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.
THANKS Slings and Arrows!
I help at a local no-kill cat shelter and we get a lot of cat food donations will let the shelter know. :)=^..^=
You’re very welcome.
Diamond is the brand many pointing dog kennels and trainers use. Or did, at any rate, until the 2005 aflatoxin recall in which a number of dogs died as I recall. I no longer use it.
No one that is any good and knows what they are doing feeds Diamond. It is pure crap. You might as well feed sawdust... The ONLY reason anyone feeds it is because it is dirt cheap. And in this case, you get what you pay for.
I am done with Diamond. I have fed it for years with good results but their quality control is out of control. I am going with Purina Pro from now on.
Thank you for the information-I feed only Pedigree to my Husky and Friskies/Purina to my cats, but I left a message for my neighbor who buys that Natural Balance for her Sheltie.
What they aren’t telling you is that “Taste of the Wild” made in Gaston, NC, is also on the recall list. It’s mostly sold through distibutors, but is a (usually) grain free high quality food. I am watching my dam and her 11 day old pups closely for salmonella.
Kirkland Signature Natures Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs
She couldn't keep anything in her front or back...she lived though.
Thanks! I finally checked, and neither of my bags are from the affected product line (so far). But at nearly $50/30lbs, I expect better than that of Taste of the Wild. It’s ridiculous to spend that much on friggin dogfood, but one dog has an especially delicate digestive system. The non-salmonella TotW helps a lot with that...
Just e-mailed. :)=^..^=
Commercial dog food is bad and should only be fed sparingly.
It is much better to feed dogs human grade food. I feed my five dogs meat and vegetables every night and they are in fantastic health.
It’s not hard to do at all, and it’s less expensive than people think.
My experience exactly, including the switch to Purina. In its early years Diamond had a reputation for premium feeds at a reasonable price. No longer. They’ve done it to themselves.
Thanks for the info................I have 2 dogs and I sure wouldn’t want to see them sick!
When will we ever get back to calling it typhoid?
Salmonella is the name of the bacterial that causes the disease, typhoid.
Remember Typhoid Mary? She was the carrier of the salmonella bacteria that got so many people sick with typhoid.
I have 4 bags of the 4 Health which is on the recall list, its going back this afternoon. I mix it with Royal Canin for my two German Shepherds. My female shepherd has a delicate digestive system and the combination is very satisfactory. I cut cost by mixing the less expensive with the more expensive. They have eaten about a third of a bag and they are fine as well as myself. Can’t wait to get rid of it and its a crime that this happens, usually by the time we get the word, its too late. Hopefully not this time.
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