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Nature Variety Recalls Salmonella-tainted Dog and Cat Food

Nature’s Variety is recalling one lot of Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats because the products could be contaminated with salmonella. Contaminated pet food can infect animals as well as people who have not handled the products properly. The company received one customer complaint linked to a lot not affected by the recall. There have been no reported pet or human illnesses linked to the recalled lot, according to the Lincoln, Neb., company. The recall involves different forms, including chicken medallions, patties and chubs, with a "best if used by" date of Nov. 10, 2010.

  • Rocky

    The USA’s food supply for humans and pets is very broken.
    The ChemNutra folks, who were responsible for the Pet Food Recall of 2007, started a new business and were “punished” with barely a slap on the wrist.
    There’s just no incentive for food companies to do the right thing.
    Note to Washington: It’s time to impose harsh penalties on those who are reckless with the food we eat.

  • Other foreign substances in food are common reasons for a food recall. Sometimes foreign matter is packaged with or even cooked into food. The most common types of foreign substance recalls are due to the presence of metal, glass, and plastic.