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  • Cathy Mack
    Hi all, OT but important for you to know there s another recall from Diamond, see below! Feel free to repost! Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2012
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      Hi all, OT but important for you to know there's another recall from Diamond,
      see below! Feel free to repost!




      Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential
      Salmonella Contamination

      Batches of the brands manufactured between
      December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 are affected

      Consumer Contact: 866-918-8756
      Media Contact: 816-255-1974

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2012

      Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to
      include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between
      December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination.

      In April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods initiated three voluntary recalls of Diamond
      manufactured dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being
      recalled have tested positive for Salmonella, the company is pulling them from
      store shelves as a precaution. Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with
      federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently
      expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their
      pets.

      The company stated: “We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C.,
      facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers
      and their pets.”

      Brands included in the recall include:

      Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
      Country Value
      Diamond
      Diamond Naturals
      Premium Edge
      Professional
      4Health
      Taste of the Wild

      To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the
      production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th
      or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the
      recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

      The following graphic illustrates how to read the production code and
      best-before date:

      The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states and
      Canada. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

      Alabama
      Florida
      Georgia
      Indiana
      Kentucky
      Massachusetts
      Maryland
      Michigan
      Mississippi
      New York
      North Carolina
      Ohio
      Pennsylvania
      South Carolina
      Tennessee
      Virginia
      Canada

      The Kirkland Signature products included in the recall include:

      Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula
      (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
      Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula
      (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
      Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula
      (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
      Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken
      & Vegetables (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
      Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula
      (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
      Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (December 9,
      2012 through January 31, 2013)
      Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for
      Dogs (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)

      To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the
      production codes on the back of bags must have both a number “3” in the 10th
      digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the recalled
      brands listed are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.

      The following illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:

      The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states,
      Puerto Rico and Canada.

      Alabama
      Connecticut
      Delaware
      Florida
      Georgia
      Maryland
      Massachusetts
      New Hampshire
      New Jersey
      New York
      North Carolina
      Pennsylvania
      South Carolina
      Tennessee
      Vermont
      Virginia
      Canada
      Puerto Rico

      Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may cause consumers and their
      pets. Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the
      recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond
      Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m.
      – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers may also go to a special website,
      www.diamondpetrecall.com, for more information. The company is working with
      distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from
      shelves.

      Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal
      pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody
      diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be
      carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the
      recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

      Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella,
      especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact
      with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been
      exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following
      symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and
      fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely
      to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old,
      organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment
      for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited
      number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella. We are
      working with the CDC, but due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment
      further.

      See the Diamond Pet Food Recall website for more info.

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      Regards,
      The The Pet Food List Forums Team.

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