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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: 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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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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