RECALL: Nature’s Variety Instinct frozen raw dog food

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Last updated July 25, 2015

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RECALL: Nature's Variety Instinct raw frozen dog food

RECALL: Nature’s Variety Instinct raw frozen dog food

As reported by the Food and Drug Administration, Nature’s Variety is voluntarily recalling select formulas and lots of its Instinct Raw chicken-based frozen food for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella was detected in a sample of product tested by the FDA. No pet or human illnesses have been reported.

What is being recalled?

The affected products all have a Best By date of 4/27/16 and three varieties are affected:

  • UPC# 7 69949 61143 1 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.
  • UPC# 7 69949 61144 8 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.
  • UPC# 7 69949 61148 6 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.

What do I do if I have recalled product?

Stop feeding the product immediately. Safely dispose of the product, and return proof of purchase from the package to the place of purchase for a refund.

What are the risks?

Pet food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria poses health risks to people handling the food, as well as to pets. Children, the elderly, and people with suppressed immune systems are particularly vulnerable. Symptoms in sick pets and people include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Pets often show no signs of illness but may still harbor the bacteria and transmit infection.

Concerns about your pet’s health?

Call or contact us online right away! Outside business hours, please contact the Dayton Care Center at (937) 428-0911 or Med Vet Dayton at (937) 293-2714.

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