Dry Dog Food (Nutra Nuggets) Not On Recall List Test Positive For Melamine

A central California vet is reporting that tests on a bag of Nutra Nuggets-brand dog food purchased from Costco tested positive for melamine. Nutra Nuggets is not on any current recall list. We are working on getting more specifics from the vet.

Nutra Nuggets is a brand of Premium Edge Pet Foods and is made by Diamond Pet Foods. A month ago, Diamond claimed that they did not use rice protein concentrate in their own foods. Dozens of brands have been recalled due to cross-contamination of pet food ingredients.

Veterinarian Dr. Matt Humason says “We began asking questions…we found the dogs all ate the same food from the same store at the same time… so we sent a sample to get it tested and it came back positive with melamine.”

All four dogs ate Nutra Nuggets brand food.

A sample was sent to a lab at UC Davis and [the pet owner’s] fears were confirmed. “All I’m trying to get people to do is notify the people and let them know we may have problem. Unfortunately I feel Costco has been very hesitant to do that.”

They’re working with the distributor to track down the specific batch number. A Costco representative tells KSEE 24 news once it’s been tracked, they will immediately yank the product in question.

(Thanks mikescats)

105 Responses to “Dry Dog Food (Nutra Nuggets) Not On Recall List Test Positive For Melamine”

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  1. paul says:

    they say that imem code starting with 741 are safe, but what about my last bag that i no longer have it went to the landfill.

  2. Kim says:

    I’m now re-posting comments (when given permission of course) about Iams Dry and Nutro Dry foods on my blog. I’ll continue to add them so that as many people as possible hear about how your pets suffered, so it wasn’t completely in vain. And so they understand that this isn’t just off-the-charts bloggers making noise about nothing.

    (I’ve also got many more comments in list form, but haven’t figured out the legalities of publishing it yet.)

  3. pets says:

    (May 23, 2007) – Diamond Pet Foods announced that it has recalled a limited quantity of Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal and Rice Formula dry dog food in 40 lb. bags because of melamine cross contamination. To date, no animal deaths have been reported.

    This action is limited to Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal and Rice Formula dry dog food in 40 lb. bags with production codes of NLR0404A2SL or NLR0404B2SL, “Best Before” Oct. 9, 2008. The recalled product was manufactured at the company’s Lathrop, Calif. facility and sold through retailers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. No other Nutra Nuggets products are affected.

  4. alan says:

    So now someone will take it and feed it to the hogs, chickens or fish, right?


  5. Tricia says:

    I am a show breeder miniatuare bull terriers and siberian huskies: Hey everyone looking for a good dog food that is tested and then again. I highly recommend Eagle Pack. Never been a part of a recall and they are major certified and tested owned plant~ Check them out at eaglepack.com

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