FREMONT, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
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
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
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
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).
About Natura Pet Products
Natura Pet Products is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and
holistic pet foods and treats. Founded more than 20 years ago by John
and Ann Rademakers and Peter Atkins, Natura is dedicated to providing
the best natural nutrition. Natura is committed to making premium pet
foods and treats based on nutritional science and high-quality
ingredients, combined with trusted manufacturing processes, for complete
pet health. Lines include: Innova®, California Natural®, EVO®,
HealthWise®, Mother Nature® and Karma®. To learn more about Natura Pet
Products visit www.NaturaPet.com.