Natura Dry Pet Food Recall Expands [US]

US/Silver Spring: Natura Pet Products expands recall of various California Natural, Evo, Health Wise, Innova and Karma Pet Foods due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/jAGWL

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm345971.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports there is an eight (8) page PDF file listing the numerous California Natural, Evo, Health Wise, Innova and Karma Pet Food Products affected by this recall. As of the recall date, the list was available here:

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Safety/Recalls/UCM345972.pdf

About Salmonella Poisoning in Animals:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

It is important to note that infected but otherwise healthy looking animals can be Salmonellosis carriers and infect other animals or humans through various routes including oral-manual, oral-oral and oral-fecal. Always wash your hands thoroughly after feeding, petting or performing other activities with animals, especially those relating to waste elimination and disposal of fecal matter.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) by visiting: http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1790
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