This note just came in to me from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.
Adding to the list of pet food recalls voluntarily posted recently by Diamond Pet Foods, the company has issued yet another recall in their product lines — catfood, specifically — because of salmonella.
Diamond added the products to the list to alert pet owners to the potential cat food contamination with a general edit to the information on its recall website regarding the Kirkland brand. The company's website said the recall involves its Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula and Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula dry cat food. No illnesses with pets have been reported.
Distribution reaches to customers in the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. Even if a state is not listed on the distribution list, the product could have made its way there via other pet food channels, the company indicates.
To determine if pet food is recalled, check the production code on the bag. If the code has both a “3” in the ninth position AND an “X” in the 11th position, the product is affected by the recall. The best-before dates for the recalled products are Dec. 9, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013. 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 a.m.-6 p.m. (EST). Visit www.diamondpetrecall.com for more information.
For a full list of recalled dog food, click here Recall
This link is to the Centers for Disease Control. It provides information for pet owners concerned about the Salmonella outbreak. If you have any questions about your pet, call us first. Dr. Silverstone
There was an update to a recent dog food recall. While this food was marketed in Louisiana and not in Virginia, my concern is for any families that may have recently traveled there for the holidays.
Please contact us with any concerns.
Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers
Petrus Feed And Seed Stores, Inc. Recalls Its 21% Dog FoodContact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 14, 2011 - Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product is being recalled because the product was manufactured with corn which tested above acceptable levels for Aflatoxin. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.
The recall only applies 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging Date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307. Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.
The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.
While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 318-443-2259, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.
Please review this urgent recall regarding Iams dog food. If you have any questions or are concerned
|MoreRECALLSRecall: Iams dry dog food—unacceptable levels of the toxin AflatoxinDec 6, 2011 2:30 PMOne lot of P&G's Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food is being recalled due to high levels of a naturally-occurring toxin that can sicken pets, Proctor & Gamble and the U.S. Food and Drug administration announced today.
According to the FDA, the recalled dog food was distributed to specific retailers in the following states: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA. The specific retailers are not named in the recall notice, but the FDA does say that it is a limited number. It is also unclear how many bags of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dog food is included in one lot.
The FDA reports, however, that retailers have removed the affected dog food from store shelves, and that no health effects related to this recall have been reported. No other dry or canned dog and cat food (or dog and cat biscuits, treats or supplements), are affected by this recall.
The recalled dog food has a use by or expiration date of either February 5 or February 6, 2013, and includes the following specific products:
SizeCode DateUPC Code
7.0 lb bag12784177I619014023058.0 lb bag12794177D2
12794177D3190141020817.5 lb bag12794177K1
12794177K21901401848The toxin, Aflatoxin, is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. Pets which have consumed this product and exhibit symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea, should be seen by a veterinarian.
Consumers who purchased the recalled Iams dry dog food should stop using it and throw it away. Consumers can also contact Iams at the number below for a voucher toward a replacement bag of dog food. For more information, or a product replacement or refund call P&G at 866-908-1569, or visit www.iams.com.
P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food [US FDA]
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