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On May 7, 2012

Dog food recall expanded: Canidae, Wellness, Natural Balance

Petfood brands recall products made at same Diamond Pet Foods' plant in Gaston, South Carolina, USA

Following the dry dog food recalls by Diamond Pet Foods over concerns of Salmonella contamination at the company's Gaston, South Carolina, USA, petfood manufacturing plant, Canidae, Wellness and Natural Balance have also issued voluntary recalls for certain dry petfood formulas manufactured at the same South Carolina plant.

Canidae Pet Foods is recalling select dry dog food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011, and January 31, 2012, at the Gaston plant. The below list of products being recalled must have production codes that have both a number “3” in the ninth or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit, with a "best before" date of December 9, 2012, through January 31, 2013. Recalled products include:

  • Canidae Dog, All Life Stages
  • Canidae Dog, Chicken Meal & Rice
  • Canidae Dog, Lamb Meal & Rice
  • Canidae Dog, Platinum

The recall affects only products distributed in the following Eastern U.S. states of Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee, but may have been distributed further through other petfood channels. The company says no animal or human illnesses have been associated with the products and they have not tested positive for Salmonella. Customers with questions may contact Canidae Pet Foods at +1.800.398.1600, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.

WellPet LLC is recalling its Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy formula, also manufactured at Diamond Pet Foods' Gaston plant. The recalled product was sold in 15- and 30-pound bags and 5-ounce sample bags, marked with "best by" dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013, on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner. Consumers with questions may contact WellPet LLC at +1.877.227.9587, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

Additionally, Natural Balance is recalling several of its dry dog food formulas also produced in the Gaston plant. The following is a list of recalled products, including bag size, formula and "best by" dates:

  • 5-pound Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog (lot code NBH0103)

December 12, 2012

December 13, 2012

March 12,2013

March 13, 2013

  • 15-pound Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

December 12, 2012

December 13, 2012

December 14, 2012

March 5, 2013

March 6, 2013

  • 28-pound Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

December 12, 2012

December 13, 2012

December 14, 2012

March 5, 2013

March 6, 2013

March 7, 2013

March 8, 2013

March 12, 2013

  • 5-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

December 10, 2012

December 21, 2012

December 22, 2012

  • 15-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

December 10, 2012

December 21, 2012

December 22, 2012

  • 15-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

December 10, 2012

December 21, 2012

December 22, 2012

  • 28-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

December 10, 2012

December 21, 2012

December 22, 2012

  • 5-pound Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

December 17, 2012

December 18, 2012

December 28, 2012

December 29, 2012

  • 15-pound Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

December 9, 2012

December 17, 2012

December 18, 2012

December 28, 2012

December 29, 2012

  • 28-pound Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

December 9, 2012

December 17, 2012

December 18, 2012

December 28, 2012

December 29, 2012

  • 5-pound Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog

December 9, 2012

  • 28-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites

December 12, 2012

December 20, 2012

December 21, 2012

  • 5-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites

December 21, 2012

  • 12.5-pound Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites

December 21, 2012

Recalled products may have been distributed in Canada and in the following USA states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, 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 Washington, D.C. Consumers with questions may contact the company at +1.800.829.4493 or email info@naturalbalanceinc.com.

Apex Pet Foods has also issued a voluntary recall for its Apex Chicken and Rice Dog formula, in both 20- and 40-pound bags, marked with a production code of ACD0101B32 and a "best by" date of January 24, 2013. The company says the product was only distributed in South Carolina, USA. Consumers may contact Apex at +1.866.918.8756, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST.

In addition, Solid Gold is recalling two batches of its dry dog food that were manufactured at Diamond's Gaston facility. Products included in the recall all have a "best by" date of December 30, 2012, and a batch code beginning with SGL1201 or SGB1201. Recalled formulas are:

  • All sizes Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Food
  • All sizes Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food

Consumers who purchased the recalled Solid Gold products may contact the company at +1.800.364.4863 or email dane@solidgoldhealth.com.

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