Natural Balance Cat Food Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

On May 20, 2021, Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula due to potential salmonella contamination.

No illnesses have been reported. The company issued the recall after routine sampling performed by Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and humans who handle the contaminated food, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Salmonella was the cause of multiple recalls last year.

What Is Recalled?

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food (5LB Bag)
– Retail UPC code: 2363300233
– Lot code: 1008080 06:42N811202:20
– Best buy date: 10-Mar-2022

Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food (10LB Bag)
– Retail UPC code: 2363300235
– Lot code: 1008080 06:42N811202:20
– Best buy date: 10-Mar-2022

Lot code information can be found on the back of the bags.

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“The health and well-being of the pets that enjoy our Natural Balance pet foods is our priority. Our company and our team take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, wholesome, nutritious pet foods for dogs and cats,” stated the pet food company.

Where Was It Sold?

The potentially contaminated products were sold nationwide in the U.S. through retail stores and online.

The recall is only for the specified food and does not impact any other Natural Balance Pet Food products.

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Symptoms Of Salmonella In Pets

– lethargy
– diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
– fever
– vomiting
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain

Pets that are infected can be carriers and pass it on to other animals and humans. If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.

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What To Do

If you have purchased any of the above products and the lot number matches the recall, stop feeding immediately.

People who have purchased the recalled food are instructed to dispose of it and wash their hands and all surfaces.

Pet parents can return the recalled food to the retail store they purchased it from for a full refund. “Natural Balance Pet Foods products are 100% guaranteed and all returned product will be refunded.”

Consumers can contact Natural Balance by calling 1-833-558-0908, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST for additional information.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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