Dog-Food Maker Natura Adds to Recall Over Salmonella Fears
Last month's giant recall of Natura dry pet foods over salmonella fears has been expanded, with more brands, products, and sizes joining the others on the list.
On March 18, Natura recalled many different varieties of food in four extremely popular brands: California Natural, Evo, Healthwise, and Innova. This week's recalls packs more products from the brands -- and incudes one more: Karma.
It also expands the production window it's pulling from, even including products made in the surrounding timeframe. It's recalling all dry dog and cat food products made on the affected manufacturing line from January through March 2013.
In the previous recall, the company made much to-do about it being its first recall in more than 21 years. This makes it the company's second recall in two weeks.
The company maintains that the recall affects dry dog, cat, and ferret food only; Natura canned and wet products are not involved.
The list of affected products by these brands is long; check here for specific titles and descriptions, sizes, lot numbers, and UPC codes.
No illnesses have been reported. The affected products were 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.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, "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."
Again, be sure to check the full list here if you use any of these brands.
For more information, call Natura Pet Products Inc. at (800) 224-6123 or visit the Natura Pet website.