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RECALL ALERT: Natura Expands Recall of Evo, Innova, and California Natural

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Less than 2 weeks ago, we announced that Natura Pet Foods, the manufacturers of Evo, Innova, California Natural, and Healthwise brand pet foods had issues a recall due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Today, Natura announced that they are expanding that recall to include a larger range of products. For a complete list of all recalled products – this includes all 4 brands of dog and cat food as well as some cat treats – please click here.

In a letter to consumers, Natura announced details of this voluntary recall:

Dear Natura Family,

On March 18, 2013, we informed you of a voluntary recall on select Natura products.

In the course of further examination, additional products have tested positive for the presence of salmonella. All of these products were made on a single manufacturing line. As an additional safety measure, we are broadening our voluntary recall to include all dry dog and cat food products made on this single manufacturing line in the Jan-Mar, 2013 timeframe.

Your pets’ health and safety is our #1 priority. We assure you that we are extensively investigating, inspecting and taking all actions necessary to ensure that our products meet both your expectations and ours.

Please see below for details on all affected products. If you have a product included on this list and would like a refund or replacement, please follow the instructions below. For additional inquiries, contact us at www.naturapet.com/about/contact-us or (800) 224-6123.

Sincerely,
Employees of Natura Pet Products

Updated Product Information

To identify what products are involved in this expanded voluntary recall, please see this list.

If your pet has eaten any of the recalled products, please monitor his/her health for symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and 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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Bibit

    BibiT

    says:

    I have decided to ditch EVO as well. My rescue German Shepherd Dog has been on EVO for 5 years. Excellent food. However she started not wanting to eat it about 1 year ago. She is now on Orijen. It is one of the 4 foods ( Merricks Grain Free, Ocean Wellness and Instinct Rabbitt) in rotation for her.

    EVO is history in my house, even though the have sent me a coupon for a free bag. I don’t see how they will recover from this recall. That’s wht Proctor and Gamble gets!

  2. Avatar Of Momma Dog

    Momma Dog

    says:

    I find it VERY interesting that Naturapet is only having a recall – the first one I can remember – after being bought by Proctor & Gamble. Coincidence? Don’t think so…I knew they would cut corners eventually. My dogs will not be eating Evo anymore – time to switch.

  3. Avatar Of Concerned Mother

    Concerned mother

    says:

    We brought home a new kitten in the end of December and she has only been on the Evo kitten bags that they found the salmonella in. She has been sick for months, with a chronic case of diarrhea where she messes allover the carpets in the house when its bad. we have had her at the vet and given her everything they could think of because I am pregnant and we did not want to create a health risk for my baby and I. At this point I am completely disgusted knowing this could have all been avoided. I will never buy their products again, and I am certain I will not be reccomending them to anyone. Think again before you shoot your mouth off, salmonella can make kids in the home sick and other pets in the home and it is not something you should have to worry about when you bring home a bag of cat or dog food. It can also cause a pregnant woman to miscarry.

    • Avatar Of Mother Of Two

      Mother of Two

      says:

      Concerned mother, FYI: Your kitten probably can’t handle the large amount of protein in Evo. When I buy dry cat food with protein content above 36%, one of my cats has diarrhea. One of the first foods I tried was EVO, then I tried Wellness Core. She could not handle either one. I then changed to Wellness Indoor which was OK for her. I eventually changed to Innova regular dry cat food and this has worked great. Just went to the store to day and there was a notice of a RECALL for all Innova products for dogs and cats (including EVO). Search for Innova Recall 2013.

      • Avatar Of Mother Of Two

        Mother of Two

        says:

        Whoops! I forgot I was on Innova Recall site.. I have been on so many sites looking for “best dry cat food”

  4. Avatar Of Kris Z

    kris z

    says:

    salmonella is just NOT that big of a deal to dogs. if people wash their hands it isn’t a big deal period. if your dogs immune system is depressed maybe they might have an issue.

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