Diamond Dog Food Recall Expands Again

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May 4, 2012 – Diamond Pet Foods has today announced that it is expanding its voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulations due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Logo for Diamond Pet Foods

The affected products were manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012.

This current event is in addition to three other recalls announced by Diamond last month.

According to the company, none of the additional products being recalled today have tested positive for Salmonella. However, the manufacturer claims it is pulling these products from store shelves “as a precaution”.

The recall has now been confirmed in a news release posted by the Food and Drug Administration on 5/7/2012.

Brands Included in the Recall

Brands named in this recall now include:

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

Distributed in These Locations

The recalled products were manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and were distributed 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

However, further geographical distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

How to Know If You Have a Recalled Product

If your pet’s food has been recalled, the production codes on the bags will have a number “2” or “3” in the 9th position and an “X” in the 10th or 11th position.

The best before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

The following diagram illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:

Important Batch Information

Due to the ever-changing nature of this unusually widespread recall event, we recommend visiting the special Diamond Pet Foods Recall website for the most up-to-date information. [Update: Original pages removed by Diamond]

You may also wish to check out the Diamond news release on which this report was actually based. [Update: Original pages removed by Diamond]

The recall site provides specific batch information and diagrams that show how to read package codes and “Best By” dates to accurately identify affected products.

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  • dchassett

    She’s a real beauty. I hope all goes well tomorrow. Keep me posted.

  • veza

    she has appt tomor. thnks for your compassion.

  • veza

    the only thought was she cld have put in mouth and quickly shook bk out before it could act get through bloodstream. Idk! no loose stool drinking water but make little hmm sound here there less active.

  • dchassett

    Wow! dcon is very dangerous for animals. I’m surprised she wasn’t concerned about her own pets. Do you think your dog may have gotten into the dcon before she changed it’s location? Make sure she doesn’t have these around anywhere else either inside or out where the dogs can get to.

  • veza

    Thanks for response. The dark red ring tear stains just hap lit overnight. I have never in her 10yrs seen this. I knw my sister puts dcon around fridge but I had huge argument letting her knw how fuc…. stupid anf dangerous so she put behind fridge the pups cant get to. but I have this what if thought. Home or no home Me and my pup will pay rent where Animals saftey actually have meaning

  • dchassett

    Why can’t you separate the dogs for meal time (which is what I do with my three dogs) and continue feeding your dog what she was eating? If the tear staining has developed since you moved up north than it is either something in the food or water that is disagreeing with her.

  • veza

    had to move up north change my 10yr old min poodles food due to my sis dog.So she been eating taste of wild with two types of buffalo. she is trying to adapt but she hvng rough time. 3days ago red tear stains just appeared overnight. Does anyone knw what might be hap?Im looking for aa animal hosp here. Gratitude .

  • LabsRawesome

    Yeah, I wanna see it too. :) Here’s one of my boy, Blue.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I’m glad you found something that works for you. Now you need to post a picture of your Dachshund puppy.

  • Lacy

    my dauchsand pup doing fantastic on TOTW prairie puppy GreAt food at a great price

  • Betsy Greer

    LOL, Patty! : )

  • Pattyvaughn

    I can’t tell you how often my automatic response has been “Oh, that’s too bad” in a tone that implies their dog is dying. A few weeks ago I asked someone what they considered “people food” that they thought was so bad for dogs. All that they could come up with was gravy.

  • Betsy Greer

    Isn’t that the truth. Sometimes, when you ask someone what they’re feeding their dog currently, one of the first things they say (and usually it’s defensively), “I never give him table scraps or people food.”

  • Pattyvaughn

    I see it this way. A lot of people say people food is not good for dogs, but have they read the label on their dog food? Dog food is not good for dogs.

  • Shawna

    A lot of people say “people food is not good for dogs”. But I’d like those people to consider the ingredients used in dog foods. Those ingredients are “people food” like fresh meats, veggies, fruits etc. The only difference is that the people food in kibble has been highly processed and healthful people food has not (excluding boxed dinners etc which is not only not good for dogs but for people too).

  • Shawna

    Being sick is NOT an issue of old age. It’s just that as we age our bad habits catch up with us. Foods can most definitely contribute to, and even cause, seizures. Usually however it is due to multiple causes (over vaccination, toxins in the food and environment, magnesium deficiency etc).

  • Pattyvaughn

    It is a toxic grain mold.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Obama will be gone soon, but the nightmare will never end. This is not a Democrat versus Republican problem. It is a case of the tail wagging the dog though.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Some people food is excellent for dogs. Garbage is garbage though.

