Voluntary Recall of 5 Diamond Pet Foods Cat Foods

March 11, 2013

Usually, we see recalls – voluntary or not – of dog food products, and it is not as often we see cat foods being recalled.  This time, Diamond Pet Foods in Columbia, SC, is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food, and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food.

Tests conducted by the company indicate that the recalled products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).  There have been no complaints, and it is a precautionary recall.

According to the FDA, Diamond Pet Foods has tested all other Diamond Brands for thiamine deficiency to ensure the safety of the cat food it manufactures.

Only products with the following Best By dates and production codes are included in this recall.

Product Size Production Codes Best By States
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula 18 lb. bags NGF0703 10-Jul-2013 Massachusetts
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula 6 lb. bags NGF0802 15-Aug-2013,
16-Aug-2013
Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula 6 lb. and
18 lb. bags
NGS0101 03-Jan-2014,
04-Jan-2014
Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula 6 lb. and
18 lb. bags
NGS0702 10-Jul-2013 Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Premium Edge Kitten Formula 6 oz. samples,
6 lb. and 18 lb. bags
MKT0901 26-Sept-2013
29-Sept-2013
30-Sept-2013
02-Oct-2013
Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula 6 oz. samples and 6 lb. bags MKT0901 30-Sept-2013 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
4health All Life Stages Cat Formula 5 lb. and
18 lb. bags
NGF0802 14-Aug-2013,
18-Aug-2013
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

For a full refund or for more information, please contact the Pet Food Information Center at 888/965-6131, Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.  You may also click here  for information.

If a cat was fed the affected, recalled foods exclusively for several weeks, it may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency.  Symptoms include gastrointestinal or neurological problems.  Look for decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss.  Contact your veterinarian, should any of those symptoms appear, if your cat has been eating the recalled foods.

At this point, I should add that a better diet for a cat is a wet – or canned food diet.  Please talk to your veterinarian about switching your kitty from a dry diet to canned.

 

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