Salmonella Threat Leads to Widespread Pet Food Recall

California Natural, Evo, Innova and HealthWise—four brands from Natura—are targeted.

Natura Pet Products on Monday voluntarily recalled selected lots of California Natural, Evo, Innova and HealthWise dry pet foods because of potential salmonella contamination.

The affected products are sold in bags through veterinary clinics, pet specialty retailers and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong and Costa Rica.

One Evo ferret food was recalled. The other identified foods are dog and cat formulas.

No salmonella-related illnesses were reported, noted Fremont, Neb.-based Natura, a division of Procter & Gamble. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People who handle contaminated pet products may exhibit similar symptoms.
The recalled foods, which bear specific UPC and lot codes, were produced in a single plant over two weeks in December. Routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture showed the presence of salmonella in food collected from one store.

Pet owners are advised to discard the recalled food. Information about replacement food or a refund is available by calling 800-224-6123 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.

Natura Recalled Products



Adult Dog Food – Large Bites


Senior Plus Dog Food


Puppy Food


Large Breed Adult Dog Food


Large Breed Puppy Food


Prime Grain Free Herring and Salmon Formula Adult


Prime Grain Free Beef and Lamb Meal Formula Adult Dog Food  


Salmon and Herring Formula Adult Dog Food


Large Breed Adult Dog Food Bilingual


Adult Dog Food – Large Bites Bilingual



 Weight Management Dog Food


Red Meat Formula


Senior Formula


Turkey and Chicken Formula


California Natural

Grain Free Kangaroo and Red Lentil



Chicken Meal and Oatmeal Formula Weight Control


Lamb Meal Formula Adult Dog Food 


Chicken Meal and Brown Rice Formula Puppy Food


A complete list of the recalled foods with information on locating the UPC and Lot Codes is available at

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