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

Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:23pm EDT

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FREMONT, Neb.--(Business Wire)--
Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food
because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No
Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported. 

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 made in a single production facility during a two week
window in December 2012. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of
Agriculture collected from a single retail location tested positive for the
presence of Salmonella. As a precautionary measure, Natura is voluntarily
recalling all products from this production window. 

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet
specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia,
Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica. Product expiration dates range from 12/17/2013
- 1/2/2014. Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between December 18,
2012 through March 15, 2013. No other dry food, canned food, biscuits, bars or
treats are affected by this announcement. 

A complete list of products in the scope of this recall are listed at the end of
this release. Additional information on these products can be found at
www.naturapet.com. 

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). 

About Natura Pet Products

Natura Pet Products is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and holistic
pet foods and treats. Founded more than 20 years ago by John and Ann Rademakers
and Peter Atkins, Natura is dedicated to providing the best natural nutrition.
Natura is committed to making premium pet foods and treats based on nutritional
science and high-quality ingredients, combined with trusted manufacturing
processes, for complete pet health. Lines include: Innova, California Natural,
EVO, HealthWise, Mother Nature and Karma. To learn more about Natura Pet
Products visit www.NaturaPet.com.

 BRAND                 DESCRIPTION                                             SIZE      BAG UPC            All Lot Numbers                                         
 CALIFORNIA NATURAL    DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE                   4oz       7 51485 15987 4    2362A70004                                              
 CALIFORNIA NATURAL    DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE                   30LB      7 51485 39940 9    2362A70001                                              
 CALIFORNIA NATURAL    DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE                   15LB      7 51485 39941 6    2362A70002                                              
 CALIFORNIA NATURAL    DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE                   5LB       7 51485 39942 3    2362A70003                                              
 CALIFORNIA NATURAL    DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE - BILINGUAL       30 LB     7 51485 12564 0    3015A70001                                              
 EVO                   CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA                   4oz       7 51485 15250 9    2355A70004,2366A70004                                   
 EVO                   CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA                   15.4LB    7 51485 41400 3    2356A70002,2366A70002                                   
 EVO                   CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA                   6.6LB     7 51485 41401 0    2355A70003,2356A70003,3001A70003,3002A70003             
 EVO                   CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA                   2.2LB     7 51485 41402 7    2355A70004,2356A70004,2366A70004                        
 EVO                   CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA                            4oz       7 51485 15251 6    2357A70004,2361A70004                                   
 EVO                   CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA                            15.4LB    7 51485 41410 2    2361A70002                                              
 EVO                   CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA                            6.6LB     7 51485 41411 9    2361A70003,2362A70003                                   
 EVO                   CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA                            2.2LB     7 51485 41412 6    2361A70004                                              
 EVO                   DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE                         28.6LB    7 51485 12675 3    2363A70001                                              
 EVO                   DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE                         13.2LB    7 51485 12676 0    2363A70002                                              
 EVO                   DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE                         6.6LB     7 51485 12677 7    2363A70003                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA                            4oz       7 51485 15255 4    2356A70004                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA                     28.6LB    7 51485 12685 2    2356A70001                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA                     13.2LB    7 51485 12686 9    2356A70002                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA                     6.6LB     7 51485 12687 6    2356A70003                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA          28.6LB    7 51485 12616 6    2366A70001                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA          13.2LB    7 51485 12617 3    2364A70002                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA          6.6LB     7 51485 12618 0    2366A70003                                              
 EVO                   DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA          4oz       7 51485 15205 9    2366A70004                                              
 EVO                   FERRET FOOD TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA                    6.6LB     7 51485 42101 8    2355A70003,3002A70003                                   
 HEALTHWISE            DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA       4oz       7 51485 15442 8    2362A70004                                              
 HEALTHWISE            DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA       35LB      7 51485 70720 4    2361A70001                                              
 HEALTHWISE            DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA       17.5LB    7 51485 70721 1    2361A70002                                              
 HEALTHWISE            DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA       5LB       7 51485 70722 8    2362A70003                                              
 HEALTHWISE            DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA                         4oz       7 51485 15444 2    2362A70004                                              
 HEALTHWISE            DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA                         35LB      7 51485 70740 2    2361A70001,2362A70001                                   
 HEALTHWISE            DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA                         17.5LB    7 51485 70741 9    2361A70002,2362A70002                                   
