Diamond Brand Pet Food

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Diamond Pet Foods is owned by a company called Schell & Kampeter. In 1970, brothers-in-law Gary Schell and Richard Kampeter started Diamond on the premise that premium pet food should be affordable.

Diamond states that it is committed to “constantly developing new and innovative products and processes to ensure your pet is getting the very best nutrition possible.”

Diamond Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Diamond Original Dog Food, Diamond Performance Dog Food, Diamond Hi-Energy, Diamond Maintenance, Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy, Diamond Naturals Senior Dog, Diamond Naturals Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato, Diamond Beef Formula canned cat food, Diamond Chicken, Salmon & Duck Formula canned cat food
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Company: Schell & Kampeter, Inc.
Headquarters: 103 N Olive St, Meta, MO 65058
Contact info: 1-800-442-0402, website

Has Diamond Pet Food Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In 2013, a recall of Diamond cat food was initiated because of potentially too-low levels of thiamine. In 2012, a large recall involving Diamond and several pet food companies that Diamond Pet Foods manufactured for was initiated after people who worked at the plant were found to have been contaminated with salmonella. Diamond’s own pet food brands randomly selected tested positive for the bacteria, prompting other pet food companies that co-manufacture at the South Carolina plant to initiate voluntary recalls of their own.

Earlier, in 2005, aflatoxin was discovered in a plant in South Carolina that manufactures dog food products. It was recalled, but not before being shipped out to 29 countries.

List of Diamond Recalls

March 2013

Cause: Low levels of thiamine. Announcement: FDA report dated March 10, 2013What was recalled: 6 oz. samples and 6 lb. bags of Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula with Production Code #MKT0901 and “Best By” date of Sep. 30, 2013.

May 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 21, 2012What was recalled: 6 lb. and 18 lb. bags plus sample sizes of Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula, with Production Code #DSL0801 and the following “Best By” dates:

  • Oct. 20, 2012
  • Aug. 26, 2012
  • Sept. 27, 2012
  • Oct. 8, 2012

May 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 5, 2012What was recalled: All varieties and sizes of both Diamond and Diamond Naturals pet foods were recalled in this large expansion of the previous recall (April 2012), but only those products manufactured in the company’s Gaston, South Carolina, facility, noted in the Production Code number with a “2” or “3” in the 9th position AND an “X” in the 10th or 11th position, and only those with “Best Before” dates falling between Dec. 9, 2012 and April 7, 2013.

April 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA reports dated April 6, 2012 and April 30, 2012What was recalled: The following Diamond dry dog foods were among those pulled from shelves (this recall was later greatly expanded in May 2012):

  • Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 6 lb., Production Code #DLR0101D3XALW, Best Before 4-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 20 lb., Production Code #DLR0101C31XAG, Best Before 3-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 40 lb., Production Code #DLR0101C31XMF, Best Before 3-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 40 lb., Production Code #DLR0101C31XAG, Best Before 3-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 40 lb., Production Code #DLR0101D32XMS, Best Before 4-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 40 lb., Production Code #DPP0401B22XJW, Best Before 6-Apr-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 40 lb., Production Code #DPP0401A21XAW, Best Before 6-Apr-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 40 lb., Production Code #DPP0101C31XME, Best Before 11-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 40 lb., Production Code #DPP0401B21XDJ, Best Before 7-Apr-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 20 lb., Production Code #DPP0401B22XJW, Best Before 6-Apr-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 20 lb., Production Code #DPP0101C31XME, Best Before 11-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 20 lb., Production Code #DPP0101C31XRB, Best Before 11-Jan-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 8 lb., Production Code #DPP0401B2XALW, Best Before 7-Apr-2013
  • Diamond Puppy Formula, 6 oz. samples, Production Code #DPP0401 (no date given)

December 2005

Cause: Possible aflatoxin. Announcement: FDA report dated Dec. 20, 2005. What was recalled: The following products from the company’s Gaston, South Carolina, manufacturing facility, noted with a capital “G” in the 11th or 12th character in the date code, and only those with “Best by” dates falling between March 1, 2007 and June 11, 2007:

  • Diamond Low Fat Dog Food
  • Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food
  • Diamond Maintenance Dog Food
  • Diamond Performance Dog Food
  • Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food
  • Diamond Puppy Food
  • Diamond Maintenance Cat Food
  • Diamond Professional Cat Food

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