Pet Food Recall: Natura’s EVO, Innova, California Natural, Healthwise

by Mary Haight on March 19, 2013

Pet food recall from Natura Pet Products hits four brands according to this announcement from the company:

March 18,  2013

Dear Natura Family,

As pet parents and dedicated pet health advocates, it pains us to inform you of the first recall in our company’s 21-year history.

During a recent random sampling, the FDA confirmed the presence of salmonella in one of our products. We take this extremely seriously, because your pets are like ours – they’re part of the family – and we aren’t taking any chances. As a result, we have voluntarily recalled a number of our products as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, there have been no reported animal or human health issues associated with these products, and we have confirmed that this is not a widespread issue.

Natura was founded on the commitment to provide the healthiest natural pet food in the world. As Natura employees who live this commitment every day, words cannot express our disappointment with this finding. We place quality as the cornerstone of our products. It is a process of ongoing improvement, and we will continually review and raise these standards. Unfortunately, salmonella and other contaminants pose a great challenge to the food industry, and no company is immune.

We want to assure you, our valued customers, that we are more committed than ever to animal and human safety. We have fully investigated and identified the cause of this incident. Our production is ongoing, and you can continue to feed any Natura products outside of this incident with confidence.

We know that trust is earned. This incident further fuels our passionate commitment to your pet’s health and safety. We promise to demonstrate this commitment through our actions now and in the future.

Click here for details on the recall products. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (800) 224-6123.

Sincerely,
Employees of Natura Pet Products

Affected Products

Please download this PDF to see which products are affected by the voluntary recall.
View Affected Products (PDF)

The expiration window for all affected products is 12/17/13 through 1/2/14.
BRAND
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
SIZES
LOT CODE(S)
EVO
FERRET FOOD TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA
6.6LB
2355A70003, 3002A70003
EVO
CAT & KITTEN TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA
4OZ, 2.2LB, 6.6LB, 15.4LB
2355A70003, 2355A70004, 2356A70002, 2356A70003, 2356A70004,
2366A70002, 2366A70004, 3001A70003, 3002A70003

EVO
CAT HERRING & SALMON FORMULA
4OZ, 2.2LB, 6.6LB, 15.4LB
2357A70004, 2361A70002, 2361A70003, 2361A70004, 2362A70003

EVO
DOG RED MEAT FORMULA LARGE BITE
6.6LB, 13.2LB, 28.6LB
2363A70001, 2363A70002, 2363A70003

EVO
DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN FORMULA
4OZ
2356A70004

EVO
DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN SENIOR FORMULA
6.6LB, 13.2LB, 28.6LB
2356A70001, 2356A70002, 2356A70003

EVO
DOG TURKEY & CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA
4OZ, 6.6LB, 13.2LB, 28.6LB
2364A70002, 2366A70001, 2366A70003, 2366A70004

INNOVA
CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA
4OZ, 2.2LB, 6LB, 15LB
2362A70002, 2362A70003, 2363A70002, 2363A70003, 2363A70004

INNOVA
CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR 8 PLUS FORMULA
4OZ, 2.2LB, 6LB, 15LB
2353A70002, 2353A70003, 2353A70004

INNOVA
CAT TURKEY AND CHICKEN WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FORMULA
4OZ, 2.2LB, 6LB, 15LB
2354A70002, 2354A70003, 2354A70004, 2362A70001, 2363A70001,
2363A70004, 2364A70003, 2364A70004

INNOVA
PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN FORMULA
4OZ, 6LB, 15LB, 30LB
2356A70001, 2356A70002, 2356A70003, 2356A70004

INNOVA
DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BITE FORMULA
4OZ, 2.2LB, 6LB, 15LB, 30LB, 30LB BILINGUAL
2354A70002, 2354A70003, 2354A70004, 2355A70001, 2355A70002,
2363A70001, 2363A70002, 2364A70001, 3015A70001

INNOVA
DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN SENIOR PLUS 11 PLUS FORMULA
4OZ, 6LB, 15LB, 30LB
2352A70001, 2352A70002, 2353A70001, 2353A70002, 2353A70003,
2353A70004

INNOVA
DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE BEEF AND LAMB MEAL FORMULA
5LB, 12LB, 25LB
2361A70001, 2361A70003

INNOVA
DOG PRIME GRAIN FREE HERRING AND SALMON FORMULA
4OZ, 5LB, 12LB, 25LB
2363A70002, 2363A70003, 2364A70002, 2364A70003, 2364A70004,
2366A70001, 3001A70001, 3038A70001

INNOVA
DOG SALMON AND HERRING FORMULA
5LB, 12LB, 25LB
2357A70001, 2361A70001, 2361A70002, 2362A70004, 2363A70002,
2363A70003

INNOVA
DOG TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA
4OZ, 15LB, 30LB, 30LB BILINGUAL
2353A70001, 2354A70001, 2354A70002, 2354A70004, 3015A70001

INNOVA
PUPPY TURKEY AND CHICKEN LARGE BREED FORMULA
4OZ, 6LB, 15LB, 30LB
2356A70001, 2356A70002, 2356A70003, 2356A70004

CALIFORNIA NATURAL
DOG KANGAROO & RED LENTILS GRAIN FREE
4OZ, 5LB, 15LB, 30LB, 30LB BILINGUAL
2362A70001,2362A70002, 2362A70003, 2362A70004, 3015A70001

HEALTHWISE
DOG CHICKEN MEAL & OATMEAL WEIGHT CONTROL FORMULA
4OZ, 5LB, 17.5LB, 35LB
2361A70001, 2361A70002, 2362A70003, 2362A70004

HEALTHWISE
DOG LAMB MEAL & OATMEAL FORMULA
4OZ, 5LB, 17.5LB, 35LB
2361A70001, 2361A70002, 2362A70001, 2362A70002, 2362A70003,
2362A70004

HEALTHWISE
PUPPY CHICKEN MEAL & BROWN RICE FORMULA
4OZ, 5LB, 17.5LB, 35LB
2353A70003, 2362A70001, 2362A70002, 2362A70003, 2362A70004

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Pet food recalls for Salmonella often expand. If you buy this food, please watch for updates.

Source: Natura Customer Letter

 

3 comments
MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

 @DogsOfLA I have home-cooked for my dogs since the mid 90s. I am not familiar with your recipes or who put them together, so I signed up for your newsletter to get the pdf free copy and take a look ;)

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