Nature's Variety has issued a voluntary recall of their Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula pet food according to a news report issued Friday (Feb. 15).
The pet food recalled has a "best if used by date" of 10/14/13. The recall was issued because of a consumer complaint of finding small pieces of plastic inside the pet food bag, which could cause a choking issue in pets. Consumers should discontinue feeding the products if they have a bag in the recalled batch of pet food immediately.
The recalled product has been identified as only one batch of pet food, according to Nature's Variety. A refund can be obtained by mailing the unused portion in the bag back to Nature's Variety or get a refund from point of purchase with a receipt.
The UPC numbers of affected pet food in the recall are:
UPC# 7 69949 60137 1
UPC# 7 69949 70137 8
UPC# 7 69949 60127 3
UPC# 7 69949 70127 9
Consumers should contact their veterinarian if they suspect their pet has ingested any plastic particles.
Nature's Variety can be reached at 1-888-519-7387 if you have any questions regarding the recall.