Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wellness Natural Dog Food RECALL/ Diamond Pet Food Proccessing Plant

I often speak highly of the natural dog food brand Wellness, however I have been hearing some very disturbing information from other pet owners so I decided to do my own research.
Here is what Wellness posted on their Facebook page October 30th 2012

"At Wellness, your complete satisfaction is always our top priority. Only the best tasting, most nutritious food will do for our furry family members. With that in mind we want to let you know that we have discovered that a small amount of our 12lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of August 18, 2013 did not meet our high standards. A small batch of the product with this specific date code was found to be higher in moisture than our recipe calls for. High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration date, but poses no health risk.
We want you and your pet to be completely satisfied, so we are asking those who may have this limited supply of food to contact us for a replacement. No other dates, bag sizes or recipes are affected. Thanks for your support of Wellness, and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-225-0904. We'll be open at 8am eastern on Wednesday morning."
Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food - 12lbs best by August 18, 2013 has been recalled. Its not that the bag didn't meet their high standards, the food is contaminated!!!
After more research I found that the manufacturing company Diamond Pet Foods, manufactures many dog foods on the market and that plant seems to have more recalls than any other dog food manufacture plant. That raises a RED FLAG on my radar.  
 Diamond Pet Foods manufactures the following dog foods:
  • Costco's Kirkland Signature
  • Solid Gold Health Products for Pets
  • Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods
  • Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain (Available only at Costco)
  • Taste of the Wild Pet Foods
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
  • 4Health (Available only at Tractor Supply Company)
  • NutraGold Super Premium Holistic Formulas
In May 2012 products manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods were all recalled due to Salmonella poisoning in 9 different states. Humans that had handled the dog food were hospitalized and dogs who were so ill passed due to the poisoning. 

For your health and the health of your pets RESEARCH WERE the pet food you feed your dogs in being manufactured. Many pet food company's don't have their own manufacturing plants so they contract bigger companies to have it done. Those plants also contract with many other pet food companies as well so when there is a break out of contaminated foods it spreads through out the plant. 



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