Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: August 25, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Note: This article covers a recall that occurred in 2014. For up-to-date information on current pet food recalls, please visit the FDA’s recall website.
In 2014, Natura Pet Products initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contained insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.
Pets can become ill if they lack vitamins for prolonged periods. Early signs of vitamin deficiency may include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. If treated promptly, vitamin deficiency can be successfully reversed. The presence of excess minerals in these products poses no health concern.
There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, but these lots do not meet our quality standards and should not be consumed by pets. No other EVO® products or lots are affected by this issue.
The affected product and lot codes are:
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food, 15.4 LB, UPC code 5148 541400, expiration date 02/19/2016,lot code 4300A700D2
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food, 2.2 LB, UPC code 5148 541402, expiration date 02/20/2016, lot code 4301A700A4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food, 2.2 LB, UPC code 5148 541402, expiration date 02/20/2016, lot code 4301A700B4
EVO® Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food, 2.2 LB, UPC code 5148 541402, expiration date 02/20/2016, lot code 4301A700C4
The recall also involves EVO® Grain Free Ferret Food 6.6 LB 5148 542101 02/19/2016 4300A700D3
The problem was discovered during the investigation of an ingredient inventory discrepancy. Only these 5 lots are affected. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT, and Canada, as well as online. No other Natura products are affected.
Retailers have been contacted and are instructed to immediately withdraw these lots from store shelves. Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue feeding the product immediately and discard as normal household waste. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this incident. We are taking immediate corrective action as a result of our investigation.
For more information, consumers can reach Natura Consumer Relations at 1-855-206-8297, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST or visit www.evopet.com.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.