Information About the Voluntary Recall of a Limited Production Run of Four CANIDAE Dry Dog Food Formulas
CANIDAE has initiated a voluntary product recall affecting limited batches of four CANIDAE dry dog foods made at a Diamond Pet Foods manufacturing facility in Gaston, South Carolina between December 9, 2011 and January 31, 2012. This plant has recently recalled some of its Diamond brand products due to the potential for Salmonella contamination, though there have been no positive test results for Salmonella on CANIDAE products.
The only CANIDAE products subject to this recall are as follows.
- CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, All Life Stages
- CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, Chicken Meal & Rice
- CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, Lamb Meal & Rice
- CANIDAE Dog Dry Dog Food, CANIDAE Platinum
Only CANIDAE dry dog food formulas with production codes that must have BOTH a number “3” in the 9th digit and an “X” in the 10th or 11th digit with a best before dates of December 9, 2012, through January 31, 2013 are being voluntarily recalled.
Following is an example of how to read the production code and best before date:
All consumers who have purchased the CANIDAE Dry Dog Foods listed above, manufactured out of the Gaston, South Carolina facility with the specific production and “Best Before” codes on their bags listed above should discontinue feeding the product immediately and return the unused portion to your local independent retailer. Please avoid touching the food, use caution in handling the bags, and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water after handling.
The recall affects only products distributed in the following Eastern U.S. states and were manufactured at the Diamond Pet Food Gaston, South Carolina plant. Further distribution to other pet food channels may have occurred.
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like a replacement product or a refund, may contact Canidae Pet Foods at (800) 398-1600, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm PST. Consumers may also go to canidae.com for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all products affected by this voluntary recall are removed from shelves.