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MORE NEWS ON PET FOOD CONTAMINATION SITUATION - MAY 24, 2007
Sent: May 24, 2007
The following FDA recall email was issued today:
Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula Recalled Due to Cross Contamination
Customer Information Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Meta, MO -- May 23, 2007 -- Diamond Pet Foods announced that it has recalled a limited quantity of Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula because of confirmatory testing that indicates the product may include traces of melamine resulting from cross contamination during manufacturing. No animal deaths have been reported.
This action is limited to Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula with production codes of NLR0404A2SL, "Best Before" Oct. 9, 2008, and NLR0404B2SL, "Best Before" Oct. 9, 2008. The recalled product was manufactured at the company's Lathrop, Calif. facility. No other Nutra Nuggets products are affected.
Consumers who purchased Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula with production codes of NLR0404A2SL, "Best Before" Oct. 9, 2008, and NLR0404B2SL, "Best Before" Oct. 9, 2008, should stop feeding the product immediately and return unused portions to their retailer for a full refund. Consumers may also contact the Diamond Pet Foods Customer Information Center toll free at 1-866-214-6945 for further information. The Center, which is staffed by veterinarians, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT.
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The following email was forwarded to us by Janice Vollmer. Please read it carefully. We cannot attest to the accuracy of the information contained--but thought we should send it out for your information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WERE UNABLE TO COPY AND PASTE THE TOXICOLOGY REPORT REFERRED TO.
"Itchmo has learned that a toxicology test reported the presence of cyanuric acid in an opened bag of what is alleged to be Iams Large Breed dry dog food.
"According to the report obtained by Itchmo, the results have been certified by a forensic toxicologist. We have obtained a copy of the toxicology report and you can see for yourself. We have remove personal information for privacy reasons and a correct lot number was obtained.
"We have contacted Iams and we’re waiting on their response.
"Iams Large Breed does not list rice protein concentrate or wheat gluten as ingredients.
"We cannot stress this point enough: This test was performed on a sample from an opened bag. We do not know if this is an isolated case of contamination before or after the sale, or if it is widespread.
"This information requires verification and we are asking for your help.
"Itchmo is asking you to find an unopened 20 lb. bag of Iams Large Breed dry dog food that matches the lot number: 260608 70574173 F4 US30940 with the expiration date of 6/26/08.
"If you find an unopened bag, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide further instructions. If it’s the right bag, we will pay for the cost of the bag of food, shipping and testing. There will be no cost to you.
"If an unopened bag is found and tested, we will release the results as soon as they become available regardless of the outcome. "
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