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.
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.
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???
May your dog recover fully and quickly.
Gotta remember that non-salmonella thing...
May she get better soon.
Where are these foods made?
Beat me to it.
No offense taken. Thanks for the update.
May they stay so.
In the carolinas.
It’s not Chinese as the earlier thread had people erroneously spouting.
Hey, whatever floats your boat.
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.)
Do you think I should go back to PetCo and check?
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.
Actually, they almost never get actual table scraps. And they love frozen green beans.
We're a Blue Buff family too! Both dogs and both cats get Blue Buff and LOVE it.
we do spoil our 4 legged family members don’t we....:O)
Good. Well worth the trouble, IMO.
It’s good stuff.
[but I’m not a man]....LOL
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.
I’m not a spelling Nazi ~unless~ we’re arguing...LOL
“You gotta learn to move fast or you’re not long around”
“The early bird gets the worm, but look what happens to the early worm.”
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.
It’s not cheap but it is good.
Here’s some coupons if you want to try it.
Wellness Venison and sweet potato
My bad, it was Natural Balance venison and sweet potato
Thanks. How’s your pooch now? Feeling better I hope?
That’s interesting that both don’t show symptoms!
I wish you the best tomorrow with the tests..
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.
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!
Thanks! I’ll look into that.
Hope it helps! Just google “raw freeze-dried” or “raw dehydrated”
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.
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.