Nutra Nuggets just confirmed their recall (for the third time) which we had reported yesterday. They said a press release should be going up on the Diamond Pet Foods website within hours. Update: A recall notice has been posted on the Nutra Nuggets site.
A veterinarian on the Nutra Nuggets recall line said they are recalling Nutra Nuggets 40 pound Lamb Meal and Rice Dry Formula for dogs with the production codes #NLR0404B2SL or #NLR0404A2SL and the Best Buy date is October 9, 2008. That date is a clarification from yesterday which had October 9-10, 2008.
Full release after the jump.
Nutra Nuggets Recall Press Release
Diamond Pet Foods Recalls Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal and Rice Formula 40 Lb. Bags Due to Melamine Cross Contamination
Meta, Mo. (May 23, 2007) â€“ Diamond Pet Foods announced that it has recalled a limited quantity of Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula because of melamine cross contamination. To date, no animal deaths have been reported.
This action is limited to Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula with production codes of NLR0404A2SL or NLR0404B2SL, â€œBest Beforeâ€ Oct. 9, 2008. The recalled product was manufactured at the companyâ€™s Lathrop, Calif. facility and distributed in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. No other Nutra Nuggets products are affected.
Pets who may have consumed the affected product should be monitored closely. Affected pets will usually drink a lot of water and will vomit within 24 hours after eating the food.
Consumers who purchased Nutra Nuggets 40 Lb. Lamb Meal and Rice Formula with production codes of NLR0404A2SL or NLR0404B2SL, â€œBest Beforeâ€ Oct. 9, 2008, should stop using the product immediately and return unused portions to their retailer for a full refund. Consumers may also contact the Diamond Pet Foods Customer Information Center toll free at 1-866-214-6945 for further information. The Center, which is staffed by veterinarians, is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT.