Sunday, May 20, 2012

Yet Another Diamond Recall

Diamond Pet Foods is "voluntarily" recalling its Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb and Rice Formula  dry dog food because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled bags have a Production Code & Best Before Dates of:

    *Bag Code DSL0801 20-Oct-2012  *Updated Best Before Date
    *Bag Code DSL0801 26-Aug-2012
    *Bag Code DSL0801 27-Sept-2012
    *Bag Code DSL0801 18-Oct- 2012
    *Bag Code DSL0801 Samples

For further information or to obtain a product refund, contact Diamond Pet Foods at 866-918-8756.  Also visit for the latest information.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. It can also affect other organ systems as well. Typical signs associated with Salmonella in pets include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, depression, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain.

Animals that don't show clinical signs can also be carriers of Salmonella and pass it to other pets and humans.

If your pet has any signs or has ingested the product mentioned above, please contact your veterinarian.

Salmonella can also affect humans and there is a risk if you or someone you know has come in contact with pet food, treats or supplements contaminated with Salmonella, this includes dry products. The elderly, children and immunocompromised individuals are most at risk.

To reduce risk of infection, people should wash their hands with hot soapy water after touching pet foods and surfaces pet foods have come in contact with.

The clinical signs for people are similar to pets. If you or anyone you know is showing clinical signs after coming in contact with this product, contact your health care provider.

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