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Salmonella Threat Brings Expanded Recall By Natura Pet Products

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Photo courtesy Jeffrey D. Stacey.

Photo courtesy Jeffrey D. Stacey.

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DETROIT (WWJ) –  Pet owners are being urged to stop using or discard certain Natura Pet Products food and treats because of potential salmonella.

The company is expanding its original recall after sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of salmonella.

Natura Pet’s voluntary recall, announced April 19, includes all dry pet food products with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2013.

The brands include:

California Natural
EVO
Healthwise
Innova
Karma
Natura Pet, based in Fremont, Neb., is a maker of “natural” and “holistic” pet foods, according to a company statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

All UPC codes and lot codes for dry food products with expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014 are included in the recall. Images of several of the products in question can be found on the FDA’s website. The recall is an expansion of one that had been announced by the company last month.

Pet owners are also warned that handling the food poses a risk to people also.

Find more information on the recall here.

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