 HEALTHWISE            DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA                         5LB       7 51485 70742 6    2362A70003                                              
 HEALTHWISE            PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA                 4oz       7 51485 15443 5    2362A70004                                              
 HEALTHWISE            PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA                 35LB      7 51485 70730 3    2362A70001                                              
 HEALTHWISE            PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA                 17.5LB    7 51485 70731 0    2362A70002                                              
 HEALTHWISE            PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA                 5LB       7 51485 70732 7    2353A70003,2362A70003                                   
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                          4oz       7 51485 15995 9    2363A70004                                              
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                          2.2LB     7 51485 41387 7    2363A70004                                              
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                          15LB      7 51485 41392 1    2362A70002,2363A70002                                   
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                          6LB       7 51485 41393 8    2362A70003,2363A70003                                   
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA            4oz       7 51485 15998 0    2353A70004                                              
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA            2.2LB     7 51485 41603 8    2353A70004                                              
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA            15LB      7 51485 41607 6    2353A70002                                              
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA            6LB       7 51485 41608 3    2353A70003                                              
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA        4oz       7 51485 15988 1    2354A70004,2363A70004,2364A70004                        
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA        15LB      7 51485 41389 1    2354A70002,2362A70001,2363A70001                        
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA        6LB       7 51485 41390 7    2354A70003,2364A70003                                   
 INNOVA                CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA        2.2LB     7 51485 41391 4    2354A70004,2363A70004                                   
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA         25LB      7 51485 12730 9    2361A70001                                              
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA         12LB      7 51485 12731 6    2361A70001                                              
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA         5LB       7 51485 12732 3    2361A70003                                              
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA         4oz       7 51485 12365 3    2362A70004                                              
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA         25LB      7 51485 12727 9    2366A70001,3001A70001,3038A70001                        
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA         12LB      7 51485 12728 6    2363A70002,2364A70002                                   
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA         5LB       7 51485 12729 3    2363A70003,2364A70003                                   
 INNOVA                DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA         4oz       7 51485 15313 1    2364A70004                                              
 INNOVA                DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA                          25LB      7 51485 12362 2    2357A70001,2361A70001,2363A70002                        
 INNOVA                DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA                          12LB      7 51485 12363 9    2361A70002                                              
 INNOVA                DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA                          5LB       7 51485 12364 6    2363A70003                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA               30LB      7 51485 12320 2    2354A70002,2355A70001,2355A70002,2363A70001,2364A70001  
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA               15LB      7 51485 12321 9    2354A70002,2355A70002,2363A70002                        
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA               6LB       7 51485 12322 6    2354A70003                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA               2.2LB     7 51485 12376 9    2354A70004                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA               4oz       7 51485 15990 4    2354A70004                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA-BILINGUAL     30 LB     7 51485 12552 7    3015A70001                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA              30LB      7 51485 12704 0    2353A70001,2354A70001                                   
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA              15LB      7 51485 12705 7    2354A70002                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA              4oz       7 51485 15300 1    2354A70004                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA-BILINGUAL    30 LB     7 51485 12554 1    3015A70001                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA      30LB      7 51485 12326 4    2352A70001,2353A70001                                   
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA      15LB      7 51485 12327 1    2352A70002,2353A70002                                   
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA      6LB       7 51485 12328 8    2353A70003                                              
 INNOVA                DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA      4oz       7 51485 15310 0    2353A70004                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                        30LB      7 51485 12332 5    2356A70001                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                        15LB      7 51485 12333 2    2356A70002                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                        6LB       7 51485 12334 9    2356A70003                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA                        4oz       7 51485 15994 2    2356A70004                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA            30LB      7 51485 12740 8    2356A70001                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA            15LB      7 51485 12741 5    2356A70002                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA            6LB       7 51485 12742 2    2356A70003                                              
 INNOVA                PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA            4oz       7 51485 15302 5    2356A70004                                              


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Natura Pet Products
Jason Taylor, 513-622-3205 

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