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Natural Balance Issues Voluntary Recall on Select Dry Dog Food Formulas (UPDATE 5/11)

By Vladimir Negron    May 05, 2012 at 12:42PM / (0) comments

Natural Balance has issued a voluntary recall of select sizes dry dog food formulas due to Salmonella concerns.

Customers who have purchased the following select dry dog food formulas are advised to contact contact the Natural Balance Customer Service team at (800) 829-4493 or email info@naturalbalanceinc.com:

• 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88650-5
Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012
Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013

• 15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88615-4
Lot Code NBH0101 Best By Date: March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013
Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012
Lot Code NBH1203 Best By Date: December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012

• 28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88628-4
Lot Code NBH0101 Best By Date: March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013
Lot Code NBH0102 Best By Date: March 7, 2013; March 8, 2013
Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013
Lot Code NBH1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012; December 13, 2012
Lot Code NBH1203 Best By Date: December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012

• 5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78755-0
Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012
Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012

• 15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78715-4
Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012;
Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012

• 28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog UPC# 7-23633-78728-4
Lot Code NBR1202 Best By Date: December 10, 2012
Lot Code NBR1203 Best By Date: December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012

• 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-65553-8
Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012
Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012

• 15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-61718-5
Lot Code NBT1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012
Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012
Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012

• 28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison Dog UPC# 7-23633-63031-3
Lot Code NBT1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012
Lot Code NBT1202 Best By Date: December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012
Lot Code NBT1203 Best By Date: December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012

• 5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian Dog UPC# 7-23633-80855-2
Lot Code NBV1201 Best By Date: December 9, 2012

• 28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed Bites
UPC# 7-23633-44443-9
Lot Code NLB1202 Best By Date: December 12, 2012
Lot Code NLB1203 Best By Date: December 20, 2012; December 21, 2012
• 5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites
UPC# 7-23633-42300-7
Lot Code NSL1201 Best By Date: December 21, 2012

• 12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed Bites UPC# 7-23633-42301-4
Lot Code NSL1201 Best By Date: December 21, 2012

According to a letter obtained by Natural Balance, none of the products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella

Recalled products were distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming, as well as in Canada. However, further distribution to other pet food channels may have occurred. 

Pets with Salmonella may display a decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian. 

People infected with Salmonella should watch for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Diamond Pet Foods is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which has received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella

 

UPDATE 5/11: Corrected "best by date" on 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88650-5 according to new press release.
 

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