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Natura recalls pet food over salmonella concerns

While it's most common for people to pay attention to recalls when they are for ourselves or our families, sometimes there are those recalls that involved our furry friends as well.  And after an announcement made by Natura pet food this month, many people across the nation may be thinking about the safety of their pets a little more in the months to come.

According to Natura, it is recalling dozens of its pet food products after inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration detected salmonella on some of the products manufactured on April 13.  Included in the recall are Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma dry pet foods and treats.  And alsthough no pets are reported to have fallen ill as a result of the food-borne illness, there is still the concern that it could.

Aside from potentially making your pets severely sick, as parents here in California can imagine, children could be at risk as well.  That's because, with pet bowls being at lower levels, children have access to the possibly contaminated pet food.  It's not uncommon for curious kids to want to try a bite of their pet's food; and with the risk of salmonella poisoning a lingering concern, children ingesting this dangerous product could become a liability many parents will not want to take.

According to a statement released by Natura, the company is taking the precautionary measure of recalling all of its products from store shelves to ensure consumer and pet safety.  They are also issuing refunds and replacement vouchers for anyone who had purchased a recalled product.

Source: WZZM News, "Some Natura pet food products recalled," Bob Brenzing, June 24, 2013

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