  • jacklinz

    i believe you are talking about MOLD?
    if you live in damp climates, you have mold. hard to keep it out. maybe make your own dog food. be happy!

  • Jacklinz

    just wait until you see what else the government has in store for you! with health care. with life. ready to say hail obama? that is what we are in for. Wake up america

  • jacklinz

    well, you know, when dogs get older stuff happens just like people. they get sick, they have seizures, they get cancer. i had a dog that had seizures that was not on diamond, i had a horse with seizures, just because an animal comes up with something does not mean it is the dog food. maybe quit feeding it table scraps., people food is not good for dogs.

  • jacklinz

    i bought my dogs the Tase of the Wild or similar name and they were eating diamond natural. so i paid like double for this food and they would not eat it. never liked it or wanted it. just turned up their noses and walked away

  • Pattyvaughn

    Not for your dog.

  • Janet

    My dogs have had diarrhea and vomiting since I bought the Lamb and brown rice.. expiration date of 02 April 2014. I asked the feed & seed store if this bag of Diamond was on a recall list. Was told NO.. they “fixed all that”.. The food is good. (??)

  • Shawn Lacy

    Tylenol is toxic to the liver. I am shocked a vet prescribed it. I know a dog that was poisoned with a ball of raw hamburger meat with tylenol in it. That dog had to be put down with in hours from liver failure. Personally, taste of the wild’s salmon and sweet potato helped my pom with Alopecia X grow all her hair back after 10 years of being bald. I do live in Cali though. I am sorry you had a horrible experience. I would get a new vet though! hamburger is just cooked ecoli. If a dog gets sick from a food, take them of immediately.Even the slightest change in proteins or change in carbohydrates can cause digestive upsets. Most vets would tell you to give plain white rice and maybe a touch of cottage cheese. I personally would NEVER feed my pom chicken based food again. The food I was feeding was $40 for a 15 lb bag. Once I got a bag with lil spiderwebs in it. I returned it.

  • Liv67

    Won’t catch me feeding my Dogs Diamond. They killed my Shar-pei and made my Saint Bernard deathly ill.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Exactly!!

  • beaglemom

    Yea, what’s the saying… fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me…? They’ve fooled enough people enough times. Shame on them for their track record.

  • InkedMarie

    I wish every dog food with “nature/natural” would change their name. Natures variety, natural balance, natures recipe are the first three that come to mind; too similar

  • Pattyvaughn

    Are you kidding? That’s like saying say a prayer and close your eyes and walk across the interstate in rush hour. God doesn’t protect people from willful stupidity. They repair their food handling equipment with duct tape and cardboard. They store piles of unmarked food unbagged, just lying around. That is just the start of the FDA report on what they found at the Diamond plant. This is the company that brags about its 151 quality checks. You can say a prayer and feed it if you want to, but I think you should think about what the human equivalent would be. Would you say a prayer and eat it?

  • http://twitter.com/TheyCallMeDelly Delgada Jayne

    People need to realize that ANYTHING manufactured, whether human or pet food, is BOUND to be recalled at one point. We have peanut butter and lettuce scares, yet people continue to eat it for lunch! Just use caution and pray before you feed your pet and yourself. Stubbing your nose at Diamond is not the thing to do.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I like that “something folks can actually read” part. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found an unreadable code on something. Good grief, how hard can that be?

  • losul

    Yeah, that’s outright scary.

    I’d like to see all manufacturers put both the manu date and the exp date on their foods, and make it something that folks can actually easily read.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I wondered if it was supposed to be Natural Balance, but an expiration date 2 years out threw me. That’s a whole ton of preservatives.

  • losul

    You’ve got to be mistaken on the expiration date, right? I’ve never heard of Nature’s Balance either. Are you sure you got the brand name right?

    I guess it’s very hard for me to believe they actually expect it to be good for 2 years or more? That’s crazee.

  • Rose

    Any ones dog gotten sick lately on Natures Balance lamb and brown rice with a use by date of 2/9/2015? All 4 of my dogs have come down with diarrhea within a day of eating the new bag I just bought. I usually used the chicken and brown rice. Not the lamb. I just saw that te lamb and rice was recalled last year. When I took two of them off they diarrhea stopped!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirby.matthews.39 Kirby Matthews

    Can’t get the link to the Diamond Hill pet food recall to come up?

  • Matthew Plummer

    I priced Earthborn and its more in the 20.00 range, and thats about what Blue Buffalo is.  Compaired to TOTW which is around 11.75 per bag in my local area. 

