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Expanded recall: Dry pet food manufactured by Natura Pet Products, Inc.

Starting date:
May 6, 2013
Posting date:
May 6, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-28999

Expansion of April 15, 2013 recall.

Affected products

Dry Pet Food Manufactured by Natura Pet Products, Inc.

Product description

This recall involves the following brands of dry pet food with an expiration date prior to and including March 24, 2014:

  • Innova
  • EVO
  • California Natural
  • HealthWise
  • Karma

Additionally, the recall includes EVO treats and Innova Cat treats with an expiration date prior to and including March 24, 2014.

For a complete list of the specific products affected by this recall, please see the firm's website.

Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Natura Pet Products, Inc. has recalled several batches of its dry pet food products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Pets such as dogs and cats, and their food can carry Salmonella bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling their pets or their pet's food or feces.

Symptoms of salmonellosis often include:

  • sudden onset of fever
  • headache
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting

For more information on the risks of Salmonella infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's fact sheet, Salmonella and pets.

Neither Health Canada nor Natura Pet Products, Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products.

Number sold

Approximately 442,960 bags of recalled dry pet food products have been distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

The recall pet food products were sold prior to March 24, 2013.

Place of origin

Fremont, Nebraska, United States of America

Companies

Manufacturer
Natura Pet Products Inc.
2779 Rademakers Way
Fremont
68025
Nebraska
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Le Gastronome Animal Inc.
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Quebec
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Edmonton
Alberta
CANADA
Distributor
Maddies Natural Pet Products
Delta
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
Pet Science Ltd
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Harmony Dog Products
Halifax
Nova Scotia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and discard it and contact Natura Pet Products, Inc. for further information or a product replacement or refund.

Consumers can call Natura toll-free at 1-800-224-6123, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST. Additional information on the recalled products can be found at the firm's website.