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Diamond recalls dog food over salmonella concerns

by Susan Wyatt

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KING5.com

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice due to salmonella concerns. The company says no illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected. 

The product, Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice, was distributed to customers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.

Product Name                               Bag Size           Production Code & “Best Before” Code

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice   6lb                  DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice   20lb                DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice   40lb                DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice   40lb                DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice   40lb                DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Consumers who have purchased the Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice with the specific production and “Best Before” codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it. 

For more information call 800-442-0402 or visit www.diamondpet.com.

Pets with salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.A week after issuing a voluntary recall of its dog food, Diamond Pet Foods has suspended delivery of some of its products a week after issuing a recall for some of its dog food.

WMBF reports that the company has temporarily suspended delivery of all products made at the Gaston, SC facility. 

Diamond Pet Foods said once it can be assured that quality control standards are met at the plant, it will resume distribution.

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