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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SOLID GOLD DOG FOOD RECALL

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"The beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da"

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk


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.

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).

1 comment:

  1. "... 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..."

    Who is making this stuff? Either diamond is making this 'Solid Gold' (or possibly something less valuable?) as well as their own, or both are someone elses product.

    If all these designer feeds are so 'good', why do they not have their own manufacturing facility, where they can at least control the sanitary conditions of the process?

    Pet food is the end product of every major milling company. Materials residual to the main product manufacturing process are too valuable to simply throw away, so bright minds conceived of an acceptable use... make cereal pet foods! Most of the major manufacturers of pet foods are also some of these milling companies. General Mills, Carnation, Purina, Quaker Oats, and others I have forgotten, have their own line of foods, and also contract the manufacture of food for other names.
    More than a little thought has gone into this product, but all have succumbed to the lure of economics at sometime in their background.
    In the past dozen years, or so, numerous specialty foods, extolling one 'virtue' or another over their rivals, have emerged. All however, tout their benefit of not using the 'garbage' that the traditional 'store brands' use in their products, and back that claim up with various trials and testimonials, or medical advantages. I suppose that, if your pet mirrored the life and activity of those test animals, that would be a valuable factor in making your choice of foods. But, serious, critical selection demands you conduct your own feed trials, on your own animal or animals.
    But, it is still a free country, so do as you feel best. Just, possibly, with a more open mind?

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