Salmonella in Pet Food Products:

Last week I informed the readers of this blog of two pet foods recalls due to Salmonella contamination.  I hate to be a bearer of bad news, but another manufacturer has recently recalled specific lots of their pet food products due to Salmonella contamination as well.

Natura Pet Products:

On March 18, 2013, Natura Pet Products issued a voluntarily recall of specific lots of its dry pet food due to potential Salmonella contamination.  According to the FDA, “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.”

Affected Product Details:

  • Expiration date: 12/17/2013 – 1/2/2014
  • Dates Of Distribution: Between December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013
  • Places of Distribution: Through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica.

Click to see a complete list of the recalled products.

Refund:

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should call Natura at 800-224-6123 for information on product replacement or refund.

Click to learn more about Natura Pet Products pet food withdrawal.

Risk of Salmonella to Humans:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms after having contact with a product with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Risk of Salmonella to Pets:

Pets with Salmonella infections may have the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Lazy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain

If your pet displays any of these symptoms after consuming a product with the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product?

If you or a loved one has become injured or has sustained property damage as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.

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