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Natural Balance Pet Foods recalls products due to potential salmonella contamination

When: 2012-05-04 22:37:00 -0700
Where: Canada


Details:

Natural Balance announced voluntary recallDick Van Patten's Natural Balance has announced a voluntary product recall for their Sweet Potato & Venison Dog, Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog, Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites and Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites. They were notified by Diamond Pet Foods, one of their co-manufacturers, that certain Natural Balance dry food formulas produced in their Gaston, SC facility should be voluntarily recalled.

Diamond Pet Foods also has notified several other companies whose products were manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their South Carolina facility. This has prompted several other brands of dog food to be recalled including: Diamond Pet Foods Brands, Natural Balance (see below), Canidae, Wellness and Kirkland. Refer to the individual alerts to determine which product batches have been affected.

No animal illnesses have been reported thus far, and none of the Natural Balance products included in the recall have tested positive for Salmonella. However the company initiated a voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Recalled products may have been distributed in Canada and the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

States that are NOT affected include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The following is a list of products affected, for select sizes:

5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

Best By Dates
:

  • December 12, 2012
  • December 13, 2012
  • March 12, 2013

15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

Best By Dates
:

  • December 12, 2012
  • December 13, 2012
  • December 14, 2012
  • March 5, 2013
  • March 6, 2013

28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog

Best By Dates:

  • December 12, 2012
  • December 13, 2012
  • December 14, 2012
  • March 5, 2013
  • March 6, 2013
  • March 7, 2013
  • March 8, 2013
  • March 12, 2013

5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

Best By Dates:

  • December 10, 2012
  • December 21, 2012
  • December 22, 2012

15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

Best By Dates
:

  • December 10, 2012
  • December 21, 2012
  • December 22, 2012

28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog

Best By Dates
:

  • December 10, 2012
  • December 21, 2012
  • December 22, 2012

5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

Best By Dates
:

  • December 17, 2012
  • December 18, 2012
  • December 28, 2012
  • December 29, 2012


15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

Best By Dates:

  • December 9, 2012
  • December 17, 2012
  • December 18, 2012
  • December 28, 2012
  • December 29, 2012

28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog

Best By Dates
:

  • December 9, 2012
  • December 17, 2012
  • December 18, 2012
  • December 28, 2012
  • December 29, 2012

5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog

Best By Dates:

  • December 9, 2012

28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites

Best By Dates
:

  • December 12, 2012
  • December 20, 2012
  • December 21, 2012

5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites

Best By Date
:

  • December 21, 2012

12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites

Best By Date:

  • December 21, 2012

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, can contact Natural Balance's Customer Service team at (800) 829-4493 or email info@naturalbalanceinc.com.



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