We are sorry to have to say it, but we told you so. Salmonella is discovered in another Diamond Pet Food plant.
Diamond Natural Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula dog food has been recalled due to salmonella contamination. This Diamond Pet Food manufacturing plant is in Meta, Missouri, not Gaston, South Carolina. The affected foods are the 16 and 18 lbs. bags, Code 0801. Distribution was to the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. However distribution may not be limited to these states.
The product is Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula. Only samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes are affected.
Production Code & Best Before Date
DSL0801, 20-Oct.-2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 20, 2011) DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012
DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)
DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)
There are also questions concerning manufacturing dates of products, packaging dates and best by dates. If manufacture and best by dates don’t coincide, where and how has the food been stored? Why aren’t the dates matching?
We still hold that all pet food companies and their outsource facilities should be responsible for constantly checking these plants for safe, sanitary conditions.
When we buy their food, we place our pets’ lives in their hands. It’s time to make them accountable to us.
For further information, Call Diamond at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8am-6pm, EST.