Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Massive pet food recall after salmonella found in Natura products

Massive pet food recall after salmonella found in Natura products
Credit: Natura Website
Posted on June 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Natura Pet brands is issuing a massive pet food recall after the FDA found salmonella in one of their products, according to a recording on the company's community relations phone line. The company has recalled pet food from all of their product lines, including food for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
According to the voicemail release by the company, while a single positive test for a contaminant usually leads to a limited recall, just covering a few days' worth of pet food production, Natura voluntarily recalled everything produced more than a week ago. After that point the company says it implemented additional product testing procedures.
"We are taking the additional precautionary measure," the company announced in the audio press release, adding "our first priority is the wellbeing of the pets we serve."
If your animal is showing symptoms of stomach distress, seek immediate treatment for your pet.
The recall includes all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature, and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit treats with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. The expiration date appears in different places on the various products. To find out where to look for your pet food's expiration date, see the illustrated guide on the Natura website.
The company advises pet store owners to dispose of any of the recalled product immediately, but not before you clip key information off the bag. To get a full refund, you need to fill out this form and mail it to Natura with the UPC label, expiration date, and product code cut from the pet food bag.
For further information, you can contact the company online or by calling (800) 224-6123.

Thanks to our wonderful troops!!


Army Sergeant Nick B. took unusual action against cruelty he witnessed serving in Afghanistan. When he encountered a tied-up, skinny Shepherd mix covered in mud, ears and tail hacked away, Nick asked the people living nearby if he could have him. But the owners, who were planning to use the dog for gruesome "entertainment" purposes, were only willing to give him up in return for cigarettes. The soldier happily traded.

Nick won the dog’s trust by approaching him gently and offering bits of beef jerky. And Bodhi, as he’s now known, eventually won the hearts of Nick’s entire unit. With the help of a rescue organization, Nick was able to ensure that Bodhi would be flown to the U.S. when the soldier's tour was finished. On Saturday, the two were reunited in Pensacola, Fla.

Too many humans act barbarically toward other species. Many more humans stand by and do nothing. Let’s rally behind those who do take action — and commit to making kindness and respect the new norm the world over.
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