Voluntary Recall by Nature’s Variety Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of April 27, 2016, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The FDA says Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.  No illnesses have been reported to date.  Officials say Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that a routine surveillance sample of seven pound Instinct Raw Chicken Bites for dogs tested positive for Salmonella.  Here is a link for more information:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm455923.htm