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Sunday, June 10, 2012

FYI - pet food recall

Fwd: Expanded Diamond Recall
Information sent to us from our vet's office

Subject: Expanded Diamond Recall
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2012 10:16:02 -0600
From: Companion Animal Hospital <>
Reply-To: Companion Animal Hospital <>


Diamond Pet Foods 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

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.

Brands included in the recall include:

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

Country Value


Diamond Naturals

Premium Edge



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,

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
(866)918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST.


Natural Balance Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a
voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured by
Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina facility.

Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of the
products included in the recall has tested positive for Salmonella, the
company has voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary

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 Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493
(8am – 5pm, PST). Consumers may also go to
for more information. The company is working with distributors and
retailers to ensure all involved date codes are removed from shelves

Read the Full Statement and Get Product Codes
from Natural Balance Pet Food


CDC is collaborating with public health and agriculture officials in
multiple states and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to
investigate an ongoing multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Infantis
infections. Public health investigators used DNA "fingerprints" of
Salmonella bacteria obtained through diagnostic testing with
pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, or PFGE, to identify cases of illness
that may be part of this outbreak. They used data from PulseNet, the
national subtyping network made up of state and local public health
laboratories and federal food regulatory laboratories that performs
molecular surveillance of foodborne infections. The outbreak strain is
rare and typically 0-3 isolates are reported per month.

Multiple brands of dry pet food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at a
single manufacturing facility in South Carolina have been linked to
some of the human Salmonella infections. People who think they might
have become ill after contact with dry pet food or with an animal that
has eaten dry pet food should consult their health care providers.

A total of 14 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of
Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 9 states. The number of ill
persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1),
Connecticut (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (3), New
Jersey (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1), and Virginia (1).

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