Only the following products with the Production Codes and Best By dates listed below are included in the recall.
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula-18 lbs-NGF0703-10-Jul-2013
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula- 6 lbs.-NGF0802-15-Aug-2013,16-Aug-2013
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula-6 lbs. & 18 lbs.-NGS0101-03-Jan-2014,04-Jan-2014
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula-6 lbs. & 18 lbs.-NGS0702-10-Jul-2013
Premium Edge Kitten Formula-6 oz. samples, 6 lbs. & 18 lbs.-MKT0901-26-Sept-2013,29-Sept-2013,30-Sept-2013,02-Oct-2013
Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula-6 oz. samples & 6 lbs.-MKT0901-30-Sept-2013
4health All Life Stages Cat Formula-5 lbs. & 18 lbs.-NGF0802-14-Aug-2013,18-Aug-2013
Cats fed only the affected lots for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency in cats can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop which may include ventriflexion of the neck (bending towards the floor), wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. If your cat has consumed some of the recalled food and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled cat food should stop feeding the products and discard them safely. Questions or information on refunds or product replacement may be directed to the Pet Food Information Center at 888-965-6131, Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers also may visit Website - http://www.petfoodinformationcenter.com
Incidentally, this not the first time Diamond Pet Foods has been involved in a recall. The Diamond Pet Foods South Carolina manufacturing plant was linked to a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella Infantis infection and was shut down in April of 2012 while the FDA conducted an investigation. A total of 49 people in 20 different states were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis. 10 of those people were hospitalized. In addition, Diamond Pet Foods paid a $3.1 million settlement after a toxic mold called Aflatoxin was found in their pet food and killed dozens of dogs in 2005.