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Natura Pet Products Issues Another Recall Over Salmonella

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Natura Pet Products is issuing another recall on certain brands of dry food and treats that could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected products were packaged in a single production facility, and are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.

During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. However, in an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

All lot codes, UPC’s and package sizes of the following brands are being recalled:

  • Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats
  • EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats
  • California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats
  • Healthwise dry dog and cat foods
  • Karma dry dog foods
  • Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats

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

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.

Natura Pet Products previously issued a recall in March for pet food that could be contaminated with Salmonella, and expanded that recall to include additional brands in April.

For more information or to file a product replacement or refund, call Natura at 1-800-224-6123 or visit www.naturapet.com/recall.

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