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Pet food recall expanded

9:21 AM, May 7, 2012   |    comments
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Diamond Pet Foods has announced it is expanding its voluntary recall of pet food to include batches of nine dry food formulas made between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination.

In April, Diamond initiated three voluntary recalls of dry dog food.

The company says while none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella the items are being pulled as a precaution.

The company stated: "We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets."

See all brands impacted by Diamond Pet Food recall

Brands included in the expanded recall include:
• Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
• Country Value
• Diamond
• Diamond Naturals
• Premium Edge
• Professional
• 4Health
• Taste of the Wild

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production code on their bag. If the code has a "2" or "3" in the 9th position AND an "X" in the 10th or 11th position, the product is affected by the recall. The best-before dates for the recalled products are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states and Canada. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.
• Alabama
• Florida
• Georgia
• Indiana
• Kentucky
• Massachusetts
• Maryland
• Michigan
• Mississippi
• New York
• North Carolina
• Ohio
• Pennsylvania
• South Carolina
• Tennessee
• Virginia
• Canada

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 via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST. Consumers may also go to a special website, www.diamondpetrecall.com, for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.

Owners should be careful to wash their hands before and after handling pet food or their pets. Several human cases of Salmonella have been linked to the pet food recall, including two in Ohio.

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