Natura Pet Products once again has expanded its dry pet food recall to include all sizes and lots of dry cat food, dog food and pet treats with expiration dates up to and including March 29, 2013. Salmonella bacterial contamination has been cited as the cause of the expanded pet food recall.
Recalled pet foods affected include California Natural, Evo, Innova, Healthwise and Karma.
The Michigan and Georgia Departments of Agriculture conducted testing on Natura’s pet foods and detected the presence of Salmonella bacteria.
The Natura pet foods are sold worldwide through veterinary clinics, online and at retail in America and Canada as well as in Japan and Australia.
Pet owners who purchased the recalled pet foods should carefully discard them. Consumers may contact Natura directly for additional information.
Consumers who purchased any of Natura’s recalled pet food products should discard them and contact Natura for a refund at 1-800-224-6123.
In addition to Natura’s pet food recall. BARF World, a manufacturer of raw pet food has also issued a recall due to a salmonella bacterial outbreak in their manufacturing facility.
The BARF World raw pet food recall directly affects the Lamb and Combo patties, with a “best buy” date of July 27, 2013.
Note that neither company claims to have received any reports of sickened pets at this time.
Pet owners should discard the tainted raw pet food and may contact BARF World toll free at 866-282-2273 for refunds and details.
Salmonella bacteria diseases are Zoonotic which means they are easily transmitted between pets, pet food and people. Suggestions to avoid contamination include practicing good hygiene.
Wash your hands well, carefully discard tainted pet foods and sanitize pet food bowls and any surfaces that may have come into contact with the tainted pet food or its packaging.
Signs of Salmonella in dogs and cats include vomiting and diarrhea with or without blood, lethargy, appetite loss and fevers.
In humans additions symptoms may include Endocarditis, urinary tract infections, arthritis and eye problems.
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