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UPDATE: This recall now affects ALL date codes and varieties of Diamond and Diamond Naturals dog foods. The best before dates range between December 9, 2012 and April 7, 2013; Production codes have a number “2″ or “3″ in the 9th or 10th digit and the letter “X” in the 11th digit.

Diamond Pet Foods announced a recall for its Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice dry dog food because the product could be contaminated with salmonella.
See the recall details here.
There have been no reports of illness in humans or dogs, both of which  can be affected by salmonella from animal food.
9.8 percent of pet food sampled between 2007 and 2009 tested positive for salmonella.
This is the second pet food recall for salmonella contamination in the past week. Hartz recalled Wardley fish food after tests revealed salmonella in its tropical flake food.
READ: Pet Fish Food Recalled for Salmonella Risks
From Diamond’s press release:

Pets with salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may belethargic 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.

 

This recall only affects Diamond Naturals food, and not food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods sold under other brand names like Kirkland or NutraGold.
Consumers with this product should immediately discard it and contact Diamond Pet Food for information about a refund.
For more recall details like contact information and affected varieties, visit our marketplace.