Consumer Alert - Pet Food Recall
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.