Diamond Pet Foods has issued a recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food, due to salmonella.

Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected.

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. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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.

The product, Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice, was distributed to customers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 6lb
Production Code: DLR0101D3XALW
Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 20lb
Production Code: DLR0101C31XAG
Best Before 03 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb
Production Code: DLR0101C31XMF
Best Before 03 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb
Production Code: DLR0101C31XAG
Best Before 03 Jan 2013

Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb
Production Code: DLR0101D32XMS
Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Consumers who have purchased the Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice with the specific production and "Best Before" codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

For further information or to obtain a product refund please call 800-442-0402 or visit www.diamondpet.com.