Bulldog Breeds Forums banner

1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,671 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I saw this on another board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2005

Diamond Pet Food has discovered aflatoxin in a product manufactured at our facility in Gaston, South Carolina. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, on corn and other crops.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have notified our distributors and recommended they hold the sale of all Diamond Pet Food products formulated with corn that were produced out of our Gaston facility (see complete list below). Please note that products manufactured at our facilities in Meta, Missouri and Lathrop, California are not affected. The Gaston facility date codes are unique from other Diamond facility codes in that either the eleventh or twelfth character in the date code will be a capital “G” (in reference to Gaston). The range of date codes being reviewed are “Best By 01-March-07” through Best By “11-June-07”. Diamond’s quantitative analysis records substantiate that Diamond’s corn shipments were definitively clear of aflatoxin after December 10. As such, “Best By 11-June-07” date codes or later are not affected by this notice.

States serviced by our Gaston facility include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (eastern), Main, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia.

We are rapidly analyzing retained samples of all products produced in Gaston so we can isolate specific lot numbers impacted and provide this information to our distributors, retailers and customers as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, if your pet is showing any symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your veterinarian immediately.

Product quality and customer satisfaction are important to us. We pledge to keep you updated as new developments occur.

Gaston Facility Products Removed From Sale

Diamond Low Fat Dog Food


Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food


Diamond Maintenance Dog Food


Diamond Performance Dog Food


Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food


Diamond Puppy Food


Diamond Maintenance Cat Food


Diamond Professional Cat Food


Country Value Puppy]


Country Value Adult Dog


Country Value High Energy Dog


Country Value Adult Cat Food



Professional Chicken & Rice Senior Dog Food


Professional Reduced Fat Chicken & Rice Dog Food


Professional Adult Dog Food


Professional Large-Breed Puppy Food


Professional Puppy Food


Professional Reduced Fat Cat Food


Professional Adult Cat Food
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,911 Posts
I saw this too and was going to post it, but you beat me to it Lisa! Thanks :)
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
15,976 Posts
Thanks Lisa - at least the Diamond Lamb and Rice was not listed. But will keep an eye out anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,911 Posts
If it's Lamb and Rice or Chicken and Rice, it will be ok. Also, only one of the distribution centers recalled.

States serviced by our Gaston facility include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (eastern), Main, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia.

I'm not sure where they are from, but there's the list.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,723 Posts
I know Blittle is from Texas, I'm not sure about Erica.

Blittle will be okay, I did a search and he feeds the lamb and Rice, I don't know about Erica
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,911 Posts
Erica is from North Carolina. Hopefully she sees this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,723 Posts
Erica just emailed me back, she did have the G code, but all her dogs seem okay, and she just bought new stuff.

Hopefully everyone stay's healthy [-o<
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,911 Posts
bump!

Please post all Diamond related stuff here!! Please please please?? :D I'll give you all cookies :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,911 Posts
I heard it on the radio this morning. I yelled at Dennis because he was talking to me. I was kind of rude, but I couldn't hear. It's really depressing and irritating at the same time :twisted:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,053 Posts
http://www.diamondpetrecall.com/

States Affected by the Recall
Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,911 Posts
Bump.


Please post all Diamond related items here.


I'm stickying this post for now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
209 Posts
Kirkland brand dog food.
I know there was a recall on diamond dog food, which is owned by kirkland. Ive just read that the kirkland line itself as well as some other products under the costco line have caused the same symptoms. I won't post the link cause i read it on another bulldog forum , and i think crosslinking to other forums is prohibited, but just wanted to get this out there because i know some forum members use this, and would rather be safe than sorry. This report seems to think that the costco line itself may be added to the recall list soon.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Diamond Pet Food Recall
1/4/06 11:53am ET - Update From AnimalHelp:
Despite claims that the brands below are the only brands affected, We
have received feedback from pet owners who have recently fed both Cosco
"Kirkland" brand pet foods and Chicken Soup Brand Dog Food, whose pets
have exhibited the same symptoms as noted with Diamond Brands and the
aflatoxin contamination.


**Please be aware that while these animals had all the same symptoms of
aflatoxin illness the test results have not been completed yet and it
will be a short time before we know for sure whether their deaths were
caused by the food. There are other illnesses and diseases that cause
liver failure and may be to blame. But because the foods these animals
were eating are all made by Diamond, and the symptoms are the same, we
want to warn you to be on the lookout for similar illness in your
animals until we know for sure.

Sadly, a 2 year old Skye Terrier died Monday January 2nd, 2006. He
was eating Chicken Soup brand food and displayed the symptoms of
aflatoxin illness before he died. The other dogs in this household are
also sick. Liver profiles, toxicology screenings and pathology results
are pending.

Also, a cat death has occured on Tuesday January 3rd, 2006 in upstate
SC. This cat was eating Cosco brand cat food and displayed the symptoms
of aflatoxin illness. Pathology results are pending on this cat. We
know of one other cat who almost died from the same symptoms of
aflatoxin illness and also was being fed Cosco brand cat food.

Cosco's Kirkland Brand pet foods are made by Schell & Kampeter , who
also make the Diamond Products. Chicken Soup is considered one of their
super premium food, and they also make Nutra Nuggets. Cosco Kirkland is
made at one or more of the Diamond plants.

If you feed your pet Cosco brands - or ANY other pet food brand (it is
possible that other store brands are made at Diamond plants) - and see
illness and symptoms as mentioned here, we urge you to get your pet to
your veterinarian immediately for a liver profile.

