Diamond Pet Foods, a Missouri-based pet food manufacturer, has issued a recall and suspended production on its dog and puppy dry food because of possible salmonella contamination. The latest recall comes from the same plant that produced mold-contaminated food when dozens of dogs were killed nationwide in 2005.
According to a statement from the company, which is under Schell and Kampeter, Inc., the recall includes the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food and Diamond Puppy Formula produced in a Gaston, S.C. plant. Production has now been suspended after one bag tested positive for salmonella. Four other production codes have been recalled as a precaution, Diamond Pet Foods said.
So far, no illnesses have been reported in dogs. However, Salmonella can affect both pets and humans who handle the contaminated food, especially if they do not wash their hands or if it comes in contact with a surface. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever and can result in serious illness,
The contaminated products were distributed to customers in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
Diamond Pet Foods said it suspended production on April 8 in South Carolina after multiple recalls were issued. The company also issued a recall on April 6 for its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food.
We've taken swift action and suspended production, Diamond Pet Foods spokeswoman Janine Smiley said in a statement. We take quality issues very seriously and will resume production when we can assure that our products meet our stringent quality standards.
Diamond Pet Foods said customers should discard all foods included in the recall and not feed it to their dogs.
Below is the list of recalls for Diamond Pet Foods, with the most recent listed first.
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food
6oz Samples - DPP0401 8 lb - DPP0401B2XALW, Best by Date 7-Apr-2013 20 lb - DPP0101C31XRB, Best by Date 11-Jan-2013 20 lb - DPP0101C31XME, Best by Date 11-Jan-2013 20 lb - DPP0401B22XJW, Best by Date 6-Apr-2013 40 lb - DPP0101C31XME, Best by Date 11-Jan-2013 40 lb - DPP0401B22XJW, Best by Date 6-Apr-2013 40 lb - DPP0401A21XAW, Best by Date 6-Apr-2013 40 lb - DPP0401B21XDJ, Best by Date 7-Apr-2013
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry 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
Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula dry dog food
6lb DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013 20lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013 40lb DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013 40lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013 40lb DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013