Kibble customers who purchase Diamond Pet Food brands for their canine companions have more reasons to be concerned.
This week, the company expanded its voluntary recall to a total of nine brands of dog food for possible Salmonella contamination.
In early April, Diamond initiated a recall, asking consumers to discard “Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice” dog food.
Other brands in the recall include:
· Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
· Country Value
· Diamond Naturals
· Premium Edge
· Taste of the Wild
While none of the additional products have tested positive for the bacteria, they have been pulled from pet and grocery stores shelves as a precaution.
“Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets,” according to a statement from the company.
Customers are encouraged to check their dog food bags. Products affected by the recall include:
· Production codes with a 2 or 3 in the 9th position and an X in the 10th or 11th position.
· “Best before” dates between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2013.
For more information on the recall, please visit www.DiamondPetRecall.com or call 1.866.918.8756.
If you suspect your pet may have been exposed to Salmonella, please contact your veterinarian. Symptoms include a decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.
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