Pet food manufacturer, Diamond Foods, is once again expanding upon their voluntary recall of certain dry dog foods. The company is voluntarily recalling the dog food as a precaution against possible salmonella contamination. As of yet, no dog illnesses have been reported.
If your dog eat Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food OR Diamond Puppy Formula dry food, check the label carefully. If you have any concerns about your dog food, contact Diamond Pet Foods.
Diamond Pet Foods Voluntary Recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice and Diamond Puppy Formula
UPDATED: April 30, 2012
Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food and Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. The company took this precautionary measure because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No dog illnesses have been reported.
Customers who have purchased the following product, in the following states, with the specific production and “Best Before” codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it:
Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice – dry dog food:
6lb – DLR0101D3XALW, “Best Before” Date 04 Jan 2013
20lb – DLR0101C31XAG, “Best Before” Date 03 Jan 2013
40lb – DLR0101C31XMF, “Best Before” Date 03 Jan 2013
40lb – DLR0101C31XAG, “Best Before” Date 03 Jan 2013
40lb – DLR0101D32XMS, “Best Before” Date 04 Jan 2013
Diamond Puppy Formula – dry dog food:
6oz Samples – DPP0401
8 lb – DPP0401B2XALW, “Best Before” Date 07 Apr 2013
20 lb – DPP0101C31XRB, “Best Before” Date 11 Jan 2013
20 lb – DPP0101C31XME, “Best Before” Date 11 Jan 2013
20 lb – DPP0401B22XJW, “Best Before” Date 06 Apr 2013
40 lb – DPP0101C31XME, “Best Before” Date 11 Jan 2013
40 lb – DPP0401B22XJW, “Best Before” Date 06 Apr 2013
40 lb – DPP0401A21XAW, “Best Before” Date 06 Apr 2013
40 lb – DPP0401B21XDJ, “Best Before” Date 07 Apr 2013
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
People infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.
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 at 800-442-0402, 8 am – 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com.