As of July 24, 2005 the Nature’s Variety Brand has voluntarily recalled specific lots of its Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs as they were notified by the FDA that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
In order to determine whether or not your dog food is being recalled, look at the “best by” date. This is located on the back of the package below the seal.
The following dog food products are being recalled:
Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs UPC# 769949611431 4 pound package Best by: 4/27/16
Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs UPC# 769949611448 7 pound package Best by: 4/27/16
Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs UPC# 769949611486 6 pound package Best by: 4/27/16
If you find that you have any of the affected products, please dispose of them properly by following the “Simple Handling Tips” published on the Nature’s Variety package. Customers who want a refund may bring the product back in its original packaging back to where they purchased it.
If you have given the product to your pets or have handled it without washing your hands, you need to monitor your health to make sure all is well.
Healthy people should look out for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. In rare cases, salmonella can cause arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Should you be experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your physician.
Pets who have salmonella infections may be lethargic, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed the product and is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian right away.
If you have any more questions about the recall, call Nature’s Variety at 888-519-7387 from 8 am to 7 pm CT, 7 days a week during the recall. You may also email the company.