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Salmonella Threat: Natura Pet Food Recall Expanded

Your dog, cat or ferret could get violently ill if they eat the recalled food or treats sold at Critterland, Pet Pro and Woodlands Pet Food & Treats in Mill Valley.

Natura Pet Products has expanded its list of recalled brands of pet food after tests confirmed contamination with salmonella. The recall includes California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Innova and Karma dry food for dogs, cats and ferrets, along with pet treats by some of those brands.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are extending our recall to include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014," the company posted in a message on its website. "We are sorry for the disruption, but we simply want to ensure that every product meets our highest quality standards."

In Mill Valley, Natura Pet food products are sold at Critterland, Pet Pro and Woodlands Pet Food & Treats.

The most severe symptoms of salmonella in animals include lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have lesser symptoms including decreased appetite and abdominal pain. Infected pets can pass salmonella along to other animals or humans.

The recalled products are sold through veterinary clinics and pet specialty stores. Everything should be pulled from store shelves but you should check the pet food and treats already in your home for the dates and codes recalled.

For a product replacement or refund call Natura at 800-224-6123. The phone line is staffed Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. PDT.

Brand

Size

Description

UPC

Lot Codes(s)

EXPIRATION DATE

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

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