March 20, 2013
Natura Pet Issues Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding the recall of Natura Pet Products 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.
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.
The full recall and product information can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm344421.htm?source=govdelivery