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Frozen Raw Food Recall for Nature's Variety.

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Hey all. I don't want to cause alarm but I know some of you are on the raw diets and seen that Nature's Variety Recalled their frozen chicken. Here is the information...
Recall Alert

Nature's Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall on Chicken Raw Frozen Diets For Dogs and Cats with a 'Best If Used By' Date of 11/10/10


Nature's Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The only products affected by the recall are chicken medallions, patties, and chubs with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10.

The affected products have the following UPC codes:

· UPC# 7 69949 60130 2 -- 3 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Formula Medallions
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

· UPC# 7 69949 60120 3 -- 6 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Formula Patties
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

· UPC# 7 69949 60121 0 -- 2 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Formula Chubs
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

· UPC #7 69949 50121 3 -- 12 lb. Raw Frozen Chicken Chub Case
(Best If Used By" date 11/10/10)

The "Best If Used By" date is located on the back of the package above the safe handling instructions. The affected product was sold through retail stores and internet merchant sites in the United States; it also had limited distribution in Canada. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. No other Nature's Variety products are affected, according to the company.

Consumers with additional questions can call the dedicated Customer Care line at Nature's Variety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142. Or, consumers can email Nature's Variety directly by visiting naturesvariety.com.

If you have purchased one of the affected products, stop feeding it to your pet immediately. Please return any unopened product to PSP for a full refund or replacement. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a double sealed bag or similar container and then placing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, bring your receipt (or the empty package in a double sealed bag) to a PSP retailer for a full refund or replacement.

People handling raw food can become infected with Salmonella – and Salmonella can be transferred from pets to people. So be sure to wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with soap and very warm water after handling the affected food. Use a paper towel to turn the faucet on and off when washing hands. Dry hands with a paper towel and dispose of all paper towels after use.

Food preparation surface areas and utensils that came into contact with the affected food should also be thoroughly cleaned and dried with paper towels that are then discarded. Following cleaning, these areas should be disinfected. Pet bedding or crates should also be cleaned thoroughly and then treated with a pet-safe disinfectant, as should a cat's litter box.

If your pet food was affected by this recall, you will also have to disinfect your pet's food and water bowls. This is typically done by letting the bowl soak in a mild bleach solution (a cap full of bleach in a gallon of water), rinsing thoroughly and allowing to dry completely. Always follow manufacturer's guidelines when using a disinfecting product. (Consult your veterinarian for advice pertaining to your specific pet

It is difficult to eliminate Salmonella from plastic bowls. If you use a plastic bowl and your food was affected by the recall, you should replace it. (Stainless steel bowls are easier to clean and disinfect.)

Areas where bowls, utensils and other items are cleaned should be cleaned and disinfected themselves. You should not clean these items in areas where your family's food is prepared.

Since Salmonella can remain in a pet's feces, extra care should be taken to pick up and safely dispose of dog feces, and when cleaning a cat's litter box.

It is critically important that young children, pregnant women, people undergoing chemotherapy, people recovering from an illness and seniors avoid exposure to Salmonella, so they should not be involved in cleaning affected food bowls and food preparation areas or disposing of feces if your pet's food was recalled.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever.

Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Once again, here is the contact information for the Customer Care line at Nature's Variety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-374-3142. You can also email Nature's Variety directly by visiting naturesvariety.com.
 
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I don't use that, but thanks for looking out for those who do!! We don't want anyone's babies to get sick :ThumbsDown:
 
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No Doubt, I can't seem to find a date of when it was posted but I know for sure it wasn't there last Friday since it wasn't posted last Friday on the site. It could be old but either way - if its not I didn't want to ignore it. Scared the hell out of me, I was planning on going out today and getting some to start Snuffie on raw but I just never made it. Glad I seen this so I can pay close attention to the dates, etc.
 

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Ty was fed taht food before he got sick and the vet though he had sal with the liver shunt.
 

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Ty was pts Nov 20th.
Here is what we thought the day he was pts.

Hey guys I'm posting this for Frances aka Bad_Kitty2001. Ty is in the hospital and he is a very sick kitty. Doc's are stumped as to what is actually wrong with him, but they are suspecting it might be salmonella.

At any rate he is quite bad off and he could really use some of those healing vibes.

Please think some positive thoughts for Ty's recovery. Thank-you all.








 
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Ty was fed taht food before he got sick and the vet though he had sal with the liver shunt.


Salmonella and liver shunts cause two different types of symptoms that are not related. A necropsy should have been performed to confirm or decline this suspicion. Salmonella is a normal bacteria present in the intestines, not one that is introduced by feeding a raw diet. An overgrowth of Salmonella causes watery, bloody stool. Again, which could have been confirmed by a simple fecal exam performed before or after death.

M2M, do you know if this was performed?
 

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Yes that is how they found out he had a liver shunt.
The vet thought it was Salmonella because he had the symptoms for that.
They also thought fip but all the tests were neg and the necropsy showed no fip.
They never suspected a liver shunt.
We do know he had Salmonella but he vet said he had so many other things wrong.
Can I email you a question I have about something?
The tests were pos for that.

 
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Yes that is how they found out he had a liver shunt.
The vet thought it was Salmonella because he had the symptoms for that.
They also thought fip but all the tests were neg and the necropsy showed no fip.
They never suspected a liver shunt.
We do know he had Salmonella but he vet said he had so many other things wrong.
Can I email you a question I have about something?
The tests were pos for that.

Sure, no problem.
 
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Ty was pts Nov 20th.
Here is what we thought the day he was pts.

Hey guys I'm posting this for Frances aka Bad_Kitty2001. Ty is in the hospital and he is a very sick kitty. Doc's are stumped as to what is actually wrong with him, but they are suspecting it might be salmonella.

At any rate he is quite bad off and he could really use some of those healing vibes.

Please think some positive thoughts for Ty's recovery. Thank-you all.



I'm so sorry, I didn't know.:Cry:
 
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