We understand the cause for concern this action has caused, and would like to take this opportunity to provide further clarification:
Diamond Pet Foods took this action after learning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed rice protein concentrate used by American Nutrition contained melamine, a substance not approved for use in food. American Nutrition manufactures canned products for Diamond.
The products being withdrawn were not formulated or labeled to contain rice protein concentrate. Current information indicates this error is a result of a manufacturing deviation by American Nutrition. In other words, the rice protein concentrate was put into our products without our knowledge. It should also be noted that we have not received any notices of pet illnesses due to Diamond brand products, and all tests received to date have tested negative for contamination. No other Diamond brand or Chicken Soup brand canned or dry pet food formulas are affected by the American Nutrition recall.
We are appalled that this action was necessary, and will continue to work with the FDA on this issue. In the meantime, withdrawing these three canned products is the right thing for our company to do.
President, Diamond Pet Foods
This is the second company that is saying American Nutrition added ingredients without their knowledge. Blue Buffalo
mentions this in their newest recall statement released today, which is now on their website.