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.
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 Naturals
- Premium Edge
- 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:
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
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.