Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall of nine brands of dry pet food made between Dec. 9, 2001 and April 7 due to potential salmonella contamination, this Missouri-based company announced.

We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets, Diamond Pet Foods said in a statement.

Symptoms of salmonella contamination in pets include decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain, according to Diamond Foods. Further symptoms without treatment include lethargy, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

Three voluntary recalls were initiated by Diamond last month regarding 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, the company said in a statement. Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to in dependently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets.

The following Diamond Pet Foods brands on included in the recall:

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild

Are your pets affected? Here's how you'll know: Customers are advised to check the production codes on the back of their pet food bags. If there is a 2 or a 3 in the 9th position AND an X in the 10th or 11th position and the best-before date is between Dec. 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013, then your pet food has been recalled.

Diamond Pet Foods has an infographic, which you can find here, that explains how to read the label.

The recall affects only products in the following states and Canada:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Canada

The Kirkland Signature products included in the recall include:

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula(December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags must have both a number 3 in the 9thposition AND an X in the 11th position. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.  

The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Canada
  • Puerto Rico

The company encourages pet owners to contact their veterinarian if their pet is experiencing any salmonella contamination symptoms.

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 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST.  Consumers may also go to a special website, diamondpetrecall.com, for more information, Diamond said in a statement. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.