On Monday, Natura Pet Products issued a voluntary recall on some of their specialized dry pet foods due to the risk of possible salmonella contamination.
According to the company, it is the first recall in their 21-year history.
Through a random sample confirmed the presence of the bacteria in one of the products, there have been no reported illnesses from any of the products.
The affected products, sold under the brand names of California Natural, Evo, Healthwise, and Innova, were made at a single production facility during a two week window in December 2012.
Product expiration dates range from 12/17/2013 to 1/2/2014.
Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013 at various veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and abroad.
No other dry food, canned food, biscuits, bars or treats are affected by this announcement.
Signs of salmonella infection can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. If your pet exhibits these symptoms after consuming an affected product, please consult with a veterinarian as soon as possible.
People can become ill from salmonella as well. Anyone who has been in contact with contaminated food, and then develops symptoms, should consult with their physician.
Click here for a list of the specific pet foods impacted by this voluntary recall.
Consumers who have purchased a product included on the list of affected items can contact the company at http://www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or call, (800) 224-6123.
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