Early this month, Diamond Pet Food announced a recall of a single production run of its Lamb and Rice dog food. The food, produced in its Gaston, South Carolina manufacturing plant, had the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
These bags had specific manufacturing codes and a “Best By” date of January 3, 2013 and January 4, 2013. A complete listing of these can be found in the company’s announcement. None of these bags were destined for Washington state, but may have ended up here through third party retailers.
Last week, Diamond announced that it was suspending all production at the Gaston, SC plant.
The company has not issued any additional recalls. It plans to resume manufacturing once the plant meets the “highest possible standards of quality.”
The Gaston plant manufactures a number of brands other than the Diamond formula involved in the recall. None of these additional brands have been recalled. The additional brands include:
- Taste of the Wild
- Premium Edge
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
We will continue to monitor developments to determine if the earlier recall expands. If any foods sold by Smiley Dog are potentially affected, you will be contacted immediately.