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Diamond Pet Foods Recalls Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals, and 4health Dry Cat Food Formulas

By Courtney Temple    March 11, 2013 at 11:30AM / (0) comments

Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall on limited production codes due to possible low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1). 

The following products are included in the recall:

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

Only the products with the listed Best by dates and Production Codes have been affected. However, further distribution has occurred through online sales.

According to a FDA press release, tests conducted by the company indicated that the recalled products may have a low level of thiamine (vitamin B1). All other Diamond Pet Foods brands have been tested to ensure safety.

If you fed your cat the recalled products they may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency, which can have a harmful effect on the nervous system.

It’s important to look for early signs that may develop, including decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In more advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (leaning over) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling, and seizures. In most cases, neurological symptoms are preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms. If you notice your cat exhibiting any of the listed symptoms, consult your veterinarian immediately.  If treated quickly, thiamine deficiency can be reversed.

At the time of the release no health issues have been reported associated with this recall.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Pet Food Information Center at 1-888-965-6131, Sunday through Saturday, 8AM-6PM Eastern Standard Time, or visit petfoodinformationceneter.com.

 

Source: FDA

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