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Reason #22 not to eat your pet's food: Salmonella scare expands 'Natura' recall (Product list)

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International Business Times reports that Natura Pet Products expanded its voluntary recall last week to include all dry food and treats for cats and dogs (and ferrets) with expiration dates "prior to and including March 24, 2014."

The Procter & Gamble company first notified the public in March that some products may be contaminated with salmonella and could potentially cause infection of both pets and people. According to the apologetic announcement, canned products and biscuits are not affected.

"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."

The products in question are sold through veterinary clinics and pet specialty retailers in the U.S.,  Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and online. Consumers who have purchased these products should discard them, says Natura in a news release.

LIST: Recalled brands

  1. California Natural
  2. EVO
  3. Healthwise
  4. Innova
  5. Karma

LIST: Recalled dry food products

California Natural

  •  All Sizes
  •  All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties
  •  All UPCs
  •  All Lot Codes
  •  All expiration dates before 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 before 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 before 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 before and including March 24, 2014

Karma

  •  All Sizes
  •  All dry dog food varieties
  •  All UPCs
  •  All Lot Codes
  •  All expiration dates before and including March 24, 2014

LIST: Recalled pet treats

  • EVO Wild Cravings Herring & Salmon Formula Cat Treats
  • EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Cat Treats
  • EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Cat Treats
  • EVO Wild Cravings Herring Formula Dog Treats
  • EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats
  • EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Dog Treats
  • EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Dog Treats
  • Innova Cat Treats

REPLACE|REFUND: Forms and contacts

For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123, or download their online form and follow the instructions.

SALMONELLA: Symptoms 

For humans

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea 
  • Abdominal cramping 
  • Fever
  • Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

For animals

  • Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic 
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • 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. 
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