Recall Alert: Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix

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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 and5 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 for Salmonella, 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).

Contacts:Consumer Inquiries: (877) 227-9587

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  1. Salmonella is NOT harmful to dogs. People handling the food can become affected but dogs digest salmonella with no issue. Thousands of people feed a raw diet which contains raw chicken which is loaded with salmonella. Perfectly safe for dogs. People handling foods which might have been contaminated by salmonella need to take precaution to disinfect hands and surfaces but your dogs are safe.

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  2. Just bought Taste of the Wild for my cats and dog yesterday, going today to return it – both have the recall product code.
    My dog have never had anything but ToTW – do I change?

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  3. If you actually READ the article is shows that Wellness is recalling the one specific type of food that it had contracted with Diamond foods to produce. The food had already been tested re salmonella and it was negative but because the salmonella was at the Diamond factory Wellness is recalling the food anyway. Wellness is superb and has been safe through all the other ‘high end’ pet food recalls. I have fed Wellness to my pugs for 8 years and I cannot recommend their products highly enough. The fact that they would do this voluntary recall is just another example of how committed they are to pet safety and health. And no–I am in no way connected to them. I just love the fact that my Babies are happy and healthy on Wellness.

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  4. It’s ridiculous that safe pet foods can’t be manufactured anymore. We may high prices for the foods we think are high-quality and then have to be constantly terrified our dogs are going to get sick from eating it.

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