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Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

Monday, March 18, 2013

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk21:23 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013 FREMONT, Neb. (Business Wire) -- Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported. 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. These products were made in a single production facility during a two week window in December 2012. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture collected from a single retail location tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. As a precautionary measure, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products from this production window. The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica. Product expiration dates range from 12/17/2013 – 1/2/2014. Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013. No other dry food, canned food, biscuits, bars or treats are affected by this announcement. A complete list of products in the scope of this recall are listed at the end of this release. Additional information on these products can be found at www.naturapet.com. 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 CST). About Natura Pet Products Natura Pet Products is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and holistic pet foods and treats. Founded more than 20 years ago by John and Ann Rademakers and Peter Atkins, Natura is dedicated to providing the best natural nutrition. Natura is committed to making premium pet foods and treats based on nutritional science and high-quality ingredients, combined with trusted manufacturing processes, for complete pet health. Lines include: Innova®, California Natural®, EVO®, HealthWise®, Mother Nature® and Karma®. To learn more about Natura Pet Products visit www.NaturaPet.com. BRAND   DESCRIPTION   SIZE   BAG UPC   All Lot Numbers CALIFORNIA NATURAL DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE 4oz 7 51485 15987 4 2362A70004 CALIFORNIA NATURAL DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE 30LB 7 51485 39940 9 2362A70001 CALIFORNIA NATURAL DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE 15LB 7 51485 39941 6 2362A70002 CALIFORNIA NATURAL DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE 5LB 7 51485 39942 3 2362A70003 CALIFORNIA NATURAL DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE - BILINGUAL 30 LB 7 51485 12564 0 3015A70001 EVO CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15250 9 2355A70004,2366A70004 EVO CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA 15.4LB 7 51485 41400 3 2356A70002,2366A70002 EVO CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA 6.6LB 7 51485 41401 0 2355A70003,2356A70003,3001A70003,3002A70003 EVO CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA 2.2LB 7 51485 41402 7 2355A70004,2356A70004,2366A70004 EVO CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15251 6 2357A70004,2361A70004 EVO CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA 15.4LB 7 51485 41410 2 2361A70002 EVO CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA 6.6LB 7 51485 41411 9 2361A70003,2362A70003 EVO CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA 2.2LB 7 51485 41412 6 2361A70004 EVO DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE 28.6LB 7 51485 12675 3 2363A70001 EVO DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE 13.2LB 7 51485 12676 0 2363A70002 EVO DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE 6.6LB 7 51485 12677 7 2363A70003 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15255 4 2356A70004 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA 28.6LB 7 51485 12685 2 2356A70001 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA 13.2LB 7 51485 12686 9 2356A70002 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA 6.6LB 7 51485 12687 6 2356A70003 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 28.6LB 7 51485 12616 6 2366A70001 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 13.2LB 7 51485 12617 3 2364A70002 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 6.6LB 7 51485 12618 0 2366A70003 EVO DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15205 9 2366A70004 EVO FERRET FOOD TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA 6.6LB 7 51485 42101 8 2355A70003,3002A70003 HEALTHWISE DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15442 8 2362A70004 HEALTHWISE DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA 35LB 7 51485 70720 4 2361A70001 HEALTHWISE DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA 17.5LB 7 51485 70721 1 2361A70002 HEALTHWISE DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA 5LB 7 51485 70722 8 2362A70003 HEALTHWISE DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15444 2 2362A70004 HEALTHWISE DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA 35LB 7 51485 70740 2 2361A70001,2362A70001 HEALTHWISE DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA 17.5LB 7 51485 70741 9 2361A70002,2362A70002 HEALTHWISE DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA 5LB 7 51485 70742 6 2362A70003 HEALTHWISE PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15443 5 2362A70004 HEALTHWISE PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA 35LB 7 51485 70730 3 2362A70001 HEALTHWISE PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA 17.5LB 7 51485 70731 0 2362A70002 HEALTHWISE PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA 5LB 7 51485 70732 7 2353A70003,2362A70003 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15995 9 2363A70004 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 2.2LB 7 51485 41387 7 2363A70004 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 41392 1 2362A70002,2363A70002 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 41393 8 2362A70003,2363A70003 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15998 0 2353A70004 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA 2.2LB 7 51485 41603 8 2353A70004 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 41607 6 2353A70002 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 41608 3 2353A70003 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15988 1 2354A70004,2363A70004,2364A70004 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 41389 1 2354A70002,2362A70001,2363A70001 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 41390 7 2354A70003,2364A70003 INNOVA CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA 2.2LB 7 51485 41391 4 2354A70004,2363A70004 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA 25LB 7 51485 12730 9 2361A70001 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA 12LB 7 51485 12731 6 2361A70001 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA 5LB 7 51485 12732 3 2361A70003 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 12365 3 2362A70004 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA 25LB 7 51485 12727 9 2366A70001,3001A70001,3038A70001 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA 12LB 7 51485 12728 6 2363A70002,2364A70002 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA 5LB 7 51485 12729 3 2363A70003,2364A70003 INNOVA DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15313 1 2364A70004 INNOVA DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA 25LB 7 51485 12362 2 2357A70001,2361A70001,2363A70002 INNOVA DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA 12LB 7 51485 12363 9 2361A70002 INNOVA DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA 5LB 7 51485 12364 6 2363A70003 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA 30LB 7 51485 12320 2 2354A70002,2355A70001,2355A70002,2363A70001,2364A70001 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 12321 9 2354A70002,2355A70002,2363A70002 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 12322 6 2354A70003 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA 2.2LB 7 51485 12376 9 2354A70004 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15990 4 2354A70004 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA-BILINGUAL 30 LB 7 51485 12552 7 3015A70001 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 30LB 7 51485 12704 0 2353A70001,2354A70001 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 12705 7 2354A70002 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15300 1 2354A70004 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA-BILINGUAL 30 LB 7 51485 12554 1 3015A70001 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA 30LB 7 51485 12326 4 2352A70001,2353A70001 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 12327 1 2352A70002,2353A70002 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 12328 8 2353A70003 INNOVA DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15310 0 2353A70004 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 30LB 7 51485 12332 5 2356A70001 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 12333 2 2356A70002 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 12334 9 2356A70003 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15994 2 2356A70004 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 30LB 7 51485 12740 8 2356A70001 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 15LB 7 51485 12741 5 2356A70002 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 6LB 7 51485 12742 2 2356A70003 INNOVA PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA 4oz 7 51485 15302 5 2356A70004 Media Contact:Natura Pet ProductsJason Taylor, 513-622-3205