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi jrldev –

    You may want to consider trying Earthborn. It’s similar to Taste of the Wild and nearly the same price but it’s not made by Diamond. I know a few people that switched to Earthborn from Taste of the Wild after the most recent recall and they are very satisfied.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYR62AQZXUMYCY2A2NSZF6LDRI jrldev

    I just returned a Taste of the Wild bag of “Bison and Veal” to my local feed shop. Both of my dogs – a just turn 7 Labrador and an 8 yr old whitey terrier became sick – diahrrea – within 24 hours of feeding – diharrea – rushing out to the backyard more than usual. I again check the bag with a Best Use date of Nov.2013 – suposedly a “fresh” bag. When I smell the product I could tell that it was a “spoil” batch. Taking it back to the shop with my car windows close – this is January 2013 – I could hardly withstand the small coming out of the semi-close bag. Never agin will I buy any of the Taste of the Wild or Diamond Company products.

  • Matthew Plummer

    I think each dog has there own special needs.  What works for some is not always what works for you and your dog.  As far as food goes.  its really based on budget. If you can pay for higher quality dog food then by all mean.  Many Dimond produects fit the bill to average to above average dog foods. has having Senior dogs I’ve changed there food based on needs at the time.

    There are other factors to consider, Weight, Hip or bone issues which is common in larger breeds or hounds. Stomach issues are another factor.  Tast of the wild is made by dimond also.  I have a personal Motto “Feed by need” I do what works best for them. 

  • Nat

    My dog has been eating senior plus chicken oatmeal and egg by diamond and he has started having seizures. Just wondering what kind of food you had a bad experience with. Which new food do you trust?

  • Liv66

    And because I won’t rest till my case is proven…Tomorrow when my vet arrives, I’m going to have her pull a tox screen and liver function test on my dog that is still living. I’ve also contacted a few universities who are willing to test the batch of food I have. We may not be able to prove everything right off the bat, but we are providing stepping stones to get bigger more influential people involved. I am a nurse and my daughter is an investigative paralegal, I think we’re off to a pretty good start.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Bob

    I know it’s not that simple.  And Diamond claims a lot that they don’t live up to.  And they were making those same claims before the last recall.  I’m glad you haven’t had any problems, but many, many people have.

  • Bob K

     Pattyvaughn – Its not that simple. Who is the supplier to the Diamond Plants?  Where did Diamond get the ingredients for their kibble?  Who else did Diamonds supplier sell the ingredients too?    You will never know unless there is a huge investigation.  Welcome to the realities of the food processing business.  No matter – Since Diamond claims 51 quality tests, they should be able to detect problems before they happen or during finished goods QC tests.    I have fed different formulas of Diamond Natural to several dogs over the past several years without incident.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I heard that the FDA is aware that there is likely to be more of an aflatoxin problem this year.  Do you know what their response was?  They upped the acceptable limit for it!!!  What a crazy world we live in.

  • Liv66

    Doing more research and found out Flaxseed and Barley can carry aflatoxins

  • Pattyvaughn

    If it’s processed on the same equipment, there can be cross over, plus Diamond is not known for being the cleanest place.  And there have been reports of the wrong food being in the bag.

  • Liv66

    The food I feed my pets is Diamond Naturals no wheat, no Corn, no Soy. So apparently the Naturals in contaminated in some way or another. My dogs showed all the symptoms of Aflatoxin poisoning.

  • Pattyvaughn

    A lot of vets are saying that the drought this summer was perfect weather for aflatoxin to develope making it the perfect time to feed your dogs grain free.

    My equine nutritionist has the same worry.  Of course, it’s harder to go grain free with horses, but I’m eliminating a lot of it from their diet.

    Corn is supposed to be the biggest offender.

  • Salina

    Hello Melissa

    Thank you
    for writing to me. Regarding our 2 rescues, we had them thoroughly checked out
    by vet as well as fecal tests for parasites. Although both were malnourished
    they were healthy. Sigmund the Mastiff puppy was rescued in August of 2012 and
    we worked with the vet to bring his health up. Duke had been with us for close
    to 3 weeks and was vet cleared and was doing wonderful (We have had Duke now
    for 5 weeks). Thor our Mix breed we have had for 10 years now. All 3 fell ill
    when we got the last bag of dog food. Severe bloody diarrhea and Duke developed
    bloat. When I say developed I mean within minutes.

