New Natura Pet Food Recall Includes Several Dry Cat Food Brands

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Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.

These products were packaged in a single production facility.  During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.  There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product.  In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.

The affected products are:

Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Healthwise dry dog and cat foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123.  (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

6 Comments on New Natura Pet Food Recall Includes Several Dry Cat Food Brands

  1. krystal price
    June 21, 2013 at 6:39 am (4 years ago)

    Another recall by this company?! I used to feed this food. Have since changed since they started their slew of recalls.

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  2. Lindsay
    June 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm (4 years ago)

    I buy Evo for my cats sometimes, but I don’t have a bag of it right now. They’re eating a different brand at the moment as I tend to mix it up. I’m glad to hear the company did a voluntary recall as a precaution.

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  3. Nadia
    June 19, 2013 at 8:25 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the info, I’ll share on FB & Twitter.

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  4. Sue Brandes
    June 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much. I do not use this brand either but; did share on FB.

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  5. Sweet Purrfections
    June 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I just too back three bags of Evo treats a month ago. I guess this does it for treats/food by this company.

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  6. Linda Chapman
    June 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you Ingrid for sharing this article! I do not use this brand but have passed it on to all of my furriends in hopes they will see/read it! Sincerely, your furriend! Linda

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