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On February 16, 2013

Petfood recall: Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula

Select batches of Instinct patties, medallions may contain plastic pieces that pose a choking risk to pets

Petfood maker Nature's Variety is voluntarily recalling of one batch of Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties and medallions because the pet products may contain pieces of clear plastic that could potentially cause pets to choke.

Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula products marked with a "Best if Used By" date of October 4, 2013, are being recalled because clear plastic pieces were found in some bags. The company said the source of the plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.

Products affected by the recall include:

  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions in 3-lb. bags, marked with UPC# 769949601371
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions in 27-lb. cases, marked with UPC# 769949701378
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties in 6-lb. bags, marked with UPC# 769949601272
  • Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties in 36-lb. cases, marked with UPC# 769949701279

The affected product was distributed through retail stores and Internet sales in the United States and Canada. Nature's Variety said there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats.

Consumers with questions may contact the Nature's Variety Consumer Relations team at +1.888.519.7387, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email

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