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WELLNESS DOG FOOD RECALL 5/5/12

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I just received this info from Wellness, and passing it along.

 

 

WELLPET LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS ONE RECIPE 
OF DRY DOG FOOD
DUE TO SALMONELLA AT DIAMOND PET FOODS’ FACILITY

 

 
 

 

 

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Tewksbury, Mass. (May 4, 2012) – WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers. The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella. ...

 

 

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Thank you, Gloria! For bringing this to our attention. agree.gif
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All these recalls are very sad - but, it shows that the companies are on top of things and letting the petparents know about problems as quickly as they can.

 

In the article it was good to know that most other Wellness foods are manufactured in their own plant in Indiana, because I use Wellness products.  smile.gif

 

 

 

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The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet’s own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.
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I feel real bad about this.  It makes me glad that Nutro makes all of our own products at our own plants.  We can trace every ingredient and don't have to worry about a third party manufacturer dropping the ball. 
 

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See you posted and had a question-Is Nutro owned by Waltham and or Mars?  Sister was looking into a new dry or wet food as came across many recent reports from people posting of issues with her current dogs food and upon looking into Pedigree I saw Nutro listed as well.

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See you posted and had a question-Is Nutro owned by Waltham and or Mars?  Sister was looking into a new dry or wet food as came across many recent reports from people posting of issues with her current dogs food and upon looking into Pedigree I saw Nutro listed as well.

 

Hi Cats, not sure what your are really asking about.  Mars is the parent company for Nutro.  Nutro is a separate entity under the Mars umbrella and operated as a separate company.  Mars is family owned and a private corporation.  No share holders to answer to.  Does this answer your question?  If you need more info feel free to ask here or it might be more appropriate to PM me as this thread is not about Nutro.  Hey Cats, have a good Sunday smile.gif

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Thank you for posting this very important information to me. GloriaJH - I agree. All Just MHO, for me it was also where Wellness/Well Pet, states that they had tested all of their product sent and it had tested as negative. Prior to that I was still freaking out a bit as my youngest baby boy Stilpho has been on Wellness (Blue Bag) Kitten/Cat Formula, since he moved to solid food as a baby. I'm awaiting my 1st delivery from Hare-Today so I can to transition my boys to raw diets. I felt the same way about Kibble's issues now, as I did about my own carnivore diet 20yrs ago (too little Fed regulation so poor quality, and buying Xyz meat didn't always mean I was actually buying 100% Xyz meat or that the Xyz meat I bought wasn't a carrier of oodles of sickness), so how can I feed my baby boys food (like Kibbles or general store bought meat) of a quality that I personally refused to eat? *shrugs* *smiles* Anyways, Thanks for the heads up! Source: http://www.dailydisruption.com/2012/05/wellpet-recalls-dog-food-after-salmonella-presence-in-diamond-pet-foods-sc-facility/
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All these recalls are very sad - but, it shows that the companies are on top of things and letting the petparents know about problems as quickly as they can.

In the article it was good to know that most other Wellness foods are manufactured in their own plant in Indiana, because I use Wellness products.  smile.gif

Sorry, but I have to disagree about the timely response stuff. The CDC has known about the problem since at least March - and the problem in HUMANS with salmonella from dogs or the food dates back to OCTOBER 2011:
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports numerous varieties of pet foods manufactured at the Gaston, SC Diamond Pet Food facility have been linked to fourteen human Salmonella infections in nine states. Five people were hospitalized.

From the CDC website: "Multiple brands of dry pet food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at a single manufacturing facility in South Carolina have been linked to some of the human Salmonella infections."

"A total of 14 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 9 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Connecticut (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1), and Virginia (1)."

"On April 2, 2012, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development detected Salmonella in an unopened bag of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food, which had been collected March 14, 2012, during routine retail testing of dry pet food. Public health investigators used PulseNet to identify recent cases of human illness with a PFGE pattern indistinguishable from Salmonella Infantis which was isolated from the unopened bag of dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods. In interviews, ill persons answered questions about contact with animals and foods consumed during the week before becoming ill. Seven of 10 (70%) ill persons interviewed reported contact with a dog in the week before becoming ill. Of 5 ill persons who could recall the type of dog food with which they had contact, 4 (80%) identified dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods that may have been produced at a single facility in South Carolina."

The first recall was April 22, 2012 from that Diamond manufacturing plant in SC. They assured us then there were no problems with the other lines of food manufactured there, then kept adding brands and lines to the recall. NOW, because of the Human salmonella problems, pet food manufacturers are recalling foods manufactured at the plant.

http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/cdc-links-diamond-pet-food-to-human-salmonella-outbreak.html
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