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Natural Balance Recalls Limited Ingredient Cat Food Due to Potential Salmonella

Natural Balance Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula

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Summary

  • Company Announcement Date: 05/20/2021
  • FDA Publish Date: 05/20/2021
  • Product Type: Animal & Veterinary, Food & Beverages, Pet Food, Foodborne Illness
  • Reason for Announcement: Salmonella. Potential Salmonella Contamination
  • Company Name: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
  • Brand Name: Natural Balance
  • Product Description: L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula

Company Announcement

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. of San Diego, CA, is voluntarily recalling the cat food products listed below due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This was discovered from a routine state surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Product Information

Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best if Used By Date
Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food, 5-lb bag 2363300233 1008080 06:42N811202:20 10-Mar-2022
Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food, 10-lb bag 2363300235 1008080 06:42N811202:20 10-Mar-2022

If pet parents have matching products in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately or return it to their retailer for a refund. (See product photos below.) This information can be found on the back panel of each 5 LB and 10 LB bag. Natural Balance Pet Foods products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded.

Products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. via both retail and online distribution. No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and no other Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. products are impacted by this recall.

Salmonella Information

Salmonella can infect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in cats may include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Fever
  • Excessive salivation

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.

Salmonella can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat’s foods, surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the contaminated product.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. People exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or a cat that has eaten this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Natural Balance Contact Information

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1-833-558-0908, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST or visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com/contact-us.

The health and well-being of the pets that enjoy our Natural Balance pet foods is our priority. Our company and our team take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, wholesome, nutritious pet foods for dogs and cats.

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. is conducting this voluntary recall in in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

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