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Company Announcement Date: May 20, 2021 FDA Release Date: May 20, 2021 Product Type: Animal & Veterinary
Food & drinks
Reason for announcing a foodborne illness:
Recall reason description
Possible salmonella contamination
Company Name: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Brand Name: Product Description:
LID Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat formula
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. of San Diego, California is voluntarily recalling the cat food products listed below because they may be contaminated with salmonella. This was determined from a routine government surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
The products were sold nationwide in the United States through both retail and online sales. No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are affected by this recall.
Salmonella can infect cats that eat a product contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Symptoms of salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, fever, or excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not seem sick, but they can spread infections to other animals and people in the household.
Salmonella can spread to humans when handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after coming in contact with their cat’s food, surfaces, and / or cats who have come into contact with the contaminated product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. In rare cases, salmonella can cause more serious conditions, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Individuals who exhibit these signs after contact with this product or a cat that has eaten this product should contact their doctor.
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Best when used by date
|5 LB Bags, Natural Balance LID Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea and Chicken Formula Dry cat food||2363306234||1008080 06: 42N811202: 20||10-Mar-2022|
|10 LB Bags, Natural Balance LID Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea and Chicken Formula Dry cat food||2363300235||1008080 06: 42N811202: 20||10-Mar-2022|
If pet parents have appropriate products in their possession, they should stop feeding their cats and discard them immediately or return them to their dealer for reimbursement. (See product photos below.) This information can be found on the back of each 5 LB and 10 LB bag. Natural Balance Pet Foods products are 100% guaranteed and all returned products are refundable.
Pet parents who have questions or want to report side effects should call 1-833-558-0908 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, or visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com/contact-us.
The health and wellbeing of the pets who enjoy our Natural Balance pet food is a priority for us. Our company and team take our responsibility seriously to provide safe, healthy, and nutritious pet food for dogs and cats.
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. is conducting this voluntary recall in partnership with the US Food & Drug Administration.
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