Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs Recall [US]


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US/Silver Spring: Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs Recall [US]Nature’s Variety recalls certain lots of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/Q4IcA

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm455923.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Dog Food is subject to this recall:

The affected products are limited to the Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Frozen Diets packaged in the following forms:

  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 pound package; best-by date: 04/27/16; UPC: 769949611431
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 pound package; best-by date: 04/27/16; UPC: 769949611448
  • Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 pound package; best-by date: 04/27/16; UPC: 769949611486

The best-by date is located on the back of the package below the seal. The affected product was distributed through retail stores in the United States and limited distribution in Canada. No other Nature’s Variety products are affected.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the FDA, Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that a routine surveillance sample of seven pound Instinct Raw Chicken Bites for Dogs tested positive for Salmonella. Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns.

==> For information about Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Pet Foods, please do not feed them to your pet(s). Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. Wash down all prep surfaces, serving implements and serving bowls with a bleach/water mixture; rinse well with lots of hot soapy water.

Please note: similar Chicken-based Pet Foods have been recalled for similar reasons, specifically possible Salmonella contamination. To see all recalls and notifications related to this matter, please search for “Pet Food” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-888-519-7387, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time, or e-mail at cservice@naturesvariety.com.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Salmonella contamination, please search for “Salmonella” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Additional information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 5611-2015
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