Recall expanded to include cat foods

Dogs aren’t the only ones in danger from the recent recall of dry pet food from Diamond Pet Foods.

The recall has now been expanded to include some cat foods, as well.

The affected brands are Kirkland Signature products, manufactured by Diamond. The products are Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before Dec. 9, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013) and Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (Dec. 9, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013).

The product was distributed in the following states and provinces: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Canada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Canada, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Canada, Ontario, Canada, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Canada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Puerto Rico.

However, it is possible that the product made it to additional states through other distribution channels.

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production code on their bag. If the code has both a "3" in the 9th position AND an "X" in the 11th position, the product is affected by the recall. The best-before dates for the recalled products are Dec. 9, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013.

Dog food brands affected by the recall include:

  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Apex
  • Kirkland Signature/Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain
  • Canidae

Reports from Diamond Pet Foods indicated that no pets have become ill as a result of the contamination; however, this only reflects that no animal illnesses have been reported to Diamond Pet Foods. State and federal agencies do not track pet illnesses, so it can be difficult to know when animals get sick from pet foods.

Diamond Pet Foods has a

website devoted to maintaining updated information about the food recall.