Cat Food Recall 2021: Natural Balance Cat Food Has Been Recalled

Natural Balance is reminding two cat food products due to the potential for salmonella contamination.

The company began the recall after a control sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture detected the bacteria. The ad, shared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), says potentially contaminated products have been distributed nationwide. However, the retrieved cat food has not yet been linked to any diseases in the pet.

Symptoms of salmonella infection in cats include “vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, fever, or increased salivation,” according to the notice. Natural Balance recommends contacting a veterinarian if your cat has eaten their products and develops these symptoms.

The products recalled include the following “Best By” products dated March 10, 2022.

  • 5 lb Bag Natural Balance LID Limited Dry Cat Food Made of Green Peas and Chicken
  • 10 lb Bag Natural Balance LID Limited Dry Cat Food of Green Peas and Chicken

If you have these products, it is recommended that you dispose of them in a way that prevents any pets or wild animals from entering the food.

Any surfaces or utensils that come into contact with food should also be thoroughly cleaned, as salmonella can transfer to other surfaces and cause illness in both pets and humans. The notice states that you can return the returned cat food to the place of purchase for a refund. More details about affected products, photos, and contact information for Natural Balance can be found on the FDA’s recall page.

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