Saturday, 20 April 2013

Pet food recall: Natura pet food recalls products over salmonella scare

Pet food recall: Natura pet food recalls products over salmonella scare, Food recalls in the news lately for products consumed by people now say our pets may be at risk. reported April 19 that Natura Pet Products has expanded a March recall on select products to now include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food with expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. has the following company release on their web site:

"Your pet’s health and safety are our #1 priority. We are taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours. Our Fremont plant has been focused on quality enhancements and is now shipping new product to stores that will be on shelves soon."

The company said they are sorry for what they called a “disruption,” but they want to “ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards.”

Natura, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble Co., said their pet food products may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, which can affect animals that eat contaminated products much the same as it can affect humans.

Pet owners handling contaminated pet product could be at risk as well.

Pets infected with salmonella may be lethargic or have diarrhea or blood in their stools. Fever and vomiting are symptoms as well, as is a decreased appetite. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can still carry the bacteria and infect others.

To date, Natura said there have been no confirmed reports of illness tied to their products.

Natura pet foods include the brands Innova, Evo, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature and Karma.

A complete list of the recalled foods is available at

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