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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: 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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To: netmilsmom

In the carolinas.

It’s not Chinese as the earlier thread had people erroneously spouting.


61 posted on 05/08/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Varda

Hey, whatever floats your boat.


62 posted on 05/08/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: netmilsmom

I’m afraid I don’t know. All I can suggest is trying the affected companies’ web sites. (Don’t forget that even foods made in America can use foreign ingredients.)


63 posted on 05/08/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do you think I should go back to PetCo and check?


64 posted on 05/08/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Yes!


65 posted on 05/08/2012 2:50:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I went to PetCo and the kind I bought was still on the shelves. I talked to the manager and he told me that it was not one of the ones that had been recalled. Wellness was recalled and something else I have never heard of.
66 posted on 05/08/2012 3:45:45 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: jboot

My dog is a little overweight and my vet told me to give her snacks of green beans, she eats anything, but no more chicken nuggets or french fries.


67 posted on 05/08/2012 3:49:40 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
No french fries?! My dogs would go on strike!

Actually, they almost never get actual table scraps. And they love frozen green beans.

68 posted on 05/08/2012 3:58:12 PM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
Blue Buffalo is unaffected.

We're a Blue Buff family too! Both dogs and both cats get Blue Buff and LOVE it.

69 posted on 05/08/2012 4:08:48 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: jboot

we do spoil our 4 legged family members don’t we....:O)


70 posted on 05/08/2012 4:17:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Ditter

Good. Well worth the trouble, IMO.


71 posted on 05/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ramcat

You’re welcome.

It’s good stuff.

[but I’m not a man]....LOL


72 posted on 05/08/2012 7:59:14 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Ramcat; BreezyDog

The beef was too heavy and greasy.

It’s *white meat chicken* and rice you want to be feeding upset tummies.

In reality, you only use enough chicken to flavor the rice to get the dog to eat it.

The rice is what does the trick.

Some folks just use chicken broth.

Beef is very, very difficult for upset stomachs.


73 posted on 05/08/2012 8:02:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Ramcat

I’m not a spelling Nazi ~unless~ we’re arguing...LOL


74 posted on 05/08/2012 8:04:14 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“You gotta learn to move fast or you’re not long around”

/Bruce Springsteen

;D


75 posted on 05/08/2012 8:06:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

“The early bird gets the worm, but look what happens to the early worm.”
—??


76 posted on 05/08/2012 8:29:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander
The beef was too heavy and greasy. It’s *white meat chicken* and rice you want to be feeding upset tummies. In reality, you only use enough chicken to flavor the rice to get the dog to eat it. The rice is what does the trick. Some folks just use chicken broth. Beef is very, very difficult for upset stomachs.

Thanks again for the info, Salamander. Man do I appreciate it. (How's that?)

Josh is coming around. I only used beef because the vet recommended it and I get my beef from my bro-in-law. Farm raised and very lean. But, chicken seems like a better idea.

The scary thing through all of this was that Josh never lost his appetite. He'd eat the darn food then later throw it up. We switched him to Canidae years ago and it cleared up his ear problems. We didn't know that Canidae was cooked in the Diamond facilities. Looking for a new chow now.

Be well.

77 posted on 05/09/2012 4:02:18 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Ramcat

Try Halo.

It’s not cheap but it is good.

Here’s some coupons if you want to try it.

http://www.halopets.com/coupons/may12-5d-28lb-bag.php


78 posted on 05/09/2012 7:40:24 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Wellness Venison and sweet potato


79 posted on 05/09/2012 2:27:31 PM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brad's Gramma

My bad, it was Natural Balance venison and sweet potato


80 posted on 05/09/2012 2:30:01 PM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: pietraynor

Thanks. How’s your pooch now? Feeling better I hope?


81 posted on 05/09/2012 3:44:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Seems a little better. Yesterday I took all the bowls, spoons and dishes they use, did a sanitize wash in dishwasher. Tomorrow she goes for a ultra sound to make sure it is nothing else. What is crazy is the 50 pound Sheltie has no symptoms, that's good!
82 posted on 05/09/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: pietraynor

That’s interesting that both don’t show symptoms!

I wish you the best tomorrow with the tests..


83 posted on 05/09/2012 5:32:18 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love my dog, and wouldn’t give it to him tainted food, but I was just thinking. I have seen the neighbors dog across the street eat 3 week old road kill, and not miss a beat. Gotta wonder how much overkill there is with this.


84 posted on 05/09/2012 5:38:43 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Brad's Gramma

There are freeze-dried or dehydrated options for travel for those feeding raw. Check Bravo’s or Honest Kitchen or one of those that specialize in raw food. Hope that helps!


85 posted on 05/09/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Thanks! I’ll look into that.


86 posted on 05/09/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Hope it helps! Just google “raw freeze-dried” or “raw dehydrated”


87 posted on 05/09/2012 7:59:10 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Ramcat
We switched him to Canidae years ago and it cleared up his ear problems. We didn't know that Canidae was cooked in the Diamond facilities.

Canidae used to be made in CA, I believe. Several years ago they outgrew their production and switched part of it to the Diamond Plant.

I bought a 44 pound bag of Canidae on Friday - by Sunday the first bowl still sat untouched. It is a February use by date and even though the early reports said only use by 1/31 recall, I put it all back in the bag to return it.

I bought Royal Canin Sunday and he loves it, although I don't think it is a high quality food. Still looking, but will not buy anything packaged by Diamond.

The last bag of Canidae gave him foul smelling gas - was ready to vet him although acidophylus daily cleared it up. I suspect now that it was also a bad bag of Canidae.

Open to suggestions of a high quality food for a five year old German Shepherd. Can't do raw.

88 posted on 05/10/2012 10:18:04 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Abby4116

Not sure where you live Abby, but my dog does well with Harmony Farms dry. I think it’s only available in the Upstate NY / NW PA area? We discovered it while on vacation one year in Erie, PA. We ran out of Canidae and picked up a bag at a Wegman’s market. Josh loves it.
We live about 100 mi. from Erie so we started buying it on Amazon (free shipping) and mixing it with the Canidae. Now Amazon sells it through one of it’s partners with no free shipping. So, we’re in the same boat as you.
Freeper Salamander suggested Halo which looks interesting and it’s available at Petco.
I saw a post today that Canidae is opening their own facility in Texas this month? Might give them another chance down the road.
Good luck.


89 posted on 05/10/2012 12:39:38 PM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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