Secrecy in the Pet Food Industry Sends People to the Hospital
May 5, 2012
Do you know if the bag of dog food or cat food you bought was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods? Probably not, because pet food companies tend to keep as much information hidden from consumers as possible. Therefore if you are one of the people who got sick from touching salmonella tainted pet food manufactured by Diamond, or if you fed your pet one of these tainted foods and are now worried – don’t blame yourself. You didn’t know and the pet food companies weren’t telling.
But you know who did know? The pet food companies. Wellness, Natural Balance, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul, Taste of the Wild, Canidae, and all the other companies which have now recalled their foods knew their foods were made at the Diamond plant in SC which was shut down on April 8 due to salmonella contamination. And yet they did nothing, until these recalls were issued Friday night. Now some people are in the hospital and others are worrying for their own health as well as that of their pets.
This list of recalled pet foods is not intended to be comprehensive but rather to give you an idea of the variety of dog and cat foods being recalled. Only certain lots of each of these brands have been recalled, the details of which can be found at the links provided above.
Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy
Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog
Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog
Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog
Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog
Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites
Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food
CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, All Life Stages
CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, Chicken Meal & Rice
CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, Lamb Meal & Rice
CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, CANIDAE Platinum
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula
Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs
Therese at PetsitUSA follows pet food recalls closely so check in with her blog for the latest information as it becomes available.