Confused by the multitude of dog food and cat food recalls in 2012? With the manufacturer of Diamond Naturals and Diamond Dog Foods and Cat Foods, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Premium Edge, Taste of the Wild and other brands making an initial recall on April 6th due to potential Salmonella contamination, only to be followed by nine separate expansions of the original recall (to date), it’s become increasingly difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of pet food recall news.
We’ve researched and culled through hundreds of articles associated with the most recent recalls and have summarized the findings in a new Pet Food Recalls page on our site:
Here’s a bit of background on the recalls:
To date, at least sixteen humans and innumerable dogs and cats have become sick or have died in 2012 (no human deaths reported) after eating and/or handling Diamond Pet Foods products or foods produced at Diamond plants, including at least one infant.
On May 29th the U.S. FDA reported that samples from two Diamond Pet Foods plants reported positive for Salmonella contamination, with Salmonella Liverpool identified at the plant in Meta, Missouri, and Salmonella Infantis in Gaston, South Carolina. The FDA initiated a week-long investigation on April 12th, 2012 of Diamond’s facility in South Carolina and found numerous violations, including notifying the company that its screening process for possible contaminants wasn’t thorough enough.
The recalled dog food products were sold or distributed in over thirty states and two countries, including Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Recalled dog food brands include:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul