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Dry Pet Food Recalled

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - A brand of pet food has been recalled because it could present a health risk.

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its dry pet food they say has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.The products were made during a two-week period in December 2012, and sold at various pet retailers and online.

The company said no Salmonella-related illnesses have yet been reported.

The following products are affected:

Innova
EVO
California Natural
HealthWise

(Click the product name for details in .pdf format).

“Natura was founded on the commitment to provide the healthiest natural pet food in the world. As Natura employees who live this commitment every day, words cannot express our disappointment with this finding,” the company said in a statement.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed above should discard them.

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.

Anyone whose pets is experiencing these symptoms should contact their vet, and pet owners experiencing similar symptoms are advised to see a doctor.

For information about a product replacement or refund, consumers call Natura at 800-224-6123 during normal business hours.

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