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Pet Food Recall: Certain Dry Pet Food May Be Potentially Contaminated with Salmonella

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From the FDA Recall Lists: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

 

WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers. The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013.

Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.

No other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall

“As a pet parent myself, I know how important peace of mind is when it comes to the health of our pets, and that is why we require that all of our products undergo testing for Salmonella, among other things,” said Tim Callahan, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness® products. “All of these lots tested negative prior to being released for sale. We are voluntarily taking this additional step to further safeguard our dogs and to put our customers’ minds at ease.”

The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet’s own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).

 

ALSO:

Natural Balance Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina facility.

Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of the products included in the recall has tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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. We do not have any confirmed reports of pet illnesses.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to a contaminated product. Healthy people who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella.

The following is a list of products affected, for select sizes:

5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88650-5        
Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012       
Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013
15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88615-4       
Lot Code NBH0101 Best By Date: March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013        
Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012       
Lot Code NBH1203 Best By Date: December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88628-4       
Lot Code NBH0101 Best By Date: March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013       
Lot Code NBH0102 Best By Date: March 7, 2013; March 8, 2013       
Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013       
Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012        
Lot Code NBH1203 Best By Date: December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78755-0       
Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012       
Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78715-4       
Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012;       
Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78728-4       
Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012        
Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-65553-8       
Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012       
Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-61718-5       
Lot Code NBT1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012        
Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012       
Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-63031-3       
Lot Code NBT1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012       
Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012        
Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog UPC# 7-23633-80855-2       
Lot Code NBV1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites       
UPC# 7-23633-44443-9       
Lot Code NLB1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012       
Lot Code NLB1203 Best By Date: December 20, 2012; December 21, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites       
UPC# 7-23633-42300-7       
Lot Code NSL1201 Best By Date: December 21, 2012
12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites UPC# 7-23633-42301-4       
Lot Code NSL1201 Best By Date: December 21, 2012

Recalled products may have been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and 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 Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493 (8am – 5pm, PST). Consumers may also go to www.naturalbalanceinc.com for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all involved date codes are removed from shelves.

 

 

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