Natura Pet Expands Recall of California Natural, Innova, EVO and More


March 29, 2013 – Natura Pet has today announced it is expanding its recall of specific California Natural, Innova, EVO, Karma and Healthwise formulas as a “precautionary measure” due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Natura Pet Products Dog Food Recall

According to the company, no other P&G Pet Care brands are affected by this recall.

Natura Pet claims it was alerted to a single case of Salmonella in a package of EVO Turkey & Chicken Cat Food on March 15th.

The company then took the “precautionary measure” of recalling all products produced on the same production line within the same time frame.

After further examination, Salmonella was also discovered in other packages of EVO Turkey and Chicken Cat Food and Innova Cat Treats.

The recall event has been confirmed in a news release by the FDA.

What’s Being Recalled?

The company is taking the action of expanding its current recall to include additional Natura Pet products that were produced between December 14, 2012 and March 24, 2013 on the same production line.

Natura Pet is also recalling a single lot of Innova cat treats.

Due to the unusually large number of product codes and lot numbers involved in this recall, we have reproduced the actual letter sent to retailers and distributors on this page.

What to Do?

In its letter to distributors, Natura Pet advised…

“Managers or designee should immediately secure all affected SKUs to an isolated location. Product should be secured (and) segregated from saleable product.

Distributor partners, please notify your retail outlets and ensure they take the appropriate action to remove the impacted products from the shelf.

Your Natura Sales Representative and/or distributor will be in contact with further instructions.”

Those with additional questions can call 800-224-6123.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

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  • racersonly2004

    Research shows that dogs with out health issues can naturally shed salmonella in their feces. So I feel a perfectly healthy dog shouldn’t have any issues if any of this food was consumed during the dilemma. However you should not Be careless and continue feeding them a recalled food. At the same time this is no reason to say the food is of poor quality and discredit its name. That’s why the food is critiqued and monitored by the F.D.A.

  • Pattyvaughn

    My husband got me started with this, but I often forget to use it. I’m afraid that some days, sarcasm is as natural to me as breathing and I just don’t even realize I’m doing it or even question how others will see it.

  • Lucia Thiel

    I agree, I wish they’d give us a slanted Italic Text or that comic swirl like word press..

  • Pattyvaughn

    Oh, good. So in a sense you were kidding. I’m glad to hear it. I wish we had a sarcasm font because sometimes it’s really hard to tell.

  • Lucia Thiel

    I didn’t say she didn’t have to do research did I? I just said she isn’t researching the pet food she’s giving in the first place. so it’s just as good as if she’s feeding the animal table scraps. I was being sarcastic sweetie..

  • Clumbers

    I just had to put my 11 year old dog to sleep because she had something that really could not be diagnosed. What I know is that it started with bouts of violent bloody diarrhea and vomiting. I was buying her food during the series of recalls beginning in April 2013. I would buy a bag of Innova food, then go back to buy another only to see it recalled. I’d have to immediately buy another brand of dog food. Then go back and buy the Innova. She finally sucumbed to what I see as a complete system failure. I will always believe that what happened to her has something to do with that series of Innova recalls! She was perfectly fine until I fed her that food…The same food that she’s been eating for many years!

  • Hound Dog Mom

    I’m sure your cats won’t starve themselves. Cats are creatures of habit, they don’t like change so it takes awhile for them to adjust. I have one fussy/sensitive stomach cat and she seems to like and do well on Nature’s Logic and the new 4Health Grain-Free – but all cats are different so I can’t guarantee that those foods would appeal to your cat. You could also try canned food, it’s a little more expensive but a lot healthier and more appetizing. I sometimes get the 4Health canned for my cats as a special treat, it’s pretty good quality and only like $0.49 per can.

  • DM

    I’m having the exact same problem. I can’t get them to eat anything else… Have you found something they liked?

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  • Pattyvaughn

    Go up to just above the comments, just above the blue box, and click on the links.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I am definitely NOT trying to make excuses for them. I’ve been reading all these posts on 3 different threads and people have reported animals dying of salmonella symptoms or being very sick and P&G has denied their claim saying the symptoms don’t match salmonella. They will not pay one penny that they don’t have to. Just a couple days ago people posted that they finally got a claim check for a lawsuit back in 2007. P&G will do absolutely everything they can to keep every dime. That is what they pay those scummy lawyers for after all.

  • Pattyvaughn

    They are buying up natural product companies and turning their products into nice sounding garbage. Anything to make a buck and save a dime.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t word that very well. Sorry. That was not meant as thank you personally for causing the problem. That is not my point of view at all. I’m sorry you can’t hear tone over the internet. I was trying to convey frustration with the system, the way all of this, recalls, dog food regulation, I still can’t find the words I’m looking for, just major frustration for the whole issue. These huge companies shouldn’t even be in the business of making dog food, it’s crazy! No company should be making pet food that doesn’t care about pets, but that isn’t how it is in the US.

  • Cordelia Green

    where is the email recall notices?