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Natura Recalls Innova

Natura Again Recalls Innova, EVO, California Natural and Others
by MIKE SAGMAN
June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products of Fremont, Nebraska, has today announced it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
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The recall includes specific lots of these brands
  • Innova
  • EVO
  • California Natural
  • Healthwise
  • Karma
  • Mother Nature
No canned food is affected by this announcement.
The news of the event has been confirmed in a
news release posted by the FDA.

What Products Are Recalled?

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Where Were They Distributed?

The affected products are sold in bags through…

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Select pet specialty retailers
  • Online in the USA and Canada

About Salmonella

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.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • 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.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
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.
These products were packaged in a single production facility. During routine FDA testing, a single lot tested positive for the presence of Salmonella.
There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product. In an abundance of caution, Natura is voluntarily recalling all products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.
For further information or a product replacement or refund, call Natura toll free at 800-224-6123, Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CT.

Wellness Recall

October 30, 2012 – WellPet LLC of Tewksbury, MA has announced the withdrawal of a limited number of one of its dry kibble products due to possible moisture contamination. wellness-small-breed-adult-health
This action affects Wellness Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food in the 12 lbs package and bearing a “Best By” date of August 18, 2013.
No other dates, bag sizes or recipes are affected.
According to a statement made by the company on its Facebook page…
“A small batch of the product with this specific date code was found to be higher in moisture than our recipe calls for. High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration date, but poses no health risk.”

What to Do?

As far as what to do with your affected product, the company goes on to state:
“We want you and your pet to be completely satisfied, so we are asking those who may have this limited supply of food to contact us for a replacement.”
Consumers with questions may call Wellness Customer Service at 800-225-0904.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the
consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to
http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Yy-Vee

Hy-Vee Dog Food Recall
by MIKE SAGMAN
February 22, 2013 –
Hy-Vee, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain packages of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a toxic compound commonly found in contaminated corn.
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Routine random tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher than normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of Hy-Vee dog food.
The products were manufactured at a plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC of Kansas City.
The FDA
has confirmed the recall in a recent news bulletin.
Aflatoxin is typically caused by the growth of Aspergillus flavus
mold and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.
Symptoms of
aflatoxin poisoning include sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums or diarrhea.

Where Were the Products Sold?

The recalled products carry three different “Best By” dates and were distributed between October 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013 to Hy-Vee stores in the states of…

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

What’s Being Recalled?

The following products are subject to the recall:

  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 34 lb. bag) UPC #07545005647 with lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 8 lb. bag) UPC #07545005667 with a lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005665 with a Lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005665 with a lot number ending with 29912KC and a “Best By” date of 11/25/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow 20 lb. bag) UPC #07545005680 with a lot number ending with 29312KC and a “Best By” date of 11/19/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005560 with a lot number ending with 29312KC and a “Best By” date of 11/19/13
The recall is limited to the products, sizes, codes or dates listed above. No other Hy-Vee dog food products are affected by the recall.
According to the company,
no illnesses have been reported in dogs consuming the product and that the product does not pose a health risk to humans handling it.
The company has removed all potentially affected products from Hy-Vee stores.

What to Do?

Customers are urged to check the “Best By” dates on any product they have at home and refrain from feeding any of the recalled products to their pets.
Any bags of Hy-Vee dog food subject to the recall, whether opened or unopened, may be
returned to Hy-Vee stores for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may
contact the company at (800) 289-8343. This number is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm CST.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the
consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to
http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.