Nature’s Variety recalls raw dog food due to possible contamination

natures-variety-logoNature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of select lots of its Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected products were distributed through retail stores in the United States and limited distribution in Canada. The products being recalled are:

  • UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
  • UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use, monitor their pets’ health, and contact a veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.

Consumers with additional questions can contact Nature’s Variety at 888-519-7387 (8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, seven days a week) or by email at

—Source: Dog Food Advisor / FDA

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