Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

May 10, 2012

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of one batch of WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date code.

The products being recalled are:

UPC Code Product Description Lot Code
0 9376675000 5 Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb December 30, 2012
0 9376675001 2 Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food 15 lbs December 30, 2012
0 9376675002 9 Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food 33 lbs December 30, 2012
0 9376675005 0 Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lbs December 30, 2012
0 9376675006 7 Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 15 lbs December 30, 2012
0 9376675008 1 Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 33 lbs December 30, 2012

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 pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination.

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.

For more information please call (800) 364-4863 or visit the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303371.htm.