We expect the Chicken Soup brands and the Cosco brands will be added to
the official recall very soon if the test results from these two recent
deaths provide proof that cause of death resulted from ingestion of
aflatoxin in the food. We will keep you up to date if any changes are
announced.


Because of testing conducted by officials in North Carolina, Diamond
Pet Foods has added Diamond Professional for Adult Dogs to the list of
recalled products manufactured in our Gaston, S.C. facility and
distributed in the eastern U.S.

The product, Diamond Professional for Adult Dogs, contains a "Best By"
date of January 29, 2007.

Testing performed by the North Carolina agriculture department showed a
single bag of the product contained high lvels of aflatoxin. The
product was discontinued in August of this year.

According to Mark Brinkmann, chief operations officer for Diamond Pet
Foods, the company will continue working closely with state officials
and will not hesitate to take action if testing warrants.

Customers should return any unused product to their retailers and
should consult their veterinarian if pets show any signs of illness.
Complete information can be found at www.diamondpet.com, or by calling
the Diamond Pet Foods Customer Information Center toll-free at
1-866-214-6945.

What products are being recalled?
Recalled products can be identified by the Date Code and "Best By"
dates listed on the back panel of the package. Recalled products will
have a capital "G" (in reference to Gaston) in the 11th or 12th
position of the date code (18 lb. to 55 lb. bags), and "Best By" dates
between March 1, 2007 and June 10, 2007. The capital"G" will be in the
9th position on smaller 4 lb. to 8 lb. bags.

Diamond's quantitative analysis records substantiate that shipments
were definitively clear of aflatoxin after December 10. As such, "Best
By 11-June-07" date codes or later are not affected. Also, products
with "Best By" dates prior to 28-Feb-07 are safe.

Products manufactured at our Gaston S.C. facility included in the
recall:

Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food
Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food
Diamond Maintenance Dog Food
Diamond Professional for Adult Dogs
Diamond Performance Dog Food
Diamond Puppy Food
Diamond Low Fat Dog Food
Diamond Maintenance Cat Food
Diamond Professional Cat Food
Country Value Puppy
Country Value Adult Dog Food
Country Value High Energy Dog Food
Country Value Adult Cat Food
Professional Chicken & Rice Adult Dog Food
Professional Puppy Food
Professional Large-Breed Puppy Food
Professional Reduced Fat Cat Food
Professional Adult Cat Foo

What products are NOT included in the recall?
Although certain pet foods produced at the Gaston facility have been
voluntarily recalled due to potential aflatoxin contamination, a wide
range of the plant's products are perfectly safe and still can be
purchased from retailers.

Gaston products not part of the recall include:

All Premium Edge products
The complete Chicken Soup product lines***
Diamond Lamb and Rice Adult
Diamond Large Breed Adult 60+
Diamond Large Breed Puppy (Lamb & Rice Puppy)
Diamond Senior 8+
Diamond Kitten
Professional Lamb and Rice
Professional Reduced Fat Chicken & Rice Dog Food

What states receive products from the Gaston facility?
The Gaston facility provides products to our customers in Alabama,
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan*, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio*, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee*, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

*These states receive product from other Diamond Pet Food facilities.
Please check your date code carefully. Unless it has a capital "G" in
the 11th or 12th position of the date code on the larger 15 lb. to 55
lb. bags, it is not included in the recall. The capital "G" will be in
the 9th position on smaller 4 lb. to 8 lb. bags.

Are products manufactured at other Diamond facilities affected by this
situation?
No. Products manufactured at our Gaston facility are the only ones
subject to the recall.

What clinical signs should I look for from my pet?
Symptoms of potential illness in dogs may be difficult to discern, but
include:

Loss of appetite
Yellow whites of the eyes, yellow gums, yellow in the belly or areas
where hair is very thin
Severe, persistent vomiting combined with bloody diarrhea
Discolored urine
Fever

Please be aware that many other medical conditions hve similar
symptoms. Your veterinarian will be able to distinguish between these
other conditions and an exposure to aflatoxin based on your pet's
medical history and current symptoms. Please consult with your
veterinarian if you believe your pet is ill, no matter what the cause.
If your veterinarian diagnoses and treats your pet because of exposure
to aflatoxin, please have your veterinarian contact Diamond Pet Foods
toll free at 1-866-214-6945.

What should I do if my pet consumed recalled products and has any of
the clinical signs?
If your pet has consumed products included in the recall and exhibits
these systems, please urge your veterinarian to run a liver profile. If
your pet is found to have abnormal liver function, please have any
other dog you may own that was fed the same food tested for liver
function as well. Even if your pet does not show symptoms, monitor it
for 7 to 12 days and consult your veterinarian if illness develops.

f possible, please save 1-2 cups of the food for testing and analysis.

When should I take my pet to the veterinarian?
If your dog has consumed affected products and has clinical signs of
aflatoxin, which include loss of appetite, yellow whites of the eyes,
yellow gums, yellow in the belly or areas where hair is very thin,
severe, persistent vomiting combined with bloody diarrhea, or
discolored urine, you should immediately consult your veterinarian.

Because numerous diseases and conditions may have similar clinical
signs, your pet could have a problem other than aflatoxin. If your
veterinarian institutes treatment for aflatoxin, please have him or her
call Diamond Pet Foods toll free at 1-866-214-6945 and ask to speak
with one of our consulting veterinarians.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,555 Posts
I recieved this from Diamond. It explains exactly what was toxic in the test results.

 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
Top