Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance & Others Recalled Due to Salmonella Infection

Late on Friday night, Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall on dry dog foods manufactured in their South Carolina plant with ‘best by’ dates of December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

Several other brands have since issued preventative recalls as well.  The reason for the recalls is contamination by salmonella. 14 people so far, including one person as close as Connecticut, have been diagnosed with salmonella.  For a description of symptoms of salmonella infection, read here.

Important:  If you buy any of the brands listed in the recalls, click the link for details. If you have any of the recalled batches, return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

Diamond Pet Foods Recall:

Other Recalls:

Canidae  ALS, Chicken & Rice, Lamb & Rice, Platinum

We’ll keep you informed of updates.  Recalls, when they happen, usually come in multiple rounds.  To be continued….

About Kathy Palmer

I grew up in NJ and Belgium and eventually settled in Portland, ME. Until missing the big city, which inspired a return to Boston in 2010, and the opening of Fish & Bone on Newbury Street. Fish & Bone and its original sibling store Fetch (est. 2000) bring together some of the things I love the most: animals, real food, great design, having an impact, the natural world, urban life, creative solutions, good community, and a good laugh. Zip is all pug, but I'm a cultural mutt.


  1. There have been WAY more pet food ( and people food ) recalls from USA manufacturers then from Chinese manufacturers yet, China is still the only banned country. Not all production facilities in China are bad. Solid, reputable companies work hard with their Chinese partners to make sure there products are safe and healthy. I think it’s time for due diligence and not blanket racism. How about this…let’s ban pit bulls and staffies because some idiot trained theirs to attack!!! Thanks for having a great store and please keep up the education :) .

    • Kathy Palmer says:

      I think there are companies who manufacture clean, safe food in China…Dogswell usually comes to mind (but they did just have a recall on their Catswell treats for traces of propylene glycol, which is unsafe for cats). But the infrastructure of the food production in China has been proven unreliable, don’t you agree Rich? There are huge loopholes that allow food products to be labeled as something they are not (melamine as an edible protein as in the recalls of 2007 was just one example). Until there’s accountability and transparency in China, I’ll err on the side of being overly cautious. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Thanks Kathy. I guess I’ll keep myself educated and exercise caution in all the foods and treats I buy. Keep fighting the good fight!