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Diamond expands dog food recall again to include Diamond Puppy Formula

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Diamond Pet Foods has expanded a Salmonella related dog food recall begun in early April to include its Diamond Puppy Formula.

After recalling the company’s Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Formula dry dog food on April 6 and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food on April 26, Diamond is recalling another dog food product after sampling revealed it too tested positive for Salmonella.

Affected by this dog food recall are:

Description

Size

Production Code

Best By Date

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

40 lb.

DPP0401B22XJW

6-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

40 lb.

DPP0401A21XAW

6-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

40 lb.

DPP0101C31XME

11-Jan-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

40 lb.

DPP0401B21XDJ

7-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

20 lb.

DPP0401B22XJW

6-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

20 lb.

DPP0101C31XME

11-Jan-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

20 lb.

DPP0101C31XRB

11-Jan-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

8 lb.

DPP0401B2XALW

7-Apr-2013

Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food

6 oz. samples

DPP0401

According to a release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Diamond distributed this product to 12 states: AL, FL, GA, KY, MD, MI, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN and VA. However, distributors and retailers may have further distributed this dog food to other states in their supply chain.

Pet owners who have any of the recalled dog food should dispose of the product. They can call 800-442-0402 for a refund or replacement product.

One of the nation’s largest pet food manufacturers, Diamond Pet Foods suspended production at its Gaston, SC plant on April 8 to investigate the source of the contamination. All three recalled products were made at that plant. The company also has plants in Meta, MO and Lathrop, CA.

Pet owners who have fed this product to their dog should be aware of potential symptoms of salmonellosis, including diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, vomiting, fever, decreased appetite and abdominal pain. If their pet exhibits these symptoms, they should contact their veterinarian.

People can contract salmonellosis via contact with the Salmonella contaminated dog food, or contact with a pet that has eaten the contaminated dog food, even if the dog is not exhibiting symptoms. Signs of salmonellosis in humans include vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps, fever, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea. While most people recover, a Salmonella infection can lead to serious medical conditions such as arterial infections, infective endocarditis (an inflammation of the endocardial surface of the heart and valves), and reactive arthritis (a condition causing pain in the joints, painful urination and eye irritation).

The company says it has received no reports of illnesses related to the products.

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  1. Connie Clark says:
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    I tried calling 3 times on saturday May 5th and all three times after I pressed 5 for the recall I was put on hold for at least 5 minutes then instead of someone answering the phone, I was disconnected. This is extrememly frustrating especially since I just had my son at the doctors yesterday for these symptoms. Why can I not reach a person to discuss this? My puppy food product code is DPP0303 012MN0255 TEB BEST BEFORE 13MAR2013 this was purchased at the Big R in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Please send an email on how I can contact someone to discuss this.