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more recalls: Kirkland, Diamond, Chicken Soup

technodoll
April 27th, 2007, 03:44 PM
Thought a new thread might be easier to find than buried within an existing one...

from Itchmo:

American Nutrition is finally recalling their foods containing rice protein concentrate. The recall covers Costco’s Kirkland Signature Super Premium Canned Food, item # 38436, best buy dates of Aug. 21 08 to April 15 of 09.

UPDATE: The ingredient is listed as “rice flour”. Pet Connection has details on how Costco’s recall started.

Itchmo has learned that the recall covers two formulations sold in a single case:

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Chicken and Rice Canned food for Dogs
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Lamb and Rice Canned food for Dogs
American Nutrition says that their products were tested by them, FDA and state officials and melamine was found by one group.

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Diamond Brand and Chicken Soup For the Pet Lover’s Soul Recalled
Due to American Nutrition’s recall, the following Diamond Pet Food can formulations are being recalled:

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula cans
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula cans
Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula cans
UPDATE: Currently, none of the ingredients for the above Diamond products list rice protein concentrate. Diamond’s homepage still claims “WHEAT GLUTEN OR RICE PROTEIN CONCENTRATE IS NOT USED in any of our dry, canned or treat products.”

Full Release and ingredients list after the jump.

(Thanks to many readers)
Diamond Pet Foods has announced it is withdrawing a limited number of canned products manufactured by American Nutrition. This action is limited to three specific canned products: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula 5.5 oz. cans, and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula 13 oz. cans, and Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs 13 oz. cans.

Diamond Pet Foods has not received any indication of quality or safety issues, including pet illness, with the three withdrawn products. However, because American Nutrition informed the company that these three specific products may include rice protein concentrate, Diamond Pet Foods felt this action was necessary for the protection of its customers and their pets.

Customers with these products should stop feeding them immediately and return them to their retailer for a full refund.

INGREDIENTS AS OF 4/27 5:20pm Pacific

Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula cans:
Ingredients
Lamb, lamb broth, lamb liver, rice flour, dried egg product, fish meal, dried beet pulp, lamb meal, vitamins and minerals.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Kitten Formula cans:

Ingredients
Chicken, salmon, chicken liver, turkey, duck, chicken broth, whole grain brown rice, white rice, oatmeal, potatoes, barley, egg product, guar gum, flaxseed meal, kelp, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, taurine, dried chicory root, carrageenan gum, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite (source of vitamin K), copper sulfate, calcium iodate and sodium selenite.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Puppy Formula cans:

Ingredients
Chicken, chicken liver, turkey, chicken broth, duck, salmon, whole grain brown rice, white rice, oatmeal, carrots, peas, potatoes, barley, egg product, guar gum, flaxseed meal, kelp, apples, dried skim milk, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, dried chicory root, carrageenan gum, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate and sodium selenite.
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technodoll
April 27th, 2007, 03:45 PM
so... it's not just "gluten" anymore? it's "rice flour" too? :confused:

rainbow
April 27th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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** Watch out for wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, rice bran and rice protein concentrate.


Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www.petconnection.com/blog/category/2007-food-recall/
The FDA also announced a “pro-active” program of investigation of wheat gluten, corn gluten, corn meal, soy protein, rice bran and rice protein concentrate, in both the human and pet-food systems. The goal is to raise industry awareness of the potential problems with suppliers. These products are widely used in human food production, in breads, pastas, “meat”-substitute products, pizza, baby formula (!) and more. Officials stressed they have no reason to believe the contaminants made it into these products, but said that the program will likely grow in the weeks to come.

They confirmed the contaminated material has gone to hog farms in California, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Utah and possibly Ohio, and to a poultry farm in Missouri. It’s unknown if any of the melamine has made it as far as human consumption.

The number of affected hogs alone could be in the thousands.



The above was copied from my "FDA Announcement" thread. So now we have to watch out for:

1. wheat gluten
2. corn gluten
3. cornmeal
4. soy protein
5. rice bran
6. rice protein & rice protein concentrate
7. rice flour


:eek: :eek: :eek:

Emmalou
April 27th, 2007, 04:07 PM
According to Diamond, Blue Buffalo, and Natural Balance, American Nutrition was adding rice protein concentrate to their formulas without their knowledge or consent. So, I don't think rice flour is the problem here. It is the rice protein concentrate none of these companies knew American Nutrition was adding to their foods.

erykah1310
April 27th, 2007, 08:35 PM
That previous post sort of freaks me out, Im not sure if anyone else feels the same way I do, but how does one not notice that a company is adding their own ingredients????
Im sorry but really it should be monitored much more closely than that... or is this a blame shift tactic?

technodoll
April 27th, 2007, 08:53 PM
yeah good point erykah... the bottom line is that unless you make your own dog food, you NEVER can know 100% what the ingredients are! :eek:

rainbow
April 27th, 2007, 10:58 PM
TD, I couldn't find the article regarding the rice flour. Can you post the link for me? Thanks. :)

Prin
April 27th, 2007, 10:59 PM
So people feeding Solid gold foods, be careful with the rice bran, even though the company has stated that their grains are domestic.

technodoll
April 28th, 2007, 12:17 AM
rainbow, it's in my original post...

from Itchmo:

American Nutrition is finally recalling their foods containing rice protein concentrate. The recall covers Costco’s Kirkland Signature Super Premium Canned Food, item # 38436, best buy dates of Aug. 21 08 to April 15 of 09.

UPDATE: The ingredient is listed as “rice flour”. Pet Connection has details on how Costco’s recall started.