Expanded Pet Food Recall, Salmonellaby Karyn Zoldan on Apr. 20, 2013, under Pet Health & Safety
These pet food brands are included: California Natural dry dog & cat food; EVO dry dog & cat food & treats, ferret food; Healthwise dry dog food & cat food & treats; Innova dry dog food & cat food & treats; Karma dry dog food.
from the Natura website
FREMONT, NEBRASKA, April 19, 2013––Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella . The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. (Blogger: Huge!)
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.
Sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in additional dry pet food and a cat pet treat . In an abundance of caution, Natura is also recalling product made in the surrounding time frame. This action affects dry pet foods and treats only; no canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.
The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online. Consumers who have purchased these pet foods should discard them. For additional information, consumers may visit the website . For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123.