Several pet food manufacturers have recently issued voluntary recalls on dog food due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. Salmonella can be dangerous to pets, as well as to people who come in contact with contaminated food.
One popular brand that pulled its products off the shelves was Diamond.
Diamond brand includes Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul; Country Value; Diamond; Diamond Naturals; Premium Edge; Professional; 4Health; and Taste of the Wild.
“Diamond issued a voluntary recall on all lines,” said John White, manager at Mercantile on Broad. “The contamination was linked to the Gaston, South Carolina plant. We pulled all Diamond brand dog foods off our shelves and started pulling from the Missouri plant. We even pulled the canned food, though the recall was only for dry food.”
White said pet food carriers are notified promptly when a recall is issued.
Other recalled dog food brands include Solid Gold WolfKing; Solid Gold WolfCub; Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy; Natural Balance; and Apex Chicken and Rice.
“I’m familiar with the recalls, but I don’t see any record of us carrying the Diamond brand dog food or the other recalled brands,” said John Phillips, Walmart manager in Rockingham.
To find out the product codes to look for on each brand, visit the FDA website at www.fda.gov. Click on the “recalls and safety alerts” link, and then go to “animal health.”
Additional information is available regarding product codes on food that may need to be returned for a refund or exchanged.
— Staff Writer Kelli Easterling can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 18, or by email at email@example.com.