Canidae Dog Food Recall (USA)
Canidae Pet Foods Initiates Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food
to the Potential for Salmonella
No pet or human illnesses have been reported
associated with Canidae Pet Foods
Consumer Contact: 800-398-1600
Media Contact: Michael Lopes 800-398-1600
ext. 516, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 4, 2012
Canidae Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of
certain dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011, and January
31, 2012 at the Diamond Pet Food Gaston, South Carolina plant.
there have been no animal or human illnesses related to Canidae Pet Food, and
the product has not tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily
initiated this recall out of caution to ensure the health and safety of
consumers and their pets.
The below list of product with production codes
that must have both a number “3” in the 9th or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th
digit with a best before dates of December 9, 2012, through January 31, 2013
which are being recalled.
The only Canidae products potentially affected
- Canidae Dog, All Life Stages
- Canidae Dog, Chicken Meal & Rice
- Canidae Dog, Lamb Meal & Rice
- Canidae Dog, Platinum
Following is an example of how to read the production code and best before
The recall affects only products distributed in the following Eastern U.S.
states which were manufactured at the Diamond Pet Food Gaston, South Carolina
plant. Further distribution to other pet food channels may
Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Tennessee
Canidae Pet Foods apologizes for any potential
issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.
Pet owners who
are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would
like a replacement product or a refund, may contact Canidae Pet Foods via a toll
free call at 1-800-398-1600, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm PST. Consumers
may also go to canidae.com for more information. The company is working with
distributors and retailers to ensure all products affected by this voluntary
recall are removed from shelves.
As the products being recalled have the
potential of Salmonella contamination, it is important to use care in handling
them. Please carefully read all information below.
Pets with Salmonella
infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left
untreated, pets may be lethargic 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. We do not have any confirmed reports
of pet illnesses.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected
with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands with
soap and hot water, immediately after having contact with surfaces exposed to
this product. Healthy people who believe they may have been exposed to
Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be
affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ
transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for
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