Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: July 22, 2023 by Crystal Uys


Note: This article covers a 2013 recall affecting cat and dog food bags dated December 2012 through January 2013. For an updated list of current recalls, please check the FDA website.

In April 2013, Diamond Pet Food began recalling certain lots of various dog food brands due to possible salmonella contamination. The recall was then expanded to include two products for cats sold at Costco:

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

Diamond Pet Food makes foods for a lot of different brands (refer to the list on the Recall Information page). As far as we are aware, the two foods mentioned above are the only cat foods implicated in the recall, but the list of dog foods keeps growing, and additional cat foods may be added in the future.

The Centers for Disease Control is reporting that 14 people in 9 states have become sick with salmonella infections from handling contaminated dog food involved in this recall – 5 of them are hospitalized.

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