Monday, May 15, 2006

FDA Issues Warning To Diamond Gaston Plant

This is the same plant where the food contaminated with aflatoxin was produced last fall. Diamond issued a recall on certain lots of their food in December of 2005. You can read the warning letter here.

IMPORTANT: Diamond also produces and distributes pet food under the following names:
  • Diamond
  • Country Value
  • Professional
  • Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul
  • Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge (made by Nutro, which is a division of Schell and Kampeter, the owners of the Diamond dog food plant in Gaston, SC)
  • Nutra
  • Nutra Gold
  • Kirkland brand dog food sold at Costco
  • Nutra Nuggets
and others. View the original recall here.

My mom is soooooooooooooooooo glad I'm on a raw diet and I don't eat dog food anymore!

6 comments:

  1. My doggie mom and doggie dad eat Professional. I told my human mom about this and she is going to send the link to the humans who live with my doggie parents.

    Thank you for this information.

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  2. Thanks for informing the community. How do you like the raw diet?

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  3. Thanks for all the info. You see I was a VERY sick puppy the first year of my life (I am only 1.5 years old now). I am still a VERY small boxer I only weigh 43lbs which is VERY small for a boxer.

    Boxers have a very sensitive digestive system so my mom has thought about the raw diet but did not know very much. Thank you again for all the info.

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  4. The first time my parents took me to the vet I had a giardia. I also gave it to my mother. Mom got so sick and no one knew what was wrong until my vet diagnosed her.

    Then I had a tumor at 4.5 months fortunatly it was NOT cancer. Boxers are prone to cancer. Then we found out I had demodectic mange. I lost all my fur and had to be on meds for 6 weeks. I was born in November my parents bought me in Jan and by October I had back pains.

    Mom took me to the vet 6 times before they reffered her to the doggy neurologist. It turns out I had a bladder infection that was not treated for months! (I don't blame mom because she did not know) It turns out I was growning bone in vertebrae (the bladder infection spread to my spine). That was causing the pain in my back. On my very first birthday I went to the neurologist. I had a tuff 1st year of life. I also had to be on meds for the past 7 months. Tomorrow I am going back to the vet for a badder test. I am sure everything is going to come out great. If things are good then I get off the meds! Hurray!!!

    Mom and dad think I came from a puppymill and that is the source of all my problems. They said they would NEVER again buy another dog at the pet store. A lot of my problems are from inbreeding. But I have heard my parents say they wouldn't trade me for the world.

    They have now bought my doggy insurance and they are always making fun of me since I am a working dog and I don't work. But what they don't understand is I work! I give them kisses and keep them warm in bed ect...

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  5. Thanks for helping protect us by keeping us informed, We are praying for Meeko to get a forever home VERY soon. (Sorry haven't been commenting--computer problems. =sigh=)

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  6. I had a panic there for a moment, as Lupus has dogfood from 'Nutro' which is natural, organic dry food that we mix with a bit of meat.

    Phew!

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