Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.
Products recalled include lots of California Natural dog kangaroo and red lentil grain free kibble, Evo cat and kitten turkey and chicken formula, Evo cat herring and salmon formula, Evo dog red meat formula large bite, Evo dog turkey and chicken senior formula, Evo dog turkey and chicken weight management formula, Evo ferret food turkey and chicken formula, Heathwise dog chicken meal and oatmeal weight control formula, Healthwise dog lamb meal and oatmeal formula, Healthwise puppy chicken meal and brown rice formula, Innova cat turkey and chicken formula, Innova cat turkey and chicken senior plus formula, Innova cat turkey and chicken weight management formula, Innova dog prime grain free beef and lamb meal formula, Innova dog prime grain free herring and salmon formula, Innova dog turkey and chicken large bite formula, Innova dog turkey and chicken senior plus 11 plus formula, Innova puppy and chicken formula , Innova puppy and chicken large breed formula.
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 made in a single production facility during a two week window in December 2012. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture collected from a single retail location tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. As a precautionary measure, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products from this production window.
The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica. Product expiration dates range from 12/17/2013 – 1/2/2014. Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013. No other dry food, canned food, biscuits, bars or treats are affected by this announcement.
A complete list of products in the scope of this recall are listed at the end of this release. Additional information on these products can be found at www.naturapet.com.
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).
Please see the Table of Affected Products.