Following a national dog food recall Tuesday, a California based pet food manufacturer, Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., also issued a recall for some of its products.
The original recall order was issued by Diamond Pet Foods after the Centers for Disease Control reportedly linked the contamination to several brands of dog food produced at their Gaston, SC. plant.
A total of 14 individuals were infected with an outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis in nine states, according to the CDC. At least 12 brands of dry dog food are impacted and only certain batches are being recalled on a voluntary basis. For more on what specific brands are being targeted for recall, visit the company’s web site byclicking here.
People can be infected by failing to wash their hands after handling the dry food or after handling their pets while they are sick.
According to the CDC, the following is a breakdown of the location and frequency of recorded infections: Alabama (1), Connecticut (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (3), North Carolina (3), New Jersey (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1) and Virginia (1).
The California based manufacturer is recalling the following products, according to its website:
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 SGB1201
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 SGL1201
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.
According to Solid Gold Inc., other brands and sizes of its pet food are not impacted by this voluntary recall.