Nature’s Variety Recalls Chicken-Based Diets

On Wednesday, Nature’s Variety announced a voluntary recall of their Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a “Best If Used By” date on or before 02/5/11 after receiving test results from an outside facility that indicate that Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the “Best If Used By” date of 10/29/10 and Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the “Best If Used By” date of 11/9/10 may be contaminated with Salmonella.

In an email distributed to veterinarians and pet retailers this week, the company reported:

“…out of an abundance of caution, we are expanding our voluntary recall to include all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diets for dogs and cats with any “Best If Used By” date on or before 02/5/11. We believe taking this action is an important and responsible step in order to reinforce consumer confidence and trust.

As you know, on February 11, 2010, Nature’s Variety began utilizing a new food safety process on all of our Raw Frozen Diets called High Pressure Pasteurization. By recalling all raw frozen chicken products with “Best If Used By” dates on or before 02/5/11, we can provide our pet parents with new raw frozen chicken products that have been processed through High Pressure Pasteurization.”

Additional information about the recall can be found on the company’s website, http://www.naturesvariety.com/.

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