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Animals In Print
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From 2 January 2006 Issue

Warning: SOME Diamond Pet Food Contaminated With Aflatoxin, A Toxin

In a letter to thousands of its suppliers, Diamond Pet Food announced it found aflatoxin in products made at its Gaston, South Carolina, plant, said Chief Operating Officer Mark Brinkmann.

Products made at the Gaston facility are shipped to Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont and Virginia.

If you are feeding any of these foods, or know anyone that is STOP IMMEDIALTELY and tell them, the aflatoxin is deadly
and there is no cure.

The affected products:

Diamond Low Fat Dog Food

 Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food

Diamond Maintenance Dog Food

Diamond Performance Dog Food

Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food

Diamond Puppy Food

Diamond Maintenance Cat Food

Diamond Professional Cat Food

Country Value Puppy

Country Value Adult Dog

Country Value High Energy Dog

Country Value Adult Cat Food

Professional Chicken & Rice Senior Dog Food

Professional Reduced Fat Chicken & Rice Dog Food

Professional Adult Dog Food

Professional Large-Breed Puppy Food

Professional Puppy Food
 
Professional Reduced Fat Cat Food

Professional Adult Cat Food

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QUOTE:December 30, 2005
FDA Investigation of Diamond Pet Food Finds Some Product Exported

CVM Update

In its continuing investigation of the contamination of pet food manufactured at Diamond Pet Foods Gaston, SC, facility, the Food and Drug Administration has found that some of the product subject to a company recall had been exported to at least 29 countries, including countries within the European Union. Diamond Pet Foods is recalling certain lots of pet food made at the plant earlier this year after the discovery that some of the products were contaminated with aflatoxin, a toxin created by the fungus Aspergillus flavus. The company has notified distributors and asked them to hold recalled products. (More information about the recall, including the specific products covered, is available at www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/diamond12_05.html.)FDAs Office of International Programs has notified the countries that received the product about the recall.To date, FDAs Center for Veterinary Medicine has received reports from four States of 41 dogs becoming ill reportedly from consumption of the contaminated pet food, with 23 of these dogs having died.
 

Issued by:
FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine,
Communications Staff, HFV-12
7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855
Telephone: (240) 276-9300 FAX: (240) 276-9115

Internet Web Site: http://www.fda.gov/cvmWeb page updated by hd - December 30, 2005 4:00 PM ET
END QUOTE
 

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