Natural Balance recalls cat food for Salmonella

No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.

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Pet Food Recalls Natural Balance

Natural Balance Pet Foods of San Diego, California, USA recalled Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food products (listed below) due to possible contamination with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This was discovered from a routine state surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The recalled cat foods were distributed nationwide in the U.S. via both retail and online distribution. No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.

Product Name

Retail UPC Code

Lot Code

Best If Used by Date

5 LB Bag, Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food

2363300233

1008080 06:42N811202:20

10-Mar-2022

10 LB Bag, Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food

2363300235

1008080 06:42N811202:20

10-Mar-2022

Effects of Salmonella contamination of pet food

Salmonella can infect cats eating 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 appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.

Salmonella can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat's foods, surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the contaminated product. Healthy people infected wit Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. People exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or a cat that has eaten this product should contact their healthcare provider.

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