Diamond Pet Foods Recall – Salmonella Risk

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Diamond Pet Foods announced that they will be recalling its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food because it may be contaminated with salmonella. As a reminder to pet owners, Salmonella and other food borne illnesses can affect your pets health.

Diamond pet foods stated that it has not received no reports of animals or humans getting sick but they are doing the recall as a proactive measure. They have advised to be on the lookout for symptoms of salmonella. The symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea or decreased appetite. One consumer stated that after changing their dog food brand both the dogs she owned started gasping and vomiting and the only thing recently changed was the dog food brand.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions – Be on the lookout

Just because your pet may be exhibiting these symptoms, it is import not to jump to conclusions and assume that your pet pet is having these symptoms due to new ingredients in the food.  Often, when consumers report these ailments, they jump to the conclusion that it is some ingredient in the food causing these effects and look past other possible issues such as salmonella. Pay attention to these symptoms and get you pet checked to make sure they do not have salmonella.

Recall Details

Here are the details on the food that has been recalled. If the food you purchased meets the criteria, return it ASAP.:

  • 6-pound bag with the production code DLR0101D3XALW and best before Jan. 4, 2013;
  • 20-pound bag with the production code DLR0101C31XAG and best before Jan. 3, 2013;
  • 40-pound bag with the production code DLR0101C31XMF and best before Jan. 3, 2013;
  • 40-pound bag with the production code DLR0101C31XAG and best before Jan. 3, 2013;
  • 40-pound bag with the production code DLR0101D32XMS and best before Jan. 4, 2013.

If any of the food you purchased meets the retail criteria above, stop feeding your dog that food ASAP.  Return the food to the place you purchased it for a full refund. If you have any specific questions on weather the food you have meets the recall criteria, contact the manufacturer ASAP to double check.

If you think your pet may have consumed any of these recalled products, consult your vet even if the pet is not showing any symptoms. The vet can run some simple test to check for salmonella. If you pet has became sick or died due to eating the recalled food, please report it to the FDA Consumer Complaint department in your state. The link provided shows numbers you can contact in each state should you have had issues with your pet consuming the recalled food.