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Animal Attraction: Pet Food Recall Expands

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 5:39 AM

Nature’s Variety has received new test results from an outside facility that indicate that Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the "Best If Used By" date of 10/29/10 and Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the "Best If Used By" date of 11/9/10 may be contaminated with Salmonella. Therefore, they are voluntarily recalling these date codes of product from the marketplace. Also, out of an abundance of caution, they are expanding their  voluntary recall to include all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats with any "Best If Used By" date on or before 2/5/11.

No other Raw Frozen Diets are involved in this expansion other than chicken, and no other Nature’s Variety products are involved.

The products included in this expanded recall are any Chicken Formula or Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with a "Best If Used By" date on or before 2/5/11, including:

•UPC#7 69949 60130 2 – Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions
•UPC#7 69949 60120 3 – Chicken Formula 6 lb patties
•UPC#7 69949 60121 0 – Chicken Formula 2 lb single chubs
•UPC#7 69949 50121 3 – Chicken Formula 12 lb retail display case of chubs
•UPC#7 69949 60137 1 – Organic Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions
•UPC#7 69949 60127 2 – Organic Chicken Formula 6 lb patties

The "Best If Used By" date is located on the back of the package above the safe handling instructions.

If you have purchased one of the affected products, please return the unopened product to your local retail store to receive a complete refund, or to exchange it for another variety. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, bring your receipt (or the empty package in a sealed bag) to your local retailer for a complete refund or replacement.

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