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Monday, May 7, 2012

More Recalls

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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Wellpet LLC Voluntarily Recalls One Recipe Of Dry Dog Food Due To Salmonella 

At Diamond Pet Foods' Facility


Megan McCutcheon, Hunter PR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 4, 2012 - WellPet LLC announced a voluntary
 recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella
 in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.
All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers.
 The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. 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 foods due to
 the threat of Salmonella.
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:
Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample
 bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013.
Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.
No other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall
"As a pet parent myself, I know how important peace of mind is when it comes to the health of our pets, and that is why 
we require that all of our products undergo testing forSalmonella, among other things," said Tim Callahan, chief executive
 officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness® products. "All of these lots tested negative prior to being released for sale. 
We are voluntarily taking this additional step to further safeguard our dogs and to put our customers’ minds at ease."
The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet's own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing
 facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.
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 (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM 
Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 4, 2012 - Apex Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary
 recall of all dry dog food formulas manufactured on January 24, 2012.
Although there have been no animal or human illnesses related to Apex Dog Food and the product has not
 tested positive for Salmonella, the company has voluntarily initiated this recall out of caution to ensure
 the health and safety of consumers and their pets.
The following products are being recalled
DescriptionSizeProduction CodeBest By Date
Apex Chicken and Rice Dog40 lb.ACD0101B3224-Jan-2013
Apex Chicken and Rice Dog20 lb.ACD0101B32