Expanded Cat Food Recall

Five dog and cat food and treat brands are pulled for potential salmonella contamination.

By CatChannel News Editors | Posted: April 22, 2013, 12 p.m. EDT

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Extended Cat Food Recall
Salmonella was detected in some cat food and cat treat batches of Natura Pet Products.
Natura Pet Products, acting on what the manufacturer called "an abundance of caution,” has voluntarily expanded a month-old recall to include all dry pet food and treats bearing expiration dates through Mar. 24, 2014.

The cat food recall, ordered because of potential salmonella contamination, does not involve any canned wet foods or biscuits.

The affected brands include California Natural, Evo, Innova and HealthWise dry food and treats for cats and dogs. Karma dry dog food was not part of a recall announced March 18 but was added to the list.

All UPCs and lot codes are part of the wider recall, Fremont, Neb.-based Natura reported April 19.

Recalled lots include the following:
California Natural    
All Sizes; All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties; All UPCs; All Lot Codes; All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014

EVO    
All Sizes, All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties
All ferret food varieties; All UPCs; All Lot Codes; All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014

Healthwise    
All Sizes; All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties; All UPCs; All Lot Codes; All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014

Innova    
All Sizes; All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties; All UPCs; All Lot Codes; All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014

The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and pet stores in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Costa Rica as well as online.

The action followed testing conducted by the Michigan and Georgia departments of agriculture, which confirmed the presence of salmonella in additional foods and treats.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People who handle contaminated pet products may exhibit similar symptoms.

Pet owners are advised to discard the recalled food. Information about replacement food or a refund is available by calling 800-224-6123 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.

Additional consumer and retailer information is available here.

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Cindy    Slippery Rock, PA

5/8/2013 5:05:37 AM

Evo is one of the best food as far as ingredients and I know many cats that have lived a long and healthy life. I hope they have not got sick now. Is it true that Procter and Camble changed the ingredients? I'm sticking with Purina One even though I wish they would take out the soy and wheat and get it to a more natural state. How about it Purina since we trust your company.

Toniann    pinellas park, FL

5/4/2013 6:23:04 PM

since Procter & Gamble bought Natura pet there is problems with the food. the recipe changed. how nice a company that does animal testing buys a very pet food companys.

Betty    Kerrville, TX

5/4/2013 1:07:22 PM

I had a new bag of evo I had not opened that was not on the original recall . So I opened it about two weeks later and started feeding it to my cat only to have my new bag be on the expanded recall . What do I think? I'm furious as well as afraid for my cat who was eating the food deemed safe only to learn otherwise .

Betty    Kerrville, TX

5/4/2013 1:04:59 PM

I had a new bag of evo I had not opened that was not on the original recall . So I opened it about two weeks later and started feeding it to my cat only to have my new bag be on the expanded recall . What do I think? I'm furious as well as afraid for my cat who was eating the food deemed safe only to learn otherwise .

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