Diamond Pet Foods, manufacturer of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, has expanded an earlier voluntary recall of limited batches of their dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011, and April 7, 2012 due to Salmonella concerns.
Customers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul are advised to check the production codes and best-before dates on the back of the pet food bags. Any production codes that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position in the production code and which have a best-before date between December 9, 2012 and April 7, 2013 are affected by this pet food recall.
According to a letter obtained by Diamond Pet Foods, none of the products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella. The company, however, has decided to expand the recall and is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies.
Affected products were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Caroline, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as in Canada. However, further distribution to other pet food channels may have occurred.
Pets with salmonella may display a decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.
People infected with Salmonella should watch for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Diamond Pet Foods is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which has received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella.
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 (866) 918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. EST. Consumers may also go to diamondpetrecall.com for more information.