News Releases

May 1, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Recall to Include Diamond Puppy Formula

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following news release regarding Diamond Pet Food expanding the recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food due to Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

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.  Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.

Products recalled include:

Description                                                             Size                Production Code      Best By Date
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    40 lb.              DPP0401B22XJW       6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    40 lb.              DPP0401A21XAW       6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    40 lb.              DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    40 lb.              DPP0401B21XDJ        7-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    20 lb.              DPP0401B22XJW       6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    20 lb.              DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                    20 lb.              DPP0101C31XRB      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                      8 lb.              DPP0401B2XALW       7-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food               6 oz. samples      DPP0401 

The recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and distributed in the following 12 states:  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The product may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels.

The original recall dated April 6, 2012 can be found at  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm299606.htm?utm_campaign=Google2&utm_source=fdaSearch&utm_medium=website&utm_term=April 6, 2012 recall of pet food&utm_content=2.

The expanded recall dated April 26, 2012 can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm302137.htm?source=govdelivery.

The full recall of the expansion dated April 30, 2012 can be found at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm302514.htm?source=govdelivery.

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