Pet Food Recalled Due to Potential Health Risk
Several pet food manufacturers have voluntarily recalled dog food formulas due to possible salmonella contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Diamond Pet Foods, Natural Balance, Wellpet LLC and Canidae Pet Foods have all issued recalls.

Diamond Pet Foods temporarily suspended delivery of all products made at its Gaston, S.C., plant. Natural Balance Pet Foods and WellPet LLC announced voluntary recalls of dry pet food formulas that were manufactured in Diamond's Gaston, S.C. facility.

The Natural Balance affected products include: Sweet Potato & Venison Dog, Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog, Sweet Potato & Bison Dog, Vegetarian Dog, Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites, and Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites. For information on recalled bag sizes, production code and best by dates, click here.

Recalled Natural Balance Products may have been distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Canada.

WellPet's Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy, 15-lb. and 30-lb., and 5-oz. sample bags with best-by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013 were recalled.


Canidae Pet Foods recalled some of its dry pet food formulas manufactured in the same Gaston, S.C., plant. Canidae Dog All Life Stages, Chicken Meal & Rice, Lamb Meal & Rice and Platinum formulas have been recalled. For information on recalled products' production codes and best before dates, click here.


Diamond Pet Foods announced that it was voluntarily recalling bags of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food as a precautionary measure, as the product had the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The product was distributed to customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states.