Raw, frozen chicken product for cats and dogs recalled

Feb 12, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
Washington -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announces a voluntary recall of Nature’s Variety Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats because of possible Salmonella contamination.

The products affected by the recall have a “best if used by” date of 11/10/10, and are limited to chicken medallions (UPC# 7 69949 60130 2), chicken patties (UPC# 7 69949 60120 3) and chicken chubs (UPC# 7 69949 60121 0).

Consumers are being asked to return unopened products to retailers for a full refund, or to dispose of opened packages in a safe manner. Receipts can then be brought to retailers for a full refund, according to FDA.

Nature’s Variety reported the problem after a customer complaint. The product in question was tested and came back negative for Salmonella contamination, but other products tested positive.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported.

Nature’s Variety can be reached with additional questions at 800-374-3142 or by visiting naturesvariety.com.