More Pet Food Recalls: Salmonella Risk

We just reported on the top 5 Natural brands of cat food and I’m disappointed to report that Evo is one of the brands that is on this list.  please be sure to check your pantry as there are over 80 affected lots.  Click the image here or the link below to see the full list.

Natura Pet Products on Monday voluntarily recalled selected lots of Californianaturapet Natural, Evo, Innova and HealthWise dry dog and cat foods because of potential salmonella contamination.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, pet specialty retailers and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong and Costa Rica.

One Evo ferret food was recalled. The other identified foods are dog and cat formulas.

No salmonella-related illnesses were reported, noted Fremont, Neb.-based Natura, a division of Procter & Gamble. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in cats and dogs include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People who handle contaminated pet products may exhibit similar symptoms.

The recalled dog and cat foods, which bear specific UPC and lot codes, were produced in a single plant over two weeks in December. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture showed the presence of salmonella in food collected from one store.

Here are the affected cat products:

 Name  Size  Lot Number
Evo Cat & Kitten Turkey & Chicken Formula 4 oz., 2.2 lb., 6 lb., and 15.4 lb.  2355A70003, 2355A70004, 2356A70002, 2356A70003, 2356A70004,?2366A70002, 2366A70004, 3001A70003, 3002A70003
Evo Cat Herring & Salmon Formula 4 oz., 2.2 lb., 6 lb., and 15.4 lb. 2357A70004, 2361A70002, 2361A70003, 2361A70004, 2362A70003
Innova Cat Turkey and Chicken Formula 4 oz., 2.2 lb., 6 lb., and 15 lb. 2362A70002, 2362A70003, 2363A70002, 2363A70003, 2363A70004
Innova Cat Turkey and Chicken Senior 8 Plus Formula 4 oz., 2.2 lb., 6 lb., 15 lb. 2353A70002, 2353A70003, 2353A70004
Innova Cat Turkey and Chicken Weight Management Formula 4 oz., 2.2 lb., 6 lb., and 15 lb. 2354A70002, 2354A70003, 2354A70004, 2362A70001, 2363A70001,?2363A70004, 2364A70003, 2364A70004

Pet owners are advised to discard the recalled food. Information about replacement food or a refund is available by calling 800-224-6123 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.

A complete list of the recalled foods is available here.