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I just saw this on the Pet Supply Plus website and thought I should post it here since this food is on the approved list.
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   3/9/10
Recall Alert

Nature’s Variety Expands Recall Of Chicken Formula and
Organic Chicken Formula
Raw Frozen Diets For Dogs and Cats

 Expanded Recall Affects ALL Products That Have A
“Best If Used By” Date Of 02/5/11 Or EARLIER

Nature’s Variety is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula raw frozen dog and cat foods.  The recall affects all of the company’s chicken formula foods with Best If Used By dates of 02/5/11 or any earlier date. This includes all products that have a Best If Used By date for this year – 2010, or a Best If Used By date for January 2011.  The recalled Chicken Formula food includes medallions, patties and chubs.

If you have any affected Nature’s Variety Chicken Formula or Nature’s Variety Organic Chicken Formula raw frozen dog and cat food, please stop feeding it to your pet immediately and return it to PSP for a complete refund.  (Please see the “Return Guideline” below for information on the disposal and refund/return of opened products.)

If you have any questions or concerns about your Nature’s Variety Chicken Formula and Nature’s Variety Organic Chicken Formula raw frozen dog or cat food, or are unsure whether or not your food is affected by this recall, please stop feeding the food to your pet immediately and return it to PSP for a full refund.

Nature’s Variety voluntarily recalled some Chicken Formula Raw Frozen diets in January after testing by an outside facility indicated that some of the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. As a precaution, Nature’s Variety has now voluntarily expanded the recall to include all of its chicken formula dog and cat products with a Best It Used By date of 02/5/11 or earlier. (This means that all chicken formula diets with 2010 Best If Used By dates and January 2011 Best If Used By dates are also covered by the expanded recall.)

Please note that none of Nature’s Variety other Raw Frozen Diets are involved in this recall other than chicken, nor are any other Nature’s Variety products involved in this recall.

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      Chicken Formula 0.75 lb Taste of Raw Medallions
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      Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions
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      Chicken Formula 6 lb patties
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      Chicken Formula 2 lb single chubs
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      Chicken Formula 12 lb retail display case of chubs
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      Organic Chicken Formula 3 lb medallions
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      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.

Consumers with additional questions can call the dedicated Customer Care line at Nature’s Variety at 800-374-3142.  Or, consumers can email Nature's Variety directly by visiting www.naturesvariety.com

RETURN GUIDELINE


If you have purchased one of the affected products stop feeding it to your pet immediately, and return any unopened product to PSP for a full refund or replacement.  If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a double sealed bag or similar container and then placing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, bring your receipt (or the empty package in a double sealed bag) to PSP retailer for a full refund or replacement.

People handling raw food can become infected with Salmonella – and Salmonella can be transferred from pets to people. So be sure to wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with soap and very warm water after handling the affected food. Use a paper towel to turn the faucet on and off when washing hands. Dry hands with a paper towel and dispose of all paper towels after use.

Food preparation surface areas and utensils that came into contact with the affected food should also be thoroughly cleaned and dried with paper towels that are then discarded. Following cleaning, these areas should be disinfected.  Pet bedding or crates should also be cleaned thoroughly and then treated with a pet-safe disinfectant, as should a cat’s litter box.

If your pet food is affected by this recall, you will also have to disinfect your pet’s food and water bowls. This is typically done by letting the bowl soak in a mild bleach solution (a cap full of bleach in a gallon of water). Always follow manufacturer’s guidelines when using a disinfecting product. Be sure to rinse your pet’s bowls thoroughly after disinfecting with a bleach solution. Dry rinsed bowls and make sure the scent of bleach has disappeared completely before putting food or water in the bowls and reintroducing them to your pet.  (Consult your veterinarian for advice pertaining to your specific pet.)

It is difficult to eliminate salmonella from plastic bowls. If you use a plastic bowl and your food was affected by the recall, you should replace it. (Stainless steel bowls are easier to clean and disinfect.)

Areas where bowls, utensils and other items are cleaned should be cleaned and disinfected themselves.  You should not clean these items in areas where your family’s food is prepared.

Since Salmonella can remain in a pet’s feces, extra care should be taken to pick up and safely dispose of dog feces, and when cleaning a cat’s litter box.

It is critically important that young children, pregnant women, people undergoing chemo therapy, people recovering from an illness and seniors avoid exposure to salmonella, so they should not be involved in cleaning affected food bowls and food preparation areas or disposing of feces if your pet’s food was recalled.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever. 

Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

Once again, here is the contact information for the Customer Care line at Nature’s Variety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142.  You can also email Nature's Variety directly by visiting naturesvariety.com.

