Dog owners, read up! A major dog food brand has issued a recall.
Nature’s Variety has issued a voluntary recall on their Instinct Raw Chicken Formula with a best by date of April 27, 2016. According to the brand’s website, it fears that these products may be contaminated with Salmonella, which can affect both dogs and humans.
The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets packaged in the following forms:
- UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
- UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
- UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
There have been no reports of infected animals, however, if your pup has eaten or is eating this product, discontinue use immediately and check him or her for poisoning. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in dogs include: diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Similar symptoms can be found in affected humans.
Nature’s Variety became aware of the situation after the FDA performed a routine surveillance sample which tested positive for Salmonella.
This news comes just days after Bravo pet food recalled chicken products for both dogs and cats because of salmonella presence.
Consumers with additional questions can call our Consumer Relations team at 888-519-7387 from 8 am to 7 pm Central time, 7 days a week during the recall. Or, consumers can email Nature’s Variety directly via [email protected].
For more information, head to the Nature’s Variety website.
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Originally posted 2015-07-28 12:38:44.