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Natura expands pet food recall on salmonella risk [to animals and people]
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 4/19/13

Posted on 04/20/2013 1:05:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- Natura Pet Products is expanding a recall of dry pet foods over a possible salmonella risk to animals and people.

The company, a unit of Procter & Gamble Co., first announced a voluntary recall in March of its dog, cat and ferret foods because they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The company's recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014.

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A complete list of the recalled foods is available online at http://www.naturapet.com/ . Customers should throw away affected pet foods. More information is available from Natura at (800) 224-6123.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Here we go again...
1 posted on 04/20/2013 1:05:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

2 posted on 04/20/2013 1:06:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
AGAIN!

Natura Pet Food Expands Voluntary Recall March 31, 2013

A sampling of product labels being recalled by Natura Pet Products

CHICAGO (CBS) – Nebraska-based Natura Pet Products has announced an expansion of its voluntarily recall of dry pet food because of potential Salmonella contamination.

3 posted on 04/20/2013 1:35:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

“It’s déjà vu all over again.”
—Yogi Berra


4 posted on 04/20/2013 1:47:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JoeProBono

These are suppose to be “good” food too. Geesh.
I wonder if they get their products for this food grown here or China?


5 posted on 04/20/2013 2:22:32 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very important. Slings, please ping doggy people as well. I don’t believe we have a ferret ping.


6 posted on 04/20/2013 3:07:54 AM PDT by Gefn ("Veni, Vidi, Volo in domum redire")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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7 posted on 04/20/2013 3:17:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Thanks for the info.


8 posted on 04/20/2013 3:59:11 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks for the thread!

I use Blue Buffalo, made here. So far, so good.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 3:59:56 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

10 posted on 04/20/2013 4:02:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

For those who have any of the possibly tainted product, rather than following the recall directions (printing out a form, cutting off the lot number and the UPC and in the process, possibly exposing you to contaminated product), you can call 800-224-6123 and speak to their product support line and get replacement coupons mailed out to you.

I do not understand, especially in the age of most consumers having a digital camera, why they would even request customers to handle potentially dangerous product to cut out UPC and lot numbers, and then mail it to them. I’d hate to be the unlucky person selected to open up recall mail, not to mention that it is probably a federal crime to mail paper that may be laced with salmonella.


11 posted on 04/20/2013 4:36:10 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Gefn

Doggy people pinged. No ferret ping list, but we should have one just to p*ss Rudy Giuliani off.


12 posted on 04/20/2013 5:40:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Sir Napsalot

You’re quite welcome.


13 posted on 04/20/2013 5:41:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kingu

Thanks for the phone number.


14 posted on 04/20/2013 5:43:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: snarkytart
These are suppose to be “good” food too. Geesh. I wonder if they get their products for this food grown here or China?

Yes, they are premium dog foods. For many years I fed my dogs Innova but as they got older I had to switch to another brand (for heart conditions). I still offer them Innova wet dog food (to entice their eating the dry food).

When the 2007 outbreak of bad food from China occurred I talked to the Innova folks, who assured me that they did not get anything from China. Their food ingredients come from the USA.

15 posted on 04/20/2013 5:53:59 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Slings and Arrows

” No ferret ping list”.

How ‘bout a “Slime Weasel” ping list for egregious offenders against the Constitution?


16 posted on 04/20/2013 5:54:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: OldPossum

But that was before Natura was bought by Proctor & Gamble in 2010. Where do they get their ingredients from now?


17 posted on 04/20/2013 6:17:04 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Roos_Girl

Good question. All I know is that the person at Innova I spoke with told me that they then used American-based ingredients and would not ever use foreign sources.

I think I need to go back to them and check on the current source of the ingredients in their dry and wet dog foods. Natura is based in California and it’s 6:45 in the morning there now.

I’ll report back what I find.


18 posted on 04/20/2013 6:45:13 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Roos_Girl

Frankly the last big shake-up with animal food was products made in the Carolinas. We’re not perfect.


19 posted on 04/20/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you.


20 posted on 04/20/2013 7:13:40 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (I must b e all here, because everyone keeps telling me I'm not all there.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
A few years ago I switched George T Cat over to Blue Buffalo.

It is a bit more expensive but at times like this all I can think is "Totally worth it!"

21 posted on 04/20/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

That’s true, but I’d venture there’s a higher chance of issues with ingedients from China


22 posted on 04/20/2013 7:46:27 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

This is why I switched my cat food to Before Grain by Merrick, they also have dog food.

Check out their website. They are located in TX and only use ingredients from their locals.

And one of their promises are NO INGREDIENTS FROM CHINA!

http://www.merrickpetcare.com/our-mission/five-key-promises/


23 posted on 04/20/2013 8:29:47 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GladesGuru

There’s already a Lindsey Graham ping list.


24 posted on 04/20/2013 10:07:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Silentgypsy

You’re very welcome.


25 posted on 04/20/2013 10:07:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: All

www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm344421.htm


26 posted on 04/20/2013 10:10:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Roos_Girl
Sad part is that a lot of active pharmaceutical ingredients are made in China. They have about 70% of the world’s antibacteria ingredients manufacturing located there.
27 posted on 04/20/2013 5:12:08 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Roos_Girl
But that was before Natura was bought by Proctor & Gamble in 2010. Where do they get their ingredients from now?

As I noted in post #18, I did contact Natura Products today and was told that the answers as to the source of the ingredients (by product brand) are available from this web site: www.seebeyondthebag.com. I checked it and found that it does address where they get their ingredients.

28 posted on 04/20/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by OldPossum
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