Added May 7, 2012: Diamond incorrectly identified the production codes for affected lots. This article has been updated to reflect the proper codes.
Adding to the growing list of salmonella related dog food recalls, here is another. Canidae has announced a voluntary recall of several of their dog foods.
The foods are manufactured at the same plant as many Diamond pet foods that have been recalled with concerns for Salmonella contamination. For more information on this, read this article: Huge recall of several Diamond Brand dog and cat foods.
So far, we have not heard of any dogs eating Canidae that have gotten sick. Here is the official recall from the Canidae website.
The following lots are being recalled:
To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production code on their bag. If the code has both a “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position, the product is affected by the recall. The best-before dates for the recalled products are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
Following is an example of how to read the production code and best before date:
No canned foods or cat foods from Canidae have been recalled so far.
So far, I have not had any readers say that their dogs have been sick because of eating Canidae food. Do you feed Canidae? If so, please let us know if you think there is a problem. It is helpful if you state where you are located as well. Also, please share this post so that we can spread the word and prevent dogs from getting sick!