Class Eligibility:

Purchasers of dog food manufactured by Diamond Pet Products as follows:

Product

Sizes

Code

Dates

Apex Chicken and Rice Dog

20 lb, 40 lb bags

ACD0101B32

Best by 1/24/2013

Canidae Dog Dry Dog Food, All Life Stages

All Sizes

Number “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-1/31/2013

Canidae Dog Dry Dog Food, Chicken Meal & Rice

All Sizes

Number “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-1/31/2013

Canidae Dog Dry Dog Food, Lamb Meal & Rice

All Sizes

Number “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-1/31/2013

Canidae Dog Dry Dog Food, Canidae Platinum

All Sizes

Number “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-1/31/2013

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-4/7/2013

Country Value

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-4/7/2013

Diamond

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-4/7/2013

Diamond Naturals

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012-4/7/2013

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula

Samples, 6 lb and 18 lb bags

DSL0801

“Best Before” 10/20/2012; 8/26/2012; 9/27/2012; 10/18/2012

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula

 

Number “3” in the 10th digit and the letter “X” in the 11th digit

“Best Before” 12/9/2012 – 1/31/2013

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula

 

Number “3” in the 10th digit and the letter “X” in the 11th digit

“Best Before” 12/9/2012 – 1/31/2013

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formulas

 

Number “3” in the 10th digit and the letter “X” in the 11th digit

“Best Before” 12/9/2012 – 1/31/2013

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables

 

Number “3” in the 10th digit and the letter “X” in the 11th digit

“Best Before” 12/9/2012 – 1/31/2013

Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs

 

Number “3” in the 10th digit and the letter “X” in the 11th digit

“Best Before” 12/9/2012 – 1/31/2013

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

5 lb bag

 

Best By 12/12012; 12/13/2013; 3/13/2013

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

15 lb bag

 

Best by 12/12/2012; 12/13/2012; 12/14/2012; 3/5/2013; 3/6/2013

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

28 lb bag

 

Best By 12/12/2012; 12/13/2012; 12/14/2012; 3/5/2013; 3/6/2013; 3/7/2013; 3/8/2013; 3/12/2013

Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

5 lb, 15 lb,
28 lb bags

 

Best by 12/10/2012; 12/21/2013; 12/22/2012

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

5 lb bag

 

Best by 12/17/2012, 12/18/2012; 12/28/2012; 12/29/2012

Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

15 lb, 28 lb bag

 

Best By 12/9/2012; 12/17/2012; 12/18/2012; 12/28/2012; 12/29/2012

Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog

5 lb bag

 

Best By 12/9/2012

Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites

28 lb bag

 

Best by 12/12/2012; 12/20/2012; 12/21/2012

Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites

5 lb and
12.5 lb bags

 

Best by 12/21/2012

Premium Edge

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012 and 4/7/2013

Professional

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012 and 4/7/2013

4Health

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012 and 4/7/2013

Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food

All Sizes

 

“Best Before” 12/30/2012

Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food

All Sizes

 

“Best Before” 12/30/2012

Taste of the Wild

All Sizes & Formulas

Number “2” or “3” in the 9th digit and the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit

“Best Before” between 12/9/2012 and 4/7/2013

Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy

15 lb and 30 lb bags, 5 oz. sample bags

 

“Best Before” 1/9/2013 and 1/11/2013

Estimated Amount:

The amount of compensation depends on whether you used the product and whether your dog got salmonella poisioning:

  • Didn’t Use Product – cash compensation for up to two bags of dog food
  • Used Product & Dog Got Salmonella Poisoning – cash compensation for the cost of veterinary bills, plus the fair market value of the dog if the dog died.
  • Used Product & Dog Didn’t Get Sick – Coupons for $2 off future purchases

Note that the amount of compensation will be reduced if the class action fund is oversubscribed.

Proof of Purchase:

Not required, unless making a claim for harm suffered to your dog..

Claim Form: Diamond Pet Food Claim Form
Case Name: Marciano v. Schell & Kampeter Inc. d/b/a Diamond Pet Foods, et al.,
Case No. 2:12-cv-02708
(U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York).
Case Summary:

The case is related to Salmonella contamination that got into dog foods made by Diamond Dog Food.

Readers will note that the law generally limits the amount you can sue for the death of a pet to the ‘fair market value’ of the pet (i.e. how much it would cost to buy another similar pet). I don’t know any pet owners that think that is what their pet is worth to them and that this represents fair compensation.

Settlement Pool: $2,000,000
Settlement Website: Diamond Pet Food Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: July 11, 2014
Claims Administrator: Diamond Pet Food Settlement
c/o Gilardi & Co.
P.O. Box 8060
San Rafael, California 94912-8060
info@diamondpetfoodssettlement.com
1-877-284-5091