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Diamond Cat Food Recall

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by vene, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. vene

    vene New Member

    Cat Food Recall Information Is Updated
    Published on December 02, 2009

    by EU News Network

    (EUNewsNet.com and OfficialWire)


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Diamond Pet Foods Inc. of Meta, Mo., has updated information concerning its Sept. 23 recall of cat food.

    The recall of Premium Edge-brand finicky adult cat food and Premium Edge hairball cat food was initiated because some lots have the potential to produce thiamine deficiency.

    The FDA said thiamine is essential for cats and symptoms of deficiency can include gastrointestinal or neurological problems such as decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. Later, neurologic signs may include wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures. These ultimately can result in the death of the animal if left untreated.

    The recalled cat foods were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

    The affected date codes were RAF0501A22X 18lb. (BB28NOV10), RAF0501A2X 6 lb. (BB28NOV10), RAF0802B12X 18lb (BB30FEB11), RAH0501A22X 18lb. (BB28NOV10), RAH0501A2X 6lb. (BB28NOV10, BB30NOV10, BB08DEC10).

    To date, 21 cases of thiamine deficiency in cats have been reported and confirmed by Diamond. The reports have been confined to New York and Pennsylvania.

    Consumers with questions can contact the company at 800-977-8797.


    Cat Owners Should Check For Recalled Cat Food

    Submitted by Deborah Mitchell on Dec 2nd, 2009
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    Pet Health Care
    Cat owners who may have missed or ignored an earlier recall of dried cat food made by Diamond Pet Foods Inc. should know that 21 cats have been sickened by the products. The recalled items include Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball dried cat food in the 6 and 18 pound packages.

    Diamond Pet Foods initially announced the cat food recall on September 23 when it realized that these products did not contain an adequate amount of thiamine, an essential nutrient for cats. The 21 sickened cats have confirmed cases of thiamin deficiency, a condition that can cause death if not treated. The company updated its announcement on November 27 in a news release in which it noted that 21 cats had been become ill after eating their product.

    The sickened cats reside in New York and Pennsylvania. The cat food was distributed in 18 states altogether; the other 16 include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.

    Symptoms of thiamine deficiency in cats include salivation, vomiting, weight loss, and decreased appetite. As the condition advances, cats can develop neurological problems, including wobbly walking, circling, falling, seizures, and bending the neck toward the floor.

    Consumers who still have any of the Diamond Pet Foods recalled cat food items can get a full refund from the company if they return the product to the place it was purchased. For more information consumers can call 1-800-977-8797 between 8AM and 5PM central time Monday through Friday.

    Food and Drug Administration recall website
    Diamond Pet Foods News release, Nov. 27, 2009

  2. sunset05

    sunset05 New Member

    Thanks vene.

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