Reporting Steve Grzanich
CHICAGO (CBS) – Nebraska-based Natura Pet Products has announced an expansion of its voluntarily recall of dry pet food because of potential Salmonella contamination.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, no Salmonella related illnesses have been reported but the contaminated products do pose a risk to pets and humans.
The FDA says sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in more batches of dry cat food and cat pet treats.
In a statement, the FDA said the affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Costa Rica, as well as online.
The dry cat food expiration dates for this expanded recall range from 1/1/2014 to 3/24/2014. The dry cat treats have expiration dates from 7/1/13 to 9/27/13.
“Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting,” the FDA statement said. Other pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The previous recall included brands of Evo, California Natural, Healthwise and Innova brands.
More from the FDA here.
More from Natura Pet Products here.