Diamond Pet Food has discovered aflatoxin in a product manufactured at its facility in Gaston, South Carolina. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, on corn and other crops. Corn is a common ingredient in many cat ad dog foods.

Below is a list of the products being recalled in Connecticut.

Gaston Facility Products removed form sale

Diamond Low Fat Dog Food

Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food

Diamond Maintenance Dog Food

Diamond Performance Dog Food

Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food

Diamond Puppy Food

Diamond Maintenance Cat Food

Diamond Professional Cat Food

Country Value Puppy

Country Value Adult Dog

Country Value High Energy Dog

Country Value Adult Cat Food.

Professional Chicken and Rice Senior Dog Food

Professional Reduced Fat Chicken and Rice Dog Food

Professional Adult Dog Food

Professional Large-Breed Puppy food

Professional Puppy Food

Professional Reduced Fat Cat Food

Professional Adult Cat Food.

Products being recalled will have a date code "Best By 01 - March-07" through Best By "11-June-07". Diamond's analysis records substantiate that Diamond's corn shipments were definitively clear of aflatoxin after Dec. 10, 2005. As such, products labeled with date codes "Best By 11 - June - 07" or late rare not affected by this notice.

The symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning are:

Lethargy, loss of appetite, occasional vomiting, sever or bloody diarrhea, and yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums.

If you suspect a pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms after ingesting recalled product please seek assistance from your veterinarian immediately. This condition may be fatal.

For up to the minute information please see the following link http://www/diamondpetfood.com/.

Department of Agriculture Commissioner F. Philip Prelli commends the company for their proactive and voluntary action to inform the consumer and ensure pet safety.