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    Yes, another dog and cat food recall

    June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products of Fremont, Nebraska, has today announced it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
    The recall includes specific lots of these brands…
    Innova
    EVO
    California Natural
    Healthwise
    Karma
    Mother Nature
    No canned food is affected by this announcement.


    BRAND LOT CODE/UPC/SIZES; EXPIRATION

    Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

    EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

    California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

    Healthwise dry dog and cat foods All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

    Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

    Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

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


    Where Were They Distributed?
    The affected products are sold in bags through…
    Veterinary clinics
    Select pet specialty retailers
    Online in the USA and Canada

    Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.
    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 CT.
    You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
    Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
    Last edited by judiz; 06-19-2013 at 02:03 AM.

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    judiz - Would you mind editing your title to clarify that this affects cat food as well?

    I am beyond about this. They just had a massive recall and complete outage that lasted almost two months while they presumably cleaned up their act and got back into production, but apparently it was all for naught. I really liked their cat food but they're forcing me to find a different brand.
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    done, sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BittyBug View Post
    judiz - Would you mind editing your title to clarify that this affects cat food as well?

    I am beyond about this. They just had a massive recall and complete outage that lasted almost two months while they presumably cleaned up their act and got back into production, but apparently it was all for naught. I really liked their cat food but they're forcing me to find a different brand.
    Salmonella does not affect cats.

    And this is not what it seems.

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    Salmonella affects humans who touch the food and then don't wash their hands afterwards, possibly spreading the salmonella to others.


    Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
    Abdominal cramping
    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 packaged in a single production facility. 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. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

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    That "single lot" represented two days of production and one product.

    No positive tests in the plant. Not one and testing is carried out daily.

    And you all have no idea how this damages people's lives in ways that don't have a damn thing to do with your dog or cat or salmonella.

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    In 2012 more than 50 people were diagnosed with salmonella, the only thing the people had in common was they all used the same dry dog food manufactured in the same plant. These recalls are for everyone's safety.
    Last edited by judiz; 06-19-2013 at 03:50 AM.

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