    All dogs
    were taken off of their regular food and I cooked chicken and rice for them.
    Thor and Sigmund were put on EN and slowly regained their health. As I stated
    earlier and in my last post. Duke needed to gain weight and I began to slowly
    introduce the dry lamb and Rice dog food into Duke’s chicken and rice and he
    fell very ill with diarrhea and he threw up several times. I then realized that
    there was a correlation with the food. Once off of the dry food he is now
    slowly getting better (also with the help of meds from the Vet.)

    We are
    very fastidious about our furry family members health and nutrition.
    Unfortunately we had to change from Candidae dog food to Diamond about 6 months
    ago due to Candidae not being available here in the north.

    Neither
    Sigmund or Duke came from a shelter.

  • Liv66

    Kampeter and Schell are the owners of Diamond Pet foods if anyone was wondering…

  • Liv66

    Just putting this out there… Has anyone requested a tox screen to the vet? Since we all have dog food in common with the illnesses and deaths of our dogs. We need to start requesting these tests.

  • Liv66

    Hi Salina, my name is Liv and my family and I suffered sickness and loss over the holiday. We treated Dudley with 1000 Mgs of Keflex twice daily for seven days. He bounced back. Our Shar -pei went down fast. With in a day, before the Vet could get us medicine here to start he on. This is just my thinking, but I think there is some sort of toxic bacteria in that food. My 4 yr old, 135 pound Saint bounced back after treatment and his food was pulled. This may sound crazy but he would turn his nose up at that food after he started getting well again. I went to the grocery store and brought home a bag of IAMS and he was licking that bowl clean and regaining strength from the lack of nutrition.
    Our Shar-pei was only 45 pounds, 7 yrs old and she was the runt of her litter. Very healthy though, never a problem in her 7 yr life. She could not handle the amount of toxin build up in her system as Dudley because she was smaller and older. Resulting in kidney and liver Failure.
    Both dogs experienced GI, Kidney function, very high fever, and jaundice. I would love to work with you on this in any way that I can. Something needs to be done! We are located in Pennsylvania.

  • Melissaandcrew

     HI salinacf-

    Be sure to ask your vet if one of the new rescues that came in during this time frame could have brought in a virus of some sort. Unfortunately this can happen very easily and is why most shelters/rescues recc separating the dogs for a minimum of 10-14 days to be sure they are healthy.

  • salinacf

    Hello Patty

    I, along with our vet is in the process of reporting this and also doing a independent lab on the food.  This should end up being reported to the State of Michigan FDA though Michigan State University.  Mine had bloody screaming stools, some slight vomiting.  Again I spoke with the company and they had a vet call me and she offered to give us a refund on the bag of food…..not so……..that would be considered a settlement and that is not what I’m going to do.  I want some answers and this company if culpable will be compensating us for emergency surgery and vet bills.  This is horrible to see our beautiful family members suffering like this.  We used to feed Canidae and unfortunately the small feed store that we purchase the food from couldn’t get Canidae in so it was suggested that we try the Diamond……..We do have the food, but not the bag.  We also bin our food.  However, we may have one up on the company the store that we purchase food from has a running list of our purchases of Diamond.

  • salinacf

    We are having the same problems with our 3 dogs that were eating Diamond brand Lamb and rice……all 3 had really bad times and Duke our Great Dane had to have emergency surgery due to bloat……what did they all have in common Diamond dog food.  I have had my dogs to the vet for horrific can’t even say bowel movements it jetted out their rears…….had to take 2 off of the food and put them on EN and panalog…..But what makes me sick is that I didn’t realize the correlation and what was making them sick until Duke (we just rescued him) was slowly being put back on the food after surgery.  I was cooking chicken and rice for him and started adding a little of the Diamond brand dog food to his bland diet.  Duke needed weight,  he became so sick that we were back at the vets again.  I called Diamond and spoke to their vet who said that she didn’t know of any recall on food or problems…….this company needs a wake up call.  We are trying to get the food tested at a independent lab through our vet.  She is going to send a sample of the food to Michigan State lab to find out what is going on.  My name is Salina C. Funk and I live in Ossineke Mi.  My phone is 989 471-5266 if you have any questions please call me.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Go to the FDA website and file a consumer complaint report.  The FDA may not do anything until enough complaints are made, so make sure you file a complaint.  Don’t throw out the food until you know if the FDA wants a food sample or the codes from the bag, but make sure you don’t feed this to your dog again.  Please post again and let us know what part of the country you are from.  So far problems are being seen in the Southwest, the Midwest, and the Northeast.  A few dogs have reportedly died and many are sick.

