Pet Food Recall 2012: Solid Gold Brand

by Mary Haight on May 9, 2012

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Pet food recall 2012 has another entry. I announced it on Facebook and Twitter, and am adding it here too for readers who  might not have seen it. Solid Gold announced on their Facebook  page the evening of May 7 that they would be talking to the FDA in the morning and issuing a voluntary recall  due to possible Salmonella contamination in a couple of products.  Here is the announcement on the FDA site:

Contact: Consumer: (800) 364-4863

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2012 – Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., El Cajon, California, announced a voluntary recall of one batch of WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date code.

(quote)Solid Gold is voluntarily recalling the products below, distributed in the United States and Canada. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 33 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X.

4 lb identifying UPC 093766750005

15 lb identifying UPC 093766750012

33 lb identifying UPC 093766750029

Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 28.5 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X

4 lb identifying UPC 093766750050

15 lb identifying UPC 093766750067

28.5 lb identifying UPC 093766750081

Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner of 33 lb, 28.5 lb and 15 lb bags and the bottom of the 4 lb bags.

Other Solid Gold recipes, sizes or brands of food are not impacted by this voluntary recall.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (800) 364-4863 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM Pacific time).”

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Pet food recall 2012 is an ongoing event. You will find updated product codes on the Diamond pet recall site. Please check there and the search engines for updates daily. “Surprise” and “Salmonella” are two words you don’t want to hear in the same sentence.

Remember to wash your hands – it’s the single most important thing you can do after handling processed pet food.  Dr Lorie Huston wrote a good post on how to protect yourself and your family from infection from pet food.

 

 

 

 

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2 comments
Mandy
Mandy

Thanks for the great post, this is very important for dog owners to know and I feel like it has been rather underrepresented in papers and online. I can not believe that it is the same factory from the 2005 recall.

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There seems to be an increase in pet food recalls lately. Even though it is voluntary, it is better to be safe than sorry

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