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5/22/12 9:42 P

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Good heavens! I think I should just go back to making my own dog and cat food like I used to.

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5/22/12 9:34 P

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I had no idea people could get sick from handling affected dog food but it stands to reason. thanks for the post.

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5/7/12 8:22 P

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Yes, I thank you too Ronda!

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5/7/12 7:22 P

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Thanks Ronda!

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5/7/12 5:53 P

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I also read Saturday that there has been a salmonella outbreak with people handling the dog food.



Salmonella in dog food sickens 14 people across US


By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal health officials say at least 14 people in nine states have been infected with salmonella by handling tainted dog food.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said no deaths have been reported, but at least five people have been hospitalized. The pet food was made at Diamond Pet Foods' plant in Gaston, S.C.

The company said no pets were sickened but declined to comment further.

Health officials say people can get salmonella by handling infected dog food, then not washing their hands before eating or handling their own food.

The South Carolina plant was shut down April 7 and food made there has been recalled. Diamond Pet Foods paid a $3.1 million settlement after a toxic mold in its pet food killed dozens of dogs in 2005.





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5/5/12 5:48 P

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Thank you for the information!

Sandi
My hubby and I have just celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary, can't believe we've been married that long! We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and live in Tallahassee, Florida.

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5/5/12 3:46 P

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A couple of lots of Canidae & Wellness have been added. Check their websites for lot numbers.

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5/5/12 5:50 A

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UPDATE: Diamond has now added several more brands to the list including a cat food.
diamondpetrecall.com/


Brands named in this recall now include:

Chicken Soup for the Pet Loverís Soul
Country Value
Diamond
Diamond Naturals
Premium Edge
Professional
4Health
Taste of the Wild
Kirkland Signature

diamondpetrecall.com/diamond-expands
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oluntary-recall/


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5/5/12 5:46 A

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I never feed Jennifer dry dog food anymore. I stopped after having to throw out three different bags from three different stores because they were rancid.
Thank you for the heads-up though!

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5/4/12 10:37 P

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Thanks for the info!

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5/4/12 10:27 P

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5/4/12



Dear Club NB Members:



Natural Balance has just been notified by Diamond Pet Foods, one of our co-manufacturers, that certain Natural Balance dry food formulas produced in their Gaston, SC facility should be voluntarily recalled.



Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of our Natural Balance products included in the recall have tested positive for Salmonella, we have voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.



The following is a list of products affected, for select sizes:



* 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog; Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; March 12, 2013
* 15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog; Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013
* 28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog; Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013; March 7, 2013; March 8, 2013; March 12, 2013
* 5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog; Best By Date: December 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
* 15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog; Best By Date: December 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
* 28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog; Best By Date: December 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
* 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog; Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
* 15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog; Best By Date: December 9, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
* 28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog; Best By Date: December 9, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
* 5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog; Best By Date: December 9, 2012
* 28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites; Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 20, 2012; December 21, 2012
* 5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites; Best By Date: December 21, 2012
* 12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites; Best By Date: December 21, 2012



Recalled products may have been distributed in the following states:



Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Canada.



States that are NOT affected include:



Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.



We are extremely sorry for any potential issues this may cause, and will continue to keep all of our customers updated through Club NB.



Sincerely,



Your Natural Balance Family


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