Positive salmonella test prompts pet food company to recall food

Posted on: 9:31 am, June 19, 2013, by

Innova

Pet food maker Natura has voluntarily recalled its dry pet foods because of concerns it could make pets sick with the salmonella bacteria.

The recall includes:

• Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats
• EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes
• California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats
• Healthwise dry dog and cat foods
• Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes
• Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats

The products’ expiration dates would be prior to June 10, 2014.

According to the company, the products were sold in bags through veterinary clinics, pet-specialty retailers and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected, according to the FDA. For questions and additional information about the recall, visit NaturaPet.com/recall.

We made this decision in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product manufactured April 3,” the company posted on its website.

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. Our decision allows us to ensure that all products available in the marketplace were produced after June 10, the date when we implemented additional finished product testing procedures with the guidance of industry experts.”

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