Pet Food Voluntary Recall – Natura products

Pet Food

On June 18, 2013, Natura brand voluntarily issued a pet food recall for multiple product lines. “Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.”

The recall goes on to say, “We have some sad news to share. We are announcing today a voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. We made this decision in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product manufactured April 3. Normally, this would have resulted in retrieval of product manufactured over just a few days. However, we are taking the additional precautionary measure to recall all products in the marketplace. Our first priority is the wellbeing of the pets we serve.”

The products and product lines involve are listed below and all products with expiration dates prior to 6/10/2014 are involved.

Please use the guides below to locate the expiration date on your product.
California Natural
Mother Nature

According to the FDA notice, potential symptoms are:

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 pet food 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.

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 by this announcement.

What you should do for your dog

They count on you to keep them safe. Check through all of your dog food and treats to make sure you do not have any of the products. Natura’s notice is here with a refund form. If you do, follow these instructions from Natura:

If you have recalled product, and would like a refund or replacement, please:
• Complete the form below
• Clip the UPC from your bag
• Clip the lot code and expiration date
Please mail: 1) Form, 2) UPC, 3) Code date from bag, 4) Include receipt if available.

Dog Foods and Treats Recommended by Heide’s Pet Care:

  • Treats made by Kanine Kitchen
  • Dog Food made by Fromm
  • Acana Dog Food

Katzenbarkers recommended alternative list:

To help you find a similar food during this period, we have compiled the following list of suggested alternative kibbles for your pet. The chart has the recalled product at the top and the replacements after the asterisks.

California Natural for Dogs

(traditional, with rice)

* Acana Singles

(limited ingredient with oats)

* Zignature

(grain free, limited igredient)

* Fromm Four-Star

(with whole grains)
California Natural for Dogs

(grain free)

* Zignature

(grain free, limited igredient)

* NV Instinct LID

(grain free, limited ingredient)

* Acana Regionals

(grain free, variety of proteins)
Evo for Dogs
* Orijen & Acana
* NV Instinct
* Fromm Grain Free
Innova for Dogs
* Fromm Gold & Four-Star
* NV Prairie
* Merrick
Healthwise for Dogs
* American Natural Premium
* Fromm Gold
* Canidae
For All Cats
* Orijen & Acana
* Fromm Four-Star
* Taste of the Wild

In general, watch your pets and make sure you regularly watch both what they are eating and what they are pooping!