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The following recall information was released today by Diamond Pet Foods, the makers of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul brand dog food. The recall applies to foods distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. If you’re in one of those states and feed this brand, check your labels!
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Issues Voluntary Recall
Recall is limited to one formula of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul distributed to 10 states
Diamond Pet Foods is recalling one production run of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food. One bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella, and the recall of the four production codes is being conducted as a precautionary measure.
We encourage consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with the specific production codes and best before dates to discard the product. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused our customers and their dogs. No dog illnesses have been reported.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food:
35 lb – CLF0102B31XCW, Best by Date 27/JAN/2013
35 lb – CLF0102B31XCW, Best by Date 28/JAN/2013
35 lb – CLF0102B32XWR, Best by Date 28/JAN/2013
6 lb – CLF0102B3XALW, Best by Date 28/JAN/2013
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.
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. Healthy 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. 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.
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 us at 800-442-0402.
Does it affect the canned food?
Please note that most foods are shipped to distributors, who reship to retailers. Most of the big distributors cover several states. The Massachusetts distributor would cover all of New England.