Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What is wrong with Diamond Pet Foods?

What is wrong with Diamond Pet Foods?
These people have had pet food recalls in 2007, 2008 and several times 2009.
We didn't bother to look back any further.

Again, Diamond Pet Foods have recalled bags of dry cat food after 21 reports of health problems in cats.
Bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball could lead to gastrointestinal or neurological problems for cats, because they do not contain enough thiamine, an essential nutrient for cats.
If cats fed these foods have no other source of nutrition, they could develop thiamine deficiency.
Left untreated, this disorder could result in death.
Symptoms of thiamine deficiency include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.
Neurological problems could develop including, bending the neck toward the floor, wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures.

Bottom line - Buyer Beware!

The 21 cases of thiamine deficiency in New York and Pennsylvania.
The recalled bags of food were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
For a full refund, consumers can return the recalled cat food to the place it was purchased.
For more information call 800-977-8797.

The affected date codes were RAF0501A22X 18lb. (BB28NOV10), RAF0501A2X 6 lb. (BB28NOV10), RAF0802B12X 18lb (BB30FEB11), RAH0501A22X 18lb. (BB28NOV10), RAH0501A2X 6lb. (BB28NOV10, BB30NOV10, BB08DEC10).