The expanded recall now includes all dry cat food, dog food and pet treat products with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. The recall affects all sizes, UPCs and lot codes of the following Natura brands:
A sampling conducted by the Michigan, USA, and Georgia, USA, Departments of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in an additional sampling of dry petfood and a cat treat. As a precaution, the company expanded the recall to include all products made within the same timeframe. The affected products were sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online.
Consumers who purchased the recalled products should discard them and contact Natura for a refund at +1.800.224.6123, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST.
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