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

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

Contact: Natura Pet Consumer Relations – 800-224-6123

Business Wire

FREMONT, Neb. -- April 19, 2013

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry
pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with
expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. Please see the table
below for details of affected products.

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.

Sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia
Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in additional
dry pet food and a cat pet treat. In an abundance of caution,  Natura is also
recalling product made in the surrounding timeframe. This action affects dry
pet foods and treats only; no canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this
announcement.

The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet
specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan,
Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online.

Consumers who have purchased these pet foods should discard them. For
additional information, consumers may visit www.naturapet.com. For a product
replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday,
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

Brand        Size    Description      UPC    Lot       EXPIRATION
                                                     Code(s)     DATE
                                                                 All
                         All dry dog                             expiration
California     All       and dry cat        All      All Lot     dates prior
Natural      Sizes   food and treat   UPCs   Codes     to and
                         varieties                               including
                                                                 MARCH 24,
                                                                 2014
                         All dry dog                             All
                         and dry cat                             expiration
               All       food and treat     All      All Lot     dates prior
EVO          Sizes   varieties        UPCs   Codes     to and
                         All ferret                              including
                         food varieties                          MARCH 24,
                                                                 2014
                                                                 All
                         All dry dog                             expiration
               All       and dry cat        All      All Lot     dates prior
Healthwise   Sizes   food and treat   UPCs   Codes     to and
                         varieties                               including
                                                                 MARCH 24,
                                                                 2014
                                                                 All
                         All dry dog                             expiration
               All       and dry cat        All      All Lot     dates prior
Innova       Sizes   food and treat   UPCs   Codes     to and
                         varieties                               including
                                                                 MARCH 24,
                                                                 2014
                                                                 All
                                                                 expiration
               All       All dry dog        All      All Lot     dates prior
Karma        Sizes   food varieties   UPCs   Codes     to and
                                                                 including
                                                                 MARCH 24,
                                                                 2014

No canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.

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.

Contact:

Natura Pet Products
Jason Taylor, 513-622-3205
 
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