HenchWench,thats a pretty stupid statement. chicken soup is made were the other non affected food is made so whats the diffrence. feeding kirklands right now is the same as feeding chicken soup. We really need the role eyes smiley right now. So kirklands isn't safe but chicken soup is? Wow!
Which I have actually heard osme rice may have been cross contaminated but my bags are diffrent plant and date so I think I'm ok:)
***Edited By: joce on 12/22/2005 10:33:27 AM*** Reason: g
I don't see Chicken Soup on their recall list either.
The foods affected are manufactured at their Gaston, NC plant.
The Gaston facility date codes are unique from other Diamond facility codes in that either the eleventh or twelfth character in the date code will be a capital “G” (in reference to Gaston). The range of date codes being reviewed are “Best By 01-March-07” through Best By “11-June-07.” Diamond’s quantitative analysis records substantiate that Diamond’s corn shipments were definitively clear of aflatoxin after December 10. As such, “Best By 11-June-07” date codes or later are not affected.
Gaston facility products recommended for temporary removal from sale include:
joce, Why are you so overly defensive about people saying their opinions about this dog food. Alot of people still use it and are not concerned about the recall but other people just are not willing to take ANY chance with their pets. I do not think that anyone is telling YOU to quit using it. But I sure as heck am not goig to reccomend it to anyone right now.
Hench wench is confused I am trying to point out that her feeding chicken soup is the smae as someone else feeding kirklands right now. If she doesn't want to feed eitheir thats her deal but I don;t think she gets that feeding those two is the same,since she is saying to feed chicken soup but not kirklands.Do you get what I am saying?
*if she thinks you should avoid all diamond and kirklands right now then she shouldn't be feeding chicken soup.
I'm not saying everyone has to feed this,i'm just a little confused as to why this perosn would push one diamond food not on then list but say antoher one not on the list is not safe to eat.
***Edited By: joce on 12/22/2005 11:35:09 AM*** Reason: g
I'm not confused nor am I stupid, my bag of Chicken Soup wasn't produced at the Gaston plant, I don't know if they make Chicken Soup at Gaston or not, because its their holistic high line food they may or may not. Diamond has three plants in the US.
Only food from the Gaston facility has been affected, and only those that contain corn. Is there a chance for cross contamination? Do they use the same extruders and bagging machinary? I asked the person at Diamond and she didn't know the answer to that. The Gaston plant supplies the eastern third of the country. How you can tell if your bag is from the Gaston plant is that the 12th letter in the production code would be a 'G'
Regardless I still would not counsel anyone to switch to the regular Diamond right now, because I know that dogs are dying and most people may not know if their area is supplied by the Gaston plant or how to check if their bag is from Gaston. When I called Diamond I was reassured that there was no chance that my bag of CS was tainted, or any food from either of the plants other than Gaston. I think Chicken Soup is a really good food, its not been mentioned in the recall and I don't have a crystal ball that allows me to see where in the country each and every individual reader is. Someone who buys a bag in California from a plant other than Gaston is not impacted by the recall.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occuring toxin created by mold on corn. Its been a problem with corn eating livestock in the past. This is the first time its come up in pet food. Technically any brand pet food containing corn whose mill does not test for aflatoxin could be contaminated.
Based on that I will not be feeding my pets any food that contains corn in the future.
You probally should have said that instead of the statemant you made because it made no sence. The diamond we feed also doens't have corn in it,and a majority of it is not made in that plant. I think mordy siad it was just corn mixtures made there.