Nature's Variety Pet Food Products Recalled for Potential Salmonella ContaminationFeb 12, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Potential Salmonella contamination has prompted a recall of Nature's Variety Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats.
Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products.
According to the recall notice, the recalled products are limited to the Nature’s Variety Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet packaged in the following forms:
• 3 lb chicken medallions (UPC# 7 69949 60130 2) with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/0/10
• 6 lb chicken patties (UPC# 7 69949 60120 3) with a “Best If Used By” date of 11/10/10
• 2 lb chicken chubs (UPC# 7 69949 60121 0) with a “Best If Used By” date of 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 distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States, and in limited distribution in Canada.Consumers are being advised to return any unopened Nature’s Variety products subject to this recall to their retailer for a full refund or replacement. Opened product should be disposed of in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle. Retails will provide a refund or replacement to consumers who present a receipt or the empty package in a sealed bag.
Consumers with additional questions can call the Nature’s Variety Customer Care line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142, or they can email the company by visiting by visiting naturesvariety.com.