Saturday, January 24, 2015
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On May 4, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods announced a voluntary recallof Costco’s Kirkland Signature Dog Food. The Kirkland dog food recall mentioned in the FDA news bulletin includes:
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
- Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
The recall has now been confirmed in a news release posted by the Food and Drug Administration and updated on 5/7/2012.
How to Know If You Have a Recalled Product
If your pet food has been recalled, the production codes on the back of bags will have both a number “3” in the 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit.
The best before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
The following diagram illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:
The dog food recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Puerto Rico
Of course, wider distribution through other pet food channels is always possible.
What to Do?
Salmonella is serious business – for both you and your pet. So, if you can confirm your dog’s food is one of the products being recalled, stop feeding or handling it immediately.
If you’ve discarded the packaging (something we recommend you never do) – or you’re in any way in doubt – do not take chances. Be safe. Stop feeding or handling the product anyway.
According to Diamond:
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.
The company has set up a special website containing all Diamond Dog Food products currently under recall — along with all relevant package codes. [Editor’s Note: page has apparently been removed by Diamonnd]
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Here's a problem that I see. When people have gone to the PD to address their issues, the PD fails to help and filter those complaints properly. When my husband was arrested on July 24th for the incident with Lucas, there were two other women in the lobby trying to get help from a police officer to have her cat transferred to another shelter but Lucas was refusing. Sooo...in just one day, at the same time you have two separate incidents involving two people who don't know each other involving the same vet clinic...but that didn't raise a flag? That didn't sound any alarms? And let me also add. The captain of the Wentzville PD is FAMILY with the Lucas'. Any complaints that have been taken to him about AT may be "disappearing". You want me to say it? Fine, I'll say it. There's shady stuff going on there. Too many fingers pointing in different directions on who's responsible for what is going on and whose job it is to fix it. But when you have a captain on the police force is "in bed", if you will, with the very people who are committing these atrocities, it begs me to ask.. What is HE gaining by allowing this to continue? Is the captain being paid hush money or "look away" money? It begs for an investigation! It's going to sound really odd...but how deep does this go? Who's to say that the PD hasn't known about it? The money they make from "pet at large" fines are probably astronomical. Not to mention the fines and fees occurred against people who don't have the money to pick up their dogs after 5 days and get slapped with court fines and fees for "animal abandonment". People having problems with Lucas have always trusted the PD for help. But the PD has other problems to deal with and doesn't treat the problems and issues with Lucas as a criminal issue...its a civil issue. And THAT is why these issues are just now coming to light. Lucas has managed to stay off the criminal radar, possible due to some help at the PD? Again, this all may be the ramblings of an upset pet animal/ lover and wife. But please don't take my silence as a weakness. I have my BS in criminal justice with a minor in terrorism and national security management. I know my rights and I know whats legal and what not. I also know corrupt when I see it.