Monday, June 21, 2010

Natural Balance Pet Food Recall

June 21, 2010

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Natural Balance 5 lb. and 28 lb. Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food, with a "Best By" date of June 17, 2011.

A random sampling by the FDA has tested positive for Salmonella.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. It can also affect other organ systems as well. Typical signs associated with Salmonella in pets include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, depression, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain.

Salmonella can also affect humans and there is a risk if you or someone you know has come in contact with pet food contaminated with Salmonella, this includes dry pet food.

Animals that don't show clinical signs can also be carriers of Salmonella and pass it to other pets and humans.

If your pet has any signs or has ingested the product mentioned above, please contact your veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased the product mentioned above are asked to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information or help, contact Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at 800-829-4493 from 8am to 5pm PDT. You can also visit their website at

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