  • salinacf

    Hello to those of you that are writing on this post.  I was wondering if you could share with me what has happened to your furry family members.  We have 3 sick dogs and the only thing they have in common is the dog food.  We rescued 2 dogs in the last 3 months and have been to the vets more than we have been home.

  • Liv66

    Thank you Marie

  • InkedMarie

    I am so very sorry for all that has happened :(

  • Pattyvaughn

    Good!  I’m afraid that they will have to have a certain number of complaints before they act, so every complaint filed matters.

  • Liv66

    Just wanted to let you know a report has been completed for both pups. Thank you Patty!

  • Pattyvaughn

    Go to the FDA website and file a consumer complaint.  Have your vet file a report with the FDA too.

  • Liv66

    Well Patty I have some good news and some bad…the bad new is that we store our food in air tight bins so the bag went out with the last trash pick up. The good news is I do have two bins of the product. We are in Pennsylvania. If there is any way I can help just say the word! I have lots of time and I’m willing to fight the good fight! I’m just sick over what happened to my pups!

  • Pattyvaughn

    Please, please, please, do not throw away this food.  Areport needs to be made to the FDA.  They may need a sample of your food and the codes off the bag.  Post again and let us know what part of the country you are in.  I’m so sorry about the loss of your pet, let try to make sure as few people as possible have to go through this.  I hope your Saint recovers quickly and completely.

  • Liv66

    Let me tell you all how I spent my holiday…two days before Christmas my 4 year old Saint Bernard became very ill. He started urinating on the floor and then became so ill he wouldn’t even stand up. This all happened very quickly. My pup had a temperature of 105 degrees. My wonderful vet came to the house and we got him to bounce back by pulling his food, cooking him Hamburger and rice and dosing him with 1000 mgs of Keflex twice a day. We even had to use Tylenol to get his fever to drop. As of today he is doing fine. My vet will be returning Wed. To do a post check up.
    On Thursday, our 7 yr old Shar- pei fell ill. On Friday, She also took to urinating on the floor. Her urine was the color of a deep red rust. With in an hour she too would not stand up anymore. We called the vet and she was going to bring me antibiotics to start her on the same treatment as my Saint. Before we received the medicine she was turning yellow from Jaundice Liver toxins and her breathing was labored and rattling. We scooped her up and took her to the emergency care vet. Our little Shar- Pei is no longer with us. We had to put her down. What ever this going on happens fast, within hours.
    My First and last suspicion is the food I was feeding them. Diamond Natural Lamb and Rice Formula. I thought I was doing my dogs a favor by feeding them this food. Only to find out I was killing them. Talk about feeling guilty! My Pei was allergic to soy and my Saint was allergic to
    Corn. Diamond gave them both what they needed and claims to be a healthy product. Mind you, this dog food is not cheap. Regulations need to be stricter! More standards need to be set. We should be able to trust these companies, with the lives of our beloved pets!!! I am outraged by what had happened to my pets…Outraged that my family had to suffer sickness and loss over the holiday season! Diamond Foods will never be brought back in this home ever again! Thank you for reading, I hope this post saves the lives of other pets who fall ill do to the ignorant standards of Diamond pet food!

  • Liv66

    We just had the same thing happen. My Shar-pei died two days ago from acute Kidney Failure and jaundice due to Liver Failure and toxins. My dogs were eating Diamond Lamb and Rice. My Saint Bernard also got very ill but we pulled his and started him on Hamburger and rice with mega doses of Keflex. I had a sick feeling that it was the food, but have no idea how to confirm my suspicions.

  • Rose

    That is one of the people I sued when my cat died from eating special kitty. I only wanted them to move the food off of there shelves because it was listed on the recall list.  “They would not do it….It costed them more in the long run that what they made for selling poisonous food knowing it was on the recall list…

  • Rose

    I am sure you should be able to sue them. If not it is your state. I live in California and sued when my cat died from eating a formula that caused kidney failure and killed him. The suit covered the company that made it and the store that sold it. They settled out of court with many many people…..

  • ValerieNoyes

    Dayer, my best wishes for your dog’s recovery.  Smokehouse admits on their website that they import chicken jerky treats from China.  Since kidney failure seems to be so closely linked with this Chinese jerky, this would be my bet.  Please report this to the FDA and provide them with as much information as you possibly can.  If you still have any of the jerky, they will take it in for testing. 

    It is so easy to make your own jerky treats at home with either a dehydrator or your oven.  Every time you turn around another dog treat is being recalled.  Make your own and know they are safe!

    Again, I hope your dog recovers and goes on to live a long life.  Merry Christmas!

  • Dayer

    My dog recently became sick with severe acute kidney failure. He has been eating Premium Edge Lamb & Rice Meal, as well as Taste of the Wild High Prairie canine formula. He also recently ate a Smokehouse Chicken Jerky Treat. He almost died but after a week in the hospital on IV fluids he has survived. I am still not sure which product caused the illness. They are all suspect.

  • InkedMarie

    I think the fact that Diamond has had quite a few recalls indicates something as well. Did you ever see the FDA report from the plant? They used cardboard and duct tape on their machinery.

  • NOchipa

    I have been using TOTW for years now.  I think the fact that they voluntarily recalled their product should indicate something.  My dogs have loved this food since I started them on it and because of their favorable reaction I also started buying the TOTW cat food   Never had any problem and I used throughout the recall.  

  • Debra Chohamin

    I am in the process of switching my dry dog food
     now,,,for Taste of the Wild,,,,now what??  I’ve spent hours on line trying to decide which is best,,,,what did you find out??

  • http://www.facebook.com/Billy.Hall.BB Billy Hall

    This company has been know in the past to make dog food that has either killed or made dogs sick. I live near this plant and it makes me sick everytime I ride by it because it remains open. I hope no one buys any Diamond products in the future. It has no standards and produce an inferior product.

  • Pattyvaughn

    No, but the ingredients may come from China.  There is a small difference.

  • Deanna

    Is it true Diamond pet foods are manufactured in CHINA???

  • LabsRawesome

    The recall is from May 4 2012. That is 5 months ago. There is NO recalled food on store shelves.

  • Eddiecoyote

    Just learned my daughter feeds Diamond and her dogs are very sick. Come on let’s stop buying this stuff.

  • Eddiecoyote

    I found shreds of plastic in our food and it was balled up in the food. My dogs ate it and got sick. When I called them they offered me a coupon. Oh yes and how do you spell Rottweiler, they asked. No more for me.

  • Afaust1

    I purchase most of my bags from the reps and they looked at the codes and were on top of the recall issue and assured me that they were good and with no problems.  The dates on my bags were not the same as what was listed in the recall.  My dogs love the food and ask for more.

  • InkedMarie

    I just hope (Diamond) they stopped using cardboard and duct tape on their machinery. Good luck!

  • realitybites

    I just got off the phone with T of W, and spoke to Customer Service and their Vet, and feel comfortable moving forward trying it out. They now have added microbiological procedures put in place, where off-site lab tests each batch before going to market. Plant was shut down and cleaned. Taste of the Wild product samples they had never tested positive but it was recalled as to not take a chance because it ran on same lines in the plant as the product that did. Since there are so many bags out there they didn’t want to risk the chance. Only recall they’ve had for Taste of the Wild line. And in thinking about it, Peanut butter for human consumption was recently recalled recently. Also higher than normal fire-retardant levels found recently, and also recalled for “salmonella” in the past…that was ConAgra Foods, major food supplier in US to companies.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    realitybites – Check out Earthborn. It’s very similar to TOTW both in terms of price and ingredients. You can order it with free shipping on petflow.com, doggiefood.com, or naturalk9supplies.com.

  • realitybites

    I “just” got home from a dog supply store located in a Specialty/ER clinic, with some Taste of the Wild free samples, and now I read this! It is so frustrating. I went on the internet to read reviews to see what others have to say - didn’t expect a (very) recent recall due to salmonella. I don’t even want to take a chance. Guess I will be chucking the samples, but guess it’s at least good that they were free and I didn’t buy a small bag to try out. The lady never mentioned this recall, she kept saying customers are very happy with it and no reported problems. The process of finding a new dog food for my 2 boys has been painful. The brand they are on now, has been reformulated and I am not happy with it, and neither is one of my dogs. He isn’t interested in eating it at all. So we bought out the stock of old food at the local Petsmarts around here to keep them on the old formulation until we find something to switch them to. I thought this was it, the ingredients seemed to be the best I’ve seen so far in grain-free diets, without having to make it homemade for them (Many out there have a high glycemic index). And seemed that they would have to be USA sourced for the most part: Bison/Venison/Lamb, Roasted Duck/Chicken/Quail/Turkey, Smoked Salmon and new Wild Boar. But I was going to call to ask them questions I have though about the formulation. Now will have to address this recall too if I call.