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6 Brands of Dog Food Recalled

RECALLED-DOG-FOOD For Immediate Release
Contact: Natura Pet Consumer Relations – 800-224-6123
June 18, 2013

Source: http://www.naturapet.com/recall

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods
Due to Possible Health Risk

FREMONT, NEBRASKA, June 18, 2013

– Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.

There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected by this announcement.

The affected products are:

  • Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats: All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes, All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
  • EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats: All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes, All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
  • California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats: All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes, All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
  • Healthwise dry dog and cat foods: All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes, All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
  • Karma dry dog foods:All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes, All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
  • Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats: All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes, All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday –
Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

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Honest Kitchen Dog Food Recall

The Honest Kitchen® Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lots Of Verve®, Zeal® And Thrive® Products Due To Possible Health Risk

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm340669.htm

HONEST-PET-DOG-FOOD-RECALL

Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-437-9729
Lucy Postins
e-mail: info@thehonestkitchen.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 21, 2013 – The Honest Kitchen today announced that it is voluntarily recalling five lots of its Verve, Zeal and Thrive pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No other Honest Kitchen batches, production dates or products are affected.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The Company is taking this action after learning that one of its raw ingredients suppliers has recalled a batch of human-grade parsley that may contain Salmonella. The batch of parsley was shipped to the Company in 2012 and used in the production of five lots of finished Honest Kitchen products.

The Honest Kitchen regularly tests for Salmonella and other pathogens as part of its quality control process and has not received to date any reports of illness associated with these lots of products. Nonetheless, the Company is proceeding with this action in order to ensure the full safety and quality of its products.

“We are committed to providing the highest-quality human-grade food available to our customers’ pets,” said Lucy Postins, founder, CEO and CMO of The Honest Kitchen. “While our quality control tests did not find evidence of Salmonella in any of our finished products, we are accountable for everything we make, and are taking precautionary action to ensure the safety and integrity of our products.”

The lots being recalled are:

Item Code Product Name Production Date Expiration Date Size Lot Number
V4 + VR VERVE 8/20/12 8/20/13

4 lb. box,

10 lb. box

2332A (batches 1-3)
VR VERVE 11/1/12 11/1/13 10 lb. box 3062A (batches 8 & 9)
TM THRIVE 9/18/12 9/18/13 1 oz. sample 2622A (batch 3)
Z4 + ZR ZEAL 8/14/12 8/14/13

4 lb. box,

10 lb. box

2272A (batches 1–5)
ZR ZEAL 9/21/12 9/21/13 10 lb. box 2652A (batches 1–4)

Consumers who purchased the above lots of Honest Kitchen Verve, Zeal or Thrive products should stop feeding the products to their pets, remove the UPC (bar code) and lot code from the packaging, and discard the contents in a covered trash receptacle. Lot codes are located on the top of product boxes either adjacent to or opposite the UPC.

Consumers can receive a replacement or full refund of the MSRP of the affected products plus $1 to cover postage, by mailing the UPC and lot code along with a completedReimbursement Form to The Honest Kitchen, 145 14th Street, San Diego, Calif. 92101, Attn: Reimbursements. All refunds will be processed within five business days (plus postage time).

The Honest Kitchen products use human-food grade ingredients. The Company’s products are made in a human food facility and held to the same high quality control standards as human food products. Employees taste products as part of the quality control and research & development processes.

To supplement its quality control processes while maintaining its commitment to gentle processing that protects natural nutrients, The Honest Kitchen is enacting additional procedures:

  • All dehydrated leafy greens will be steamed, to further protect against the possibility of Salmonella and other pathogens;
  • All leafy greens will receive a second test for pathogens after arrival at the Company’s manufacturing facility, in addition to the testing conducted internally by suppliers;
  • The Company has discontinued its relationship with the supplier who provided the parsley used in the production of the lots being recalled.

For questions or more information, contact The Honest Kitchen by phone at 1-866-437-9729 or email at info@thehonestkitchen.com. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST to respond to inquiries.