Voluntary Recall of Premium Edge Cat Food

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October 20, 2009: The FDA is providing the following information from Premium Edge Pet Foods to alert pet owners of a voluntary recall of certain cat foods manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods for Premium Edge. The affected brands were found to contain an inadequate level of thiamine, which may cause clinical signs of thiamine deficiency in cats eating this food. FDA is working on this situation and will provide additional information as it becomes available. If your veterinarian diagnoses that your cat has become ill from consuming the affected pet food, please ask your veterinarian to file a report with FDA.

Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall on the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult cat food and Premium Edge Hairball cat food: RAF0501A22X 18 lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6 lb. The date of manufacture is May 28, 2009. All retail outlets shipped the above lots were contacted, asking them to pull the product from the store shelves. The retailers were also asked to contact their customers via email or telephone requesting them to check the date code of the food. However, if you or anyone you know has these date codes of Premium Edge cat food, please return them to your retailer.

Symptoms displayed by an affected cat will be neurological in nature. Symptoms may include wobbly walking or muscle weakness, paralysis of the hindlimbs, seizures, ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, and abnormal eye movement called nystagmus. Any cats fed these date codes that display these symptoms should be immediately taken to a veterinarian.

The company tested the product and found no contaminants in the cat food; however the cat foods were deficient in thiamine. Diamond tracked the vitamin premix lot number that was utilized in these particular cat foods and have performed testing on another lot of Premium Edge cat food that used the same vitamin premix, and it was not deficient in thiamine. No other neurological signs have been reported on any other product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.

To contact Premium Edge Pet Foods, please call 800-977-8797 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm central time, Monday through Friday.

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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi spent her time working in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions.

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  1. This is why I feed my pets Life’s Abundence I Lost 2 dogs to that Pet food recall in 2007-2008. My Husky’s should have lived a lot longer. If you want a pet food you can TRUST check it out here http://www.SaveYourPets.INFO It’s a Holistic food with No wheat, Corn Dairy, or By Products or junk… just good wholesome food for dogs, cats ,Puppys and Kittens. They even have treats that you can smell the goodness in them! Order your free sample. You think this will be the last pet food recall for dogs and cats?? Don’t bet on it!

  2. there was alos a dog treat recall on the FDA site , I think it was carasoul foods..
    people check your FDA.org site!
    If you have any of these treats please throw them away !

  3. Often when cats have a sensitive stomach, it really means they are sensitive to the grains (especially corn) in their food. TOTW is really a cut above what you’re currently feeding, and grain free. I’d be inclined to get a small bag, and mix it in with what you’re currently feeding.

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