Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Really, what's going on at Diamond Pet Foods?

And so it continues.  Diamond pet foods just can't get it right.

This time the Diamond issues involves cat food.
This food was manufactured in the Gaston, SC facility between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012.  Salmonella contamination is the cause...again.

The Calgary Herald in Alberta, Canada divulged last Friday that 2 cats in a Montreal animal shelter have died due to the Diamond cat food recall and 1 more is very ill.  

Another recall was also announced last Friday which affected certain sizes of Diamond naturals lamb and rice dog food which was manufactured on August 26, 2011. 

The FDA began an investigation on April 12, 2012 and after investigating the Gaston location, discovered numerous violations.  Some of the violations include factory workers not covering hands when handling equipment; factory uses damaged equipment making cleaning of tools challenging.  There also were not enough hand washing stations throughout the plant.

Even after the FDA results, Diamond didn't issue a recall until a week after the FDA inspections. 

Diamond isn't returning calls these days, but the best way to find out if you have any of the recalled foods is to check the 'best by' dates and codes.  

Affected brands manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods are:

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

Country Value


Diamond Naturals

Premium Edge


4 Health

Taste of the Wild


Kirkland Signature/Kirkland's Signature Nature's Domain

Brands manufactured at the Gaston facility that have issued separate recalls are:

Natural Balance

Solid Gold