Natura recalls pet food after positive salmonella test

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  1. Vashier

    Vashier VIP Extreme Gold

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    Since we have so many pet owners here I thought I'd pass along this news as I just came across it.

    BOSTON —Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, the company announced Tuesday.

    The recall includes all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit treats with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

    The affected products 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, the company said.
    The 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 the product.
    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.

    If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
     
  2. tv910

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    This is their 2nd recall in just a few months, there was also another one this spring. I've been feeding my dog California Natural at the recommendation of my holistic vet but I'm thinking of switching. Supposedly most dogs won't get sick from salmonella but mine did have some symptoms last winter so I'm concerned about it. Problem is, when I researched other dog foods most of them have also had recalls in the past - including Blue Buffalo, Wellness, and Canidae