Once again, Salmonella testing proved positive on a pet food product. The Natura product was manufactured on April 2, 2013. This prompted the voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. This announcement was made today, June 18, 2013, on the company’s website.
“We are taking the additional precautionary measure to recall all products in the marketplace. Our first priority is the well-being of the pets we serve.”
Following are instructions on how to request a replacement voucher or refund. You must first locate the expiration date, then download a form to request a replacement voucher or refund.
If you have any further questions, please contact Natura Pet Products on their website or call 800-224-6123.
Locating the product expiration date:
The company advises to use the guides below to locate the expiration date on your product:
Product replacement information:
Download this form to request a replacement voucher or refund.
How Salmonella poisoning affects pets and humans:
According to Natura’s press release of June 18, 2013, 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 immediately for further advice.
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