Wellness Dog Food Recall May 2012

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On May 4, 2012, WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond Pet Foods’ Gaston, South Carolina facility.

The products involved in this voluntary recall include:

Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of January 9, 2013 through January 11, 2013.

Best by dates can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.

The company states that “no other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall.”

The company also claims it “no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods”.

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

What to Do?

Salmonella is serious business – for both you and your pet. So, if you can confirm your dog’s food is one of the products being recalled, stop feeding or handling it immediately.

If you’ve discarded the packaging (something we recommend you never do) – or you’re in any way in doubt – do not take chances. Be safe. Stop feeding or handling the product anyway.

According to WellPet:

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).

The company has posted a special web page containing all Wellness brand products currently under recall — along with all relevant package information.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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