June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
What: The affected dry pet food products include:
Why: These products were packaged in a single production facility and during routine FDA testing at the facility, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.
Threat Level: Medium. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product, yet 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.
What Should I Do?: Dispose of any unused portion of the product and feed your pet an alternate food. Keep on the lookout for signs of Salmonella.
Contact the store where you purchased the food to see if a refund or exchange is allowed or call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST). PetCareRx does not currently sell these products.
Alternatives: If your pet eats another type of food in addition to one mentioned above, feed your pet the other food only. If you need to switch your pet to a new food, consider one of these natural and organic options.
Since switching a pet’s food quickly (instead of mixing foods over a period of a few days) can cause stomach distress, talk to your vet if your pet experiences digestive issues.
Read the full release from the FDA.