Natura issues recall of dry pet food over salmonella risk


Another round of recalls from a leading maker of high quality pet food.

Natura Pet Products of Fremont, Nebraska, has issued a voluntarily recall for specific lots of dry pet food because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

The recall includes specific lots of these brands…




■California Natural



■Mother Nature


There have been no reports of human or pet illnesses related to this recall.

 No canned food is affected by this announcement.

The company is recalling all dog, cat, ferret food and treats with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. For more check the company's announcement here.

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.

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.

Symptoms are similar in humans and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.


These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of salmonella.

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 CT.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

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