 

2/12/10
Recall Alert

Nature's Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall on Chicken Raw Frozen Diets For Dogs and Cats with a 'Best If Used By' Date of 11/10/10
 

Nature's Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The only products affected by the recall are chicken medallions, patties, and chubs with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10. 

The affected products have the following UPC codes:

·      UPC# 7 69949 60130 2 -- 3 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Formula Medallions
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

·      UPC# 7 69949 60120 3 -- 6 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Formula Patties
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

·      UPC# 7 69949 60121 0 -- 2 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Formula Chubs
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

·      UPC #7 69949 50121 3 -- 12 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Chub Case
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

The "Best If Used By" date is located on the back of the package above the safe handling instructions.  The affected product was sold through retail stores and internet merchant sites in the United States; it also had limited distribution in Canada.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. No other Nature’s Variety products are affected, according to the company.

Consumers with additional questions can call the dedicated Customer Care line at Nature’s Variety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142.  Or, consumers can email Nature's Variety directly by visiting naturesvariety.com.

If you have purchased one of the affected products, stop feeding it to your pet immediately. Please return any unopened product to PSP for a full refund or replacement.  If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a double sealed bag or similar container and then placing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, bring your receipt (or the empty package in a double sealed bag) to a PSP retailer for a full refund or replacement.

People handling raw food can become infected with Salmonella – and Salmonella can be transferred from pets to people. So be sure to wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with soap and very warm water after handling the affected food. Use a paper towel to turn the faucet on and off when washing hands. Dry hands with a paper towel and dispose of all paper towels after use.

Food preparation surface areas and utensils that came into contact with the affected food should also be thoroughly cleaned and dried with paper towels that are then discarded. Following cleaning, these areas should be disinfected.  Pet bedding or crates should also be cleaned thoroughly and then treated with a pet-safe disinfectant, as should a cat’s litter box.

If your pet food was affected by this recall, you will also have to disinfect your pet’s food and water bowls. This is typically done by letting the bowl soak in a mild bleach solution (a cap full of bleach in a gallon of water), rinsing thoroughly and allowing to dry completely. Always follow manufacturer’s guidelines when using a disinfecting product.  (Consult your veterinarian for advice pertaining to your specific pet

It is difficult to eliminate Salmonella from plastic bowls. If you use a plastic bowl and your food was affected by the recall, you should replace it. (Stainless steel bowls are easier to clean and disinfect.)

Areas where bowls, utensils and other items are cleaned should be cleaned and disinfected themselves.  You should not clean these items in areas where your family’s food is prepared.

Since Salmonella can remain in a pet’s feces, extra care should be taken to pick up and safely dispose of dog feces, and when cleaning a cat’s litter box.

It is critically important that young children, pregnant women, people undergoing chemotherapy, people recovering from an illness and seniors avoid exposure to Salmonella, so they should not be involved in cleaning affected food bowls and food preparation areas or disposing of feces if your pet’s food was recalled.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever.

Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Once again, here is the contact information for the Customer Care line at Nature’s Variety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142.  You can also email Nature's Variety directly by visiting naturesvariety.com.

 

Recall Alert
 

Merrick Pet Care Withdraws 72 Cases of 10 oz. Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats

Products Are Identified By "lot 9323 best buy 111911”

Merrick Pet Care initiated a voluntary withdraw of 72 cases of 10 oz. Beef Filet Squares from the market on January 11th, 2010 in cooperation with the FDA because of possible contamination with Salmonella.  The products can be identified by the following code on the bag: “lot 9323 best buy 111911.”

Upon notification from the FDA that this product may be contaminated with Salmonella, Merrick identified the 82 retail pet stores that may have received this product.  None of these products were shipped to Pet Supplies “Plus” or its distributors.

As of Wednesday, January 13th, all Beef Filet Squares from this lot have been removed from the shelves. Merrick has identified that 20 cases have not yet been recovered from retail and could be in consumers’ hands.

Merrick advises all consumers to review the lot code stamped on the top of the bag and to dispose of any Beef Filet Squares from lot “9323 best buy 111911."

If you have Merrick Beef Filet Squares purchased from Pet Supplies "Plus" and are uncertain about the product you may return it to our stores for a complete refund.

For more information, contact Merrick at 1-800-248-8397, or visit www.merrickpetcare.com


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Re: Nature's Variety Pet food recall (chicken & organic chicken formula)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 07:47:30 PM »
Thanks - I've moved this topic to the "Pet Food Recall" sub-forum, since it isn't legislation.

I saw this and was happy to see that NV was voluntarily recalling just to be safe. I don't know that anyone on the forum uses their premade RAW, or at least not regularly.
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Re: Nature's Variety Pet food recall (chicken & organic chicken formula)
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 09:24:28 PM »
I didnt even see the other forum sorry about that  :blush: I need to look around a bit more obviously :)