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Pet food recalled over salmonella concerns

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 19, 2013

Pet food maker Natura has announced a massive voluntary recall of its brands of dry pet food due to salmonella concerns.

The recall includes all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

Company officials made the decision to recall the dog food after a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on a product manufactured April 3.

The company posted this statement on its website:

“We made this decision in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product manufactured April 3. Normally, this would have resulted in retrieval of product manufactured over just a few days. However, we are taking the additional precautionary measure to recall all products in the marketplace. Our first priority is the wellbeing of the pets we serve. Our decision allows us to ensure that all products available in the marketplace were produced after June 10, the date when we implemented additional finished product testing procedures with the guidance of industry experts.”

The products include:

• Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats
• EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes
• California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats
• Healthwise dry dog and cat foods
• Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes
• Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats

All packages with expiration dates before June 10, 2014 are included in the recall.

According to the company, the products were sold in bags through veterinary clinics, pet-specialty retailers and online in the United States and Canada. No canned wet food is affected, according to the FDA.

For questions and additional information about the recall, visit