the dog being fed "table scraps" and refused to treat the dog further until we switched him to commercial dry food for ten days.
Also learned never to tell the vet that you buy pet meds online. I swear that if they could have called the cops on us they would have.
My dogs eat chicken, pork or beef. They don’t like dog food. One will eat it sometimes but usually not. I cook for them. Wish they would eat dog food, though. A lot less work and cost.
I’m taking back my TOTW.
[BG...thought you should know]
In case nobody’s heard of it, 4Health is the new “store brand” that Tractor & Supply started carrying last year.
*Some* of the varieties were pretty decent food.
So much for that.
Diamond has their filthy hands in everything.
Solid Gold dog food recalled as part of Diamond Pet Food recall
The following products will be part of this voluntary precautionary recall. Only the two foods with this particular best before date and batch code will be part of the recall.
Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Food
Best before December 30, 2012
Batch code starting with SGL1201
Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food
Best before December 30, 2012
Batch code starting with SGB1201
No other Solid Gold products are affected.
It’s just one variant of salmonella:
A distinction is made between enteritis Salmonella and Salmonella typhoid/paratyphoid Salmonella, where the latterbecause of a special virulence factor and a capsule protein (virulence antigen)can cause serious illness, such as Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi. Salmonella typhi. is adapted to humans and does not occur in other animals.
Just for the sake of helping him along, start stuffing probiotics into him, too.
ProBios is good and is available at feed stores.
The big box pet stores will have probiotics, too.
If you can’t find those, LIVE culture yogurt is better than nothing.
Hope your pup gets well soon.
Blue Buffalo is unaffected.
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.
We have never trusted the commercial pet foods. We make our own. Have a very healthy and happy dog. Much cheaper to feed too.
Diamond has been the subject of an inordinate number of recalls for a variety of issues over the last few years...
Most commercial food is made with corn and other grains, which are not very good for dogs.
If the first few ingredients are corn or cornmeal, stay away from that brand.
This is why my dogs are on the “Raw Meaty Bones” diet. This way I know what they are eating. They’re healthy, happy, look and smell good, and the vet always comments on just how great they look.