Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

  Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to
  Possible Health Risk

Business Wire

FREMONT, Neb. -- March 18, 2013

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food
because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No
Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans
from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not
thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any
surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or
all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea,
abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious
ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain,
eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs
after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare
providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody
diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite,
fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers
and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled
product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

These products were made in a single production facility during a two week
window in December 2012. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of
Agriculture collected from a single retail location tested positive for the
presence of Salmonella. As a precautionary measure, Natura is voluntarily
recalling all products from this production window.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, select pet
specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia,
Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica. Product expiration dates range from
12/17/2013 – 1/2/2014. Product was distributed by Natura Pet Products between
December 18, 2012 through March 15, 2013. No other dry food, canned food,
biscuits, bars or treats are affected by this announcement.

A complete list of products in the scope of this recall are listed at the end
of this release. Additional information on these products can be found at
www.naturapet.com.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard
them.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura
toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

About Natura Pet Products

Natura Pet Products is recognized as a trusted name behind natural and
holistic pet foods and treats. Founded more than 20 years ago by John and Ann
Rademakers and Peter Atkins, Natura is dedicated to providing the best natural
nutrition. Natura is committed to making premium pet foods and treats based on
nutritional science and high-quality ingredients, combined with trusted
manufacturing processes, for complete pet health. Lines include: Innova®,
California Natural®, EVO®, HealthWise®, Mother Nature® and Karma®. To learn
more about Natura Pet Products visit www.NaturaPet.com.

BRAND       DESCRIPTION        SIZE    BAG    All Lot Numbers
                                          UPC
             DOG KANGAROO &               7
CALIFORNIA   RED LENTILS GRAIN   4oz      51485   2362A70004
NATURAL      FREE                         15987
                                          4
             DOG KANGAROO &               7
CALIFORNIA   RED LENTILS GRAIN   30LB     51485   2362A70001
NATURAL      FREE                         39940
                                          9
             DOG KANGAROO &               7
CALIFORNIA   RED LENTILS GRAIN   15LB     51485   2362A70002
NATURAL      FREE                         39941
                                          6
             DOG KANGAROO &               7
CALIFORNIA   RED LENTILS GRAIN   5LB      51485   2362A70003
NATURAL      FREE                         39942
                                          3
             DOG KANGAROO &               7
CALIFORNIA   RED LENTILS GRAIN   30 LB    51485   3015A70001
NATURAL      FREE - BILINGUAL             12564
                                          0
             CAT & KITTEN                 7
EVO          TURKEY & CHICKEN    4oz      51485   2355A70004,2366A70004
             FORMULA                      15250
                                          9
             CAT & KITTEN                 7
EVO          TURKEY & CHICKEN    15.4LB   51485   2356A70002,2366A70002
             FORMULA                      41400
                                          3
             CAT & KITTEN                 7
EVO          TURKEY & CHICKEN    6.6LB    51485   2355A70003,2356A70003,3001A70003,3002A70003
             FORMULA                      41401
                                          0
             CAT & KITTEN                 7
EVO          TURKEY & CHICKEN    2.2LB    51485   2355A70004,2356A70004,2366A70004
             FORMULA                      41402
                                          7
                                          7
EVO          CAT HERRING &       4oz      51485   2357A70004,2361A70004
             SALMON FORMULA               15251
                                          6
                                          7
EVO          CAT HERRING &       15.4LB   51485   2361A70002
             SALMON FORMULA               41410
                                          2
                                          7
EVO          CAT HERRING &       6.6LB    51485   2361A70003,2362A70003
             SALMON FORMULA               41411
                                          9
                                          7
EVO          CAT HERRING &       2.2LB    51485   2361A70004
             SALMON FORMULA               41412
                                          6
             DOG RED MEAT                 7
EVO          FORMULA LARGE       28.6LB   51485   2363A70001
             BITE                         12675
                                          3
             DOG RED MEAT                 7
EVO          FORMULA LARGE       13.2LB   51485   2363A70002
             BITE                         12676
                                          0
             DOG RED MEAT                 7
EVO          FORMULA LARGE       6.6LB    51485   2363A70003
             BITE                         12677
                                          7
                                          7
EVO          DOG TURKEY &        4oz      51485   2356A70004
             CHICKEN FORMULA              15255
                                          4
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN SENIOR      28.6LB   51485   2356A70001
             FORMULA                      12685
                                          2
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN SENIOR      13.2LB   51485   2356A70002
             FORMULA                      12686
                                          9
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN SENIOR      6.6LB    51485   2356A70003
             FORMULA                      12687
                                          6
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN WEIGHT      28.6LB   51485   2366A70001
             MANAGEMENT                   12616
             FORMULA                      6
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN WEIGHT      13.2LB   51485   2364A70002
             MANAGEMENT                   12617
             FORMULA                      3
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN WEIGHT      6.6LB    51485   2366A70003
             MANAGEMENT                   12618
             FORMULA                      0
             DOG TURKEY &                 7
EVO          CHICKEN WEIGHT      4oz      51485   2366A70004
             MANAGEMENT                   15205
             FORMULA                      9
             FERRET FOOD                  7
EVO          TURKEY & CHICKEN    6.6LB    51485   2355A70003,3002A70003
             FORMULA                      42101
                                          8
             DOG CHICKEN MEAL             7
HEALTHWISE   & OATMEAL WEIGHT    4oz      51485   2362A70004
             CONTROL FORMULA              15442
                                          8
             DOG CHICKEN MEAL             7
HEALTHWISE   & OATMEAL WEIGHT    35LB     51485   2361A70001
             CONTROL FORMULA              70720
                                          4
             DOG CHICKEN MEAL             7
HEALTHWISE   & OATMEAL WEIGHT    17.5LB   51485   2361A70002
             CONTROL FORMULA              70721
                                          1
             DOG CHICKEN MEAL             7
HEALTHWISE   & OATMEAL WEIGHT    5LB      51485   2362A70003
             CONTROL FORMULA              70722
                                          8
                                          7
HEALTHWISE   DOG LAMB MEAL &     4oz      51485   2362A70004
             OATMEAL FORMULA              15444
                                          2
                                          7
HEALTHWISE   DOG LAMB MEAL &     35LB     51485   2361A70001,2362A70001
             OATMEAL FORMULA              70740
                                          2
                                          7
HEALTHWISE   DOG LAMB MEAL &     17.5LB   51485   2361A70002,2362A70002
             OATMEAL FORMULA              70741
                                          9
                                          7
HEALTHWISE   DOG LAMB MEAL &     5LB      51485   2362A70003
             OATMEAL FORMULA              70742
                                          6
             PUPPY CHICKEN                7
HEALTHWISE   MEAL & BROWN RICE   4oz      51485   2362A70004
             FORMULA                      15443
                                          5
             PUPPY CHICKEN                7
HEALTHWISE   MEAL & BROWN RICE   35LB     51485   2362A70001
             FORMULA                      70730
                                          3
             PUPPY CHICKEN                7
HEALTHWISE   MEAL & BROWN RICE   17.5LB   51485   2362A70002
             FORMULA                      70731
                                          0
             PUPPY CHICKEN                7
HEALTHWISE   MEAL & BROWN RICE   5LB      51485   2353A70003,2362A70003
             FORMULA                      70732
                                          7
                                          7
INNOVA       CAT TURKEY AND      4oz      51485   2363A70004
             CHICKEN FORMULA              15995
                                          9
                                          7
INNOVA       CAT TURKEY AND      2.2LB    51485   2363A70004
             CHICKEN FORMULA              41387
                                          7
                                          7
INNOVA       CAT TURKEY AND      15LB     51485   2362A70002,2363A70002
             CHICKEN FORMULA              41392
                                          1
                                          7
INNOVA       CAT TURKEY AND      6LB      51485   2362A70003,2363A70003
             CHICKEN FORMULA              41393
                                          8
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR 8    4oz      51485   2353A70004
             PLUS FORMULA                 15998
                                          0
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR 8    2.2LB    51485   2353A70004
             PLUS FORMULA                 41603
                                          8
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR 8    15LB     51485   2353A70002
             PLUS FORMULA                 41607
                                          6
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR 8    6LB      51485   2353A70003
             PLUS FORMULA                 41608
                                          3
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN WEIGHT      4oz      51485   2354A70004,2363A70004,2364A70004
             MANAGEMENT                   15988
             FORMULA                      1
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN WEIGHT      15LB     51485   2354A70002,2362A70001,2363A70001
             MANAGEMENT                   41389
             FORMULA                      1
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN WEIGHT      6LB      51485   2354A70003,2364A70003
             MANAGEMENT                   41390
             FORMULA                      7
             CAT TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN WEIGHT      2.2LB    51485   2354A70004,2363A70004
             MANAGEMENT                   41391
             FORMULA                      4
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE BEEF AND       25LB     51485   2361A70001
             LAMB MEAL FORMULA            12730
                                          9
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE BEEF AND       12LB     51485   2361A70001
             LAMB MEAL FORMULA            12731
                                          6
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE BEEF AND       5LB      51485   2361A70003
             LAMB MEAL FORMULA            12732
                                          3
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE HERRING AND    4oz      51485   2362A70004
             SALMON FORMULA               12365
                                          3
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE HERRING AND    25LB     51485   2366A70001,3001A70001,3038A70001
             SALMON FORMULA               12727
                                          9
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE HERRING AND    12LB     51485   2363A70002,2364A70002
             SALMON FORMULA               12728
                                          6
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE HERRING AND    5LB      51485   2363A70003,2364A70003
             SALMON FORMULA               12729
                                          3
             DOG PRIME GRAIN              7
INNOVA       FREE HERRING AND    4oz      51485   2364A70004
             SALMON FORMULA               15313
                                          1
                                          7
INNOVA       DOG SALMON AND      25LB     51485   2357A70001,2361A70001,2363A70002
             HERRING FORMULA              12362
                                          2
                                          7
INNOVA       DOG SALMON AND      12LB     51485   2361A70002
             HERRING FORMULA              12363
                                          9
                                          7
INNOVA       DOG SALMON AND      5LB      51485   2363A70003
             HERRING FORMULA              12364
                                          6
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       30LB     51485   2354A70002,2355A70001,2355A70002,2363A70001,2364A70001
             BITE FORMULA                 12320
                                          2
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       15LB     51485   2354A70002,2355A70002,2363A70002
             BITE FORMULA                 12321
                                          9
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       6LB      51485   2354A70003
             BITE FORMULA                 12322
                                          6
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       2.2LB    51485   2354A70004
             BITE FORMULA                 12376
                                          9
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       4oz      51485   2354A70004
             BITE FORMULA                 15990
                                          4
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       30 LB    51485   3015A70001
             BITE                         12552
             FORMULA-BILINGUAL            7
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       30LB     51485   2353A70001,2354A70001
             BREED FORMULA                12704
                                          0
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       15LB     51485   2354A70002
             BREED FORMULA                12705
                                          7
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       4oz      51485   2354A70004
             BREED FORMULA                15300
                                          1
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       30 LB    51485   3015A70001
             BREED                        12554
             FORMULA-BILINGUAL            1
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR      30LB     51485   2352A70001,2353A70001
             PLUS 11 PLUS                 12326
             FORMULA                      4
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR      15LB     51485   2352A70002,2353A70002
             PLUS 11 PLUS                 12327
             FORMULA                      1
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR      6LB      51485   2353A70003
             PLUS 11 PLUS                 12328
             FORMULA                      8
             DOG TURKEY AND               7
INNOVA       CHICKEN SENIOR      4oz      51485   2353A70004
             PLUS 11 PLUS                 15310
             FORMULA                      0
                                          7
INNOVA       PUPPY TURKEY AND    30LB     51485   2356A70001
             CHICKEN FORMULA              12332
                                          5
                                          7
INNOVA       PUPPY TURKEY AND    15LB     51485   2356A70002
             CHICKEN FORMULA              12333
                                          2
                                          7
INNOVA       PUPPY TURKEY AND    6LB      51485   2356A70003
             CHICKEN FORMULA              12334
                                          9
                                          7
INNOVA       PUPPY TURKEY AND    4oz      51485   2356A70004
             CHICKEN FORMULA              15994
                                          2
             PUPPY TURKEY AND             7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       30LB     51485   2356A70001
             BREED FORMULA                12740
                                          8
             PUPPY TURKEY AND             7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       15LB     51485   2356A70002
             BREED FORMULA                12741
                                          5
             PUPPY TURKEY AND             7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       6LB      51485   2356A70003
             BREED FORMULA                12742
                                          2
             PUPPY TURKEY AND             7
INNOVA       CHICKEN LARGE       4oz      51485   2356A70004
             BREED FORMULA                15302
                                          5

Contact:

Media Contact:
Natura Pet Products
Jason Taylor, 513-622-3205
 
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