Premium Edge, Diamond Naturals and 4health Dry Cat Food Formulas Voluntarily Recalled Due to Possibility of Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)


 premium 1Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food. Tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1). There have been no complaints regarding thiamine levels, or any other health issues, related to these products. In association with this voluntary recall, Diamond Pet Foods has tested all other Diamond brands for thiamine deficiency to ensure the safety of the cat food it manufactures. No other product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall.premium

Only product with the following Best By dates and Production Codes are included in the voluntary recall. Further distribution of these affected production codes has occurred through online sales. It is best to check the production code to determine if the product has been recalled or not.

Product          Size                      Production Codes                   Best By                                    States
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Premium Edge
Finicky Adult
Cat Formula                18 lb. bags               NGF0703                  10-Jul-2013               Massachusetts
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Premium Edge     6 lb. bags                NGF0802                             15-Aug-2013,               Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North
Finicky Adult                                                                                                                                   Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
Cat Formula                                                                                                                                      Carolina, Virginia
16-Aug-2013
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Premium Edge                                                                                                                                   Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota,
Senior Cat                                                                                                                                           Missouri, Oklahoma
Hairball
Management
Formula         6 lb. and                 NGS0101                                         03-Jan-2014,
18 lb. bags                                                                         04-Jan-2014
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Premium Edge                                                                                                                                      Florida, New York, North Carolina,
Senior Cat                                                                                                                                              Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,
Hairball                                                                                                                                                  Virginia
Management
Formula         6 lb. and                 NGS0702                                           10-Jul-2013
18 lb. bags
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Premium Edge     6 oz. samples,            MKT0901                  26-Sept-2013               Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New
Kitten Formula                                                                                                                        York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
6 lb. and
18 lb. bags                                                29-Sept-2013

30-Sept-2013

02-Oct-2013
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Diamond Naturals  6 oz. samples and 6 lb.  MKT0901                  30-Sept-2013               Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana,
Kitten Formula   bags                                                                                                                        Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina
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4health All Life 5 lb. and                 NGF0802                  14-Aug-2013,               Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware,
Stages Cat                                                                                                                           Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland,
Formula                                                                                                                              Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South
Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West
Virginia
18 lb. bags                                        18-Aug-2013

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“At Diamond Pet Foods, we have a process where we continuously test our products, and this process allowed us to find the undesired levels of thiamine in some of our cat formulas. Our food safety protocols are designed to provide safe food on a daily basis,” says Michele Evans, Ph.D., Diamond Pet Foods Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. “In the event an error occurs, we have the data to quickly alert pet owners, giving them the confidence they demand of a pet food manufacturer.”

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 the Pet Food Information Center at 1-888-965-6131, Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers also may visit Website – http://www.petfoodinformationcenter.com for additional information.

Cats fed product with the previously listed Production Codes and Best By dates exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats in maintaining normal nervous system function. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Pet owners should contact their veterinarians immediately if a cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency typically is reversible.

Consumer Contact: 888-965-6131

SOURCE  Diamond Pet Foods

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