Nature’s Variety has voluntarily recalled select Instinct Raw dog foods after the FDA discovered the foods tested positive for Salmonella.
The affected products are the 4-pound bags of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs (UPC: 769949611431) with an expiration date of 04/27/16, the 7-pound bags of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs (UPC: 769949611448) with an expiration date of 04/27/16, and the 6-pound bags of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs (UPC: 769949611486) with an expiration date of 04/27/16.
Expiration dates are located on the back of the packaging below the seal.
No other Nature’s Variety products are included in this recall.
The contaminated Nature’s Variety foods were shipped to stores all across the United States and parts of Canada.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses or deaths in animals or humans due to these products. Consumers are encouraged to follow the Simple Handling Tips found on the packaging of Nature’s Variety products to ensure the contaminated product is disposed of properly.
Nature Variety’s Chief Executive Officer Reed Howlett released the following statement following the recall:
At Nature’s Variety, we take quality and safety very seriously. We believe that under all circumstances, health and safety comes first, and we are committed to providing the best possible nutrition for pets.
Salmonella contamination is being found in numerous pet food facilities. Should pet owners be concerned? Let me know in the comments!