Diamond Dog Food Recall 2012

The Diamond dog food recall 2012 is yet another recall of pet food regarding salmonella contamination

This is the third recall related to Diamond Pet Foods.  Each of the products subject to these recalls was produced at its facility in Gaston, SC. 

The first was a voluntary recall on April 6, 2012.  It related to Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food.

A second recall was issued on April 26 when Diamond Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dog food was pulled from the shelves.

The last recall occurred on April 30 when some bags of Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food were recalled.

In its press release, Diamond notes that there have been no illness reported for pets related to its food.  However, there have been salmonella cases in humans.  Some of these cases have been tied to Diamond Pet Food.  Either the salmonella victims have handled Diamond Pet Food or touched pets who have eaten the food.

The article I read on the Diamond dog food recall 2012 as it relates to the 3rd recall was posted in the Pet Food Industry Blog.  It is entitled, “Diamond Pet Foods expands dry dog food recall to include Puppy formula.”

Here is a quote:

Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food because a sampling of the product was contaminated with Salmonella. 

The article goes on to say:

The recalled product was distributed in the following 12 USA states: Alabama, Florida Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. The product may have been further distributed to additional states through other petfood channels, but the company says it is working with distributors and retailers to remove the recalled product from the supply chain.

The company says no pet illnesses have been reported. Pets suffering from Salmonella may be lethargic, have a decreased appetite, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. Pet owners who are concerned or have questions may contact Diamond Pet Foods by calling +1.800.442.0402, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com.

The entire post can be read here.  It lists the various bag types that have been recalled.

Certain pet food vendors were responsible for the massive pet food recall of 2007.  Diamond Pet Foods was one of those.

I have said this before.  I don’t know why dog and cat owners continue to buy pet food from those companies.  They obviously do not place top priority on the health of your dog or cat.   They only have an interest in increasing the profits of their own companies.

My recommendation is always to buy the best quality dog food from a company whose products have never been recalled.  By reviewing this website, you will see why.

How interested are you in the Diamond dog food recall 2012?  Do you steer clear of the pet food vendors responsible for the pet food recall of 2007?  Thanks for your input.

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