People tend to worry about their pet’s health when it comes to food. Many may worry that their pet’s food contains harmful additives or chemicals; however, this is not always true.
Costco’s Kirkland dog food brand is produced by Diamond Pet Foods of California. Due to potential contamination by melamine, past recalls have resulted.
Costco has issued several food recalls in the past decade
Costco is an expansive big box store offering affordable foods and products at wholesale prices, such as quality bulk foods such as dog food. There’s also plenty of organic offerings in their organic section.
Kirkland Signature and Nature’s Domain dog food brands can be found here, all made in the US using only natural ingredients sourced from US farms, such as fruits and vegetables as well as glucosamine and chondroitin; additionally they contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to provide your pup with essential nutrition.
Costco’s pet treats do not contain ingredients from China that have been recalled due to melamine contamination fears; however, some chicken jerky products may contain trace amounts of antibiotics; this was discovered through the investigation conducted by CBC Marketplace; these trace amounts do not cause harm for pets but may cause some owners and veterinarians concern.
Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain
Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain dog food is an affordable but high-quality option, packed with nutrition for your pup to thrive, like beef meal, sweet potatoes, flaxseed meal, pea protein isolate and salmon oil – plus prebiotics and probiotics to aid in digestive health!
Diamond Pet Foods’ foods are produced in four locations across the United States – Meta, Missouri; Lathrop, California and Gaston, South Carolina. Each batch uses human grade ingredients and undergoes strict quality inspection to ensure pathogen and contaminant-free product.
Kirkland Signature refuses to disclose information regarding their testing or trial procedures for pet food products, leading many consumers to worry about its safety for their animals. Though it’s likely they use similar procedures as other major pet food producers, pet owners need to be aware of potential melamine contamination risks as much as possible.
Kirkland Signature Brand
Kirkland Signature is the store brand of large wholesaler Costco, known for offering bulk items at attractive prices. Kirkland Signature dog food produced for Costco by Diamond Pet Foods (a subsidiary of Schell and Kampeter Inc) is also popularly purchased at this outlet.
Kirkland Signature and Nature’s Domain dog food lines from this company were developed to compete with premium brands at an accessible price point. Both lines do not contain corn, wheat or soy and do not include animal by-products or artificial preservatives; instead they use high-quality proteins and natural ingredients such as turkey meal, sweet potatoes, cracked pearled barley flaxseed salmon oil dried chicory root and kelp.
Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain salmon meal and sweet potato formula was recently recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination in its dry dog food sold in 16 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Affected products have production codes with 3 and X as their last two digits as well as best before dates between December 9 and January 31, 2013 which should have been observed during distribution.
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