Vitamin B1 deficient dry cat food and more salmonella problems prompted recalls on several pet foods. There was also a recall of parakeet food.
Diamond Pet Foods recalled certain production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula, Premium Edge Kitten dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food. No complaints had been filed, but the company conducted tests which indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
Thiamine is essential for cats in maintaining normal nervous system function. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Pet owners should contact their veterinarians immediately if a cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency typically is reversible.
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact the Pet Food Information Center at 18889656131, Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers also may visit Website - http://www.petfoodinformationcenter.com for additional information.
The products were not sold in California, however, they were sold popular destinations such as New York and Florida. Check the chart below for production codes.
ProductSizeProduction CodesBest ByStatesPremium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula18 lb. bagsNGF070310-Jul-2013MassachusettsPremium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula6 lb. bagsNGF080215-Aug-2013,
16-Aug-2013Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, VirginiaPremium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula6 lb. and
18 lb. bagsNGS010103-Jan-2014,
04-Jan-2014Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, OklahomaPremium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula6 lb. and
18 lb. bagsNGS070210-Jul-2013Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, VirginiaPremium Edge Kitten Formula6 oz. samples,
6 lb. and 18 lb. bagsMKT090126-Sept-2013
02-Oct-2013Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, VirginiaDiamond Naturals Kitten Formula6 oz. samples and 6 lb. bagsMKT090130-Sept-2013Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina4health All Life Stages Cat Formula5 lb. and
18 lb. bagsNGF080214-Aug-2013,
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Steve’s Real Food of Murray, Utah is recalling its 5 lb. bags of "Turducken Canine Diet – 8oz. Patties due to potential contamination of Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
The recalled Turducken Canine Diet – 8oz Patties in a 5 lb. bag were distributed from October 2012 to January 2013 in retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York , California, Minnesota and Tennessee.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Diggin' Your Dog™ announced 7 March 2013 that they are voluntarily withdrawing one lot of its Strippin' Chicks™ Pet Treats produced on 8-30-12 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The sample was obtained in Colorado and the company has accounted for its distribution in Colorado of this lot.
No other Diggin' Your Dog™ products, lots, or production dates are affected.
The lot being voluntarily withdrawn is: Strippin' Chicks™ Pet Treats 5 oz Bag. Lot Code 250322 Use By Date: 2-23-14.
Diggin' Your Dog™ is committed to providing the highest-quality pet treats possible to their customers. As a precautionary measure, Diggin' Your Dog™ will continue to produce all products in very small, handmade lot batches.
No Other Diggin' Your Dog™ products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal. Customers who have purchased this lot code are urged to stop feeding the product to their pet, remove the lot code from the packaging, and discard the contents.
A full refund, plus $1.00 to cover postage will be received by mailing the UPC and lot code to:
Diggin Your Dog, LLC, PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511.
All refunds will be processed within ten business days (plus postage time).
For questions or more information, contact Diggin' Your Dog™.
By phone at 775-742-7295 Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 4:00PM Pacific Standard Time
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
United Pet Group, Inc., announces that it has voluntarily withdrawn a limited quantity of the products "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels." These products contain small quantities of dried parsley flakes supplied to United Pet Group by Specialty Commodities, Inc. On February 11, 2013, Specialty Commodities, Inc. initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to United Pet Group and other pet food suppliers because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specialty Commodities, Inc. distributed the products to United Pet Group on May 30, 2012, and August 29, 2012. Above listed products were distributed throughout the USA and Canada between Oct 2012 and Feb 2013.
United Pet Group, Inc., is voluntarily withdrawing the following specific lot numbers of its "Ultra Blend Gourmet Food for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets," "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches," and "ēCotrition Grains & Greens Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels" because of the recall initiated by for parsley by Specialty Commodities, Inc. The specific lot numbers/production codes subject to this notice are as follows:
Ultra Blend Gourmet, Food for Parakeets (80oz bag)
UPC 26851 00904 Item # A904 / 056-0904-01 – USE BY dates: 07/20/15 and 10/20/15
ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Parakeets (8oz bag)
UPC 26851 00505 Item # A505 / 11-20700 – USE BY dates: 10/23/15 and 11/14/1
ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Canaries and Finches (8oz bag)
UPC 26851 00546 Item # C546 / 11-20712 – USE BY date: 10/16/15
ēCotrition Grains & Greens, Nutritional Supplement for Cockatiels (6.5oz bag)
UPC 26851 00512 Item # B512 / 11-20711 – USE BY date: 12/05/15
No other United Pet Group, Inc., products are affected by this voluntary withdrawal. Customers who have purchased any of the products noted above are urged to dispose of them or return them for a full refund. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there may be risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
There have been no known illnesses to date associated with the consumption of these products. If you have these products, please contact United Pet Group's Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-645- 5145, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM - 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.