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Diamond Naturals expands pet food recall, Salmonella concerns ongoing

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Diamond Pet Foods is expanding its voluntary recall to Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced.

Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food. One bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella, and the recall of the four production codes is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No dog illnesses have been reported.

UPDATE FROM CDC: Diamond Pet Food Salmonella contamination connected to human infections

The following products/bag sizes/production codes/best by dates are being recalled:

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food/35 lb./CLF0102B31XCW/27-Jan-2013
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food/35 lb./CLF0102B31XCW/28-Jan-2013
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food/35 lb./ CLF0102B32XWR /28-Jan-2013
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food/6 lb./ CLF0102B3XALW/28-Jan-2013

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, 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. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.

Consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with this specific production/lot code and best before date should discard the product.

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.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than five years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, or by visiting www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com.

The Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food recall is an expansion of an April 6 voluntary recall